Showing posts from January, 2018

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

My husband fell in love with Jerk Chicken some time back, when he tried it in Jamaica. He all of a sudden had a taste for it and I can't find anywhere around me that sales it. SO I decided to try and pull it off on my own. It came out finger licking good literally. I make it at least once a week now. That ground ginger I now use on anything. It totally intensifies the flavor. Gotta try this recipe, whether you like spice or not.  No joke, very good.

I've heard of some already made store bought sauces that you can use as the marinade for the jerk chicken. Which also tastes great. But its nothing like making it from scratch.

Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min
Total Time: 1 hour 30 min
Source: Elise Jackson

6 - 8 chicken thighs
1/2 lime
1 spring onion or scallions chopped
1tsp crushed garlic
1 red pepper chopped
seasonings: lawrys all purpose seasoning, salt, ground ginger, ground cinnamon, ground black pepper, granulated onion, ground allspice, grou…

Carne Seca - Salted Dried Beef

Carne Seca is a brazilian form of dried beef which is like a salted piece of beef similar to salted cod. This beef goes great in making your traditional brazilian black beans  into a feijoada which consists of many meats cooked together inside of the beans. Or even in a crazy rice type thing where you do a stir fry, great to be served on its own made into a beef stroganoff.

You can use it in the place of any beef great recipe, but Bearing in mind that it is salted. So just like you would with a piece of salted cod. You would first need to soak it and rinse out some of the excess salts and not season your dish in order to enjoy it and not overly salt your foods.

It is hard to find Carne Seca in stores, at least here in America it is... Only in select Brazilian specialty shops; and when you do finally find it, they are extremely over priced. I remember buying a small piece weighing no more than about 8oz and I payed about $25. Very expensive. I was trying to make a feijoada (black bean…