We are very lucky to be able to collaborate with some fantastic local businesses for our events and one of our most popular is M&M Catering, Caribbean caterers based in Luton. In charge is Marellda Letang, here’s what she had to say about working in the industry.
I have worked in catering for over 30 years now. What I enjoy most about is fulfilling my customer’s requirements and I am lucky enough to have a great team to help me deliver this. They are all hard working, committed, loyal and professional. We all work well as a team. My favourite dishes to cook are all types of Caribbean food, curried mutton, rice and peas, mac & cheese, fried dumplings… the list is endless! My favourite food to eat is ackee and salt fish with yam, boiled dumplings and green bananas.
We asked Marellda to share an easy recipe with us that you can try - why not try it out...
Marellda’s Fried Dumplings
225g self raising flour
1 teaspoon of salt
Approx ½ cup of cold water
Oil for frying Sift flour and salt in a bowl.
Pour the water a little at a time to form a soft dough.
Leave the dough to rest, covered with cling film for about an hour.
Divide into 12 balls Heat oil in pan on medium heat
Add each ball and let fry until golden brown on each side.
Place on a paper towel to drain off any excess oil.
Enjoy while warm.