Provision Rosetta Style

Curt Hospidales - Chef, Hothouse Restaurant
"Growing up in Trinidad, garlic was the meat in the pot."
Course Main Course
Cuisine Trinidad
Servings 6 people


  • 1.8 kg provision: any combo of potato, white yam, cassava or eddoes cut in 2-inch cubes
  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 5 cloves Garlic
  • 1 large Onion chopped
  • 1/2 Scotch bonnet pepper seeded, diced fine (adjust to personal heat preference)
  • 1/2 Red bell pepper diced fine
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Boil provision in salted water until you can pierce with fork.
  • Drain water and let dry a bit.
  • While the provision boils, prepare other ingredients.
  • When all are assembled and ready, heat a frying pan with oil coating the bottom. Drop in a bread cube to indicate when the oil is hot (when it begins to brown).
  • Now you can begin. Sauté garlic until lightly brown.
  • Add onion. Sauté for 1 minute and then add provision and peppers.
  • Toss in pan until all is blended; add salt and pepper to taste.