Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Jamaican nummies

Even novices like Tanya can make these. We had a vegetarian shepherd's pie made with Caribbean seasonings that was also super tasty, but I don't have the recipe electronically and I'm far too lazy to type it in.

Mango Salsa
2 mangos chopped
1 pint grape tomatoes, quartered or smaller
1/2 small red onion diced
3 jalapenos, diced (check for hotness before adding all the seeds)
handful of cilantro chopped
Juice of 1 lime

Mix together, chill.

Jerk Chicken skewers
6 chicken breasts cut into thin strips
Jerk seasoning
Juice of 1 lime
Skewers, soaked in water for 2 hours

Put chicken strips on skewers
Squeeze lime juice over chicken
Put jerk seasoning on a plate and roll each skewer in the seasoning covering all sides
Grill 2-4 minutes a side depending on thickness

Fried Ripe Plantains
1 ripe plantain
1 tablespoon cinnmon or nutmeg
Peel plantain by making 2 incisions on opposite sides of the plantain skin and then peel.
Slice the plantains into 2 in the middle (width not length - like breaking a banana in 2).
Cut up both pieces of plantains into 1/4 inch slices longways.
Heat skillet filled with just enough oil to cover the 1/4 inch slices.
Fry plantain slices until golden brown on each side.
Each slice needs about 45 seconds to a minute to cook.
Be careful not to burn.
Place cooked plantain in a dish layered with napkins so as to drain/soak up the oil.
Sprinkle with cinnamon or nutmeg to taste.
Serves 4


Tanya Espanya said...

That mango salsa sounds good, and easy. I'll try it when I get back home.

Slave to the dogs said...

Tanya, it was scrumptious. Let me know how it goes!