Geera Pork with Chef Ruben of Melange Restaurant

Chef Ruben, owner/executive chef at Melange Restaurant on Ariapita Avenue, Port of Spain took some time to show us how to cook a very simple, but very delicious Geera Pork using our Pork Pieces.

Melange Restaurant is located at #40 Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook, Port of Spain. Right on the Avenue! They offer amazing dinners in an beautiful atmosphere. They also do quite a bit of catering. Chef Ruben does amazing things with a lot of local dishes, as well as international. Melange offers a wide range of catering items for any type of event you are hosting whether corporate catering or personal. For information on catering options or to book a dinner reservation, please email: or call: 628-8687









Ingredients Used:









Blooms Imports Pork Pieces Veg Oil, Salt, Geera (Cumin), Garlic, Trini Pimento Peppers, Coc0nut Powder, Onion, Tomato, Scotch Bonnet (Habanaro), Black Pepper.

Basic Instructions:

Season the Pork using the above ingredients. Chop necessary vegetables to help season. Drizzle with Vegetable Oil and mix. Place in an oven pan and add a little bit of stock or water. Cover with foil and bake at 300 for 20 to 30 minutes. Check the pork to see if it’s done. Do not over cook.

Chop onions, pimentos, garlic, tomato, hot pepper. Heat in pan with butter. Add back drippings from pork and then pour over pork in bowl.

The same mix / seasoning can be used to make Geera Baby Back Ribs. Simply rub down the baby backs with the Geera seasoning (same seasoning as with the Pork Pieces) put the Baby Back racks onto a baking pan and place in the oven @ 300 degrees for 2 to 3 hours. Checking often.


How to cook our Corned Beef Briskets

Our corned beef briskets come ‘corned’ or brined and are ready to cook. This is a excellent and very flavorful dish that dates back to the 18th century (well, not these in roasts in particular but the idea of salting beef).

This is a famous American / Irish traditional dish.

Here’s how to cook our Corned Beef Brisket:

Boil a big pot or pan of water. Place in your Beef Brisket and reduce to simmer. You do not need to add any additional seasonings or spices, unless of course you would like to. Your brisket should remain cooking for 2 to 2.5 hours. Knowing when it is done is kind of an art form. You can use a fork to poke the meat to see if it’s approaching your desired tenderness. The longer you cook, the more tender it is. Corned beef can easily become fall apart tender.








As with most meats, these will reduce in size when cooking, so expect to have about 70% of the meat that you started with. Serve with roasted potatoes, steamed cabbage and carrots. DON’T forget the spicy mustard.

How to use our website to place your order – Video

We often get phone calls from customers that aren’t quite sure how to use our website to place their order. We agree, sometimes ordering online is not that simple. That’s why we worked with our web developer to make our website so simple and easy to use that ANYONE can use it.

Just to show you how easy it is, we did a quick video on how to find the site (well, you are on it now, so you are doing good so far), how to look up items, add those items to your ‘cart’ and complete your order.

So, if you are new to Blooms or have never ordered online, take a minute to watch this clip to see the easiest way to order meat online, ever!