I will soon have a jamaican recipes e-book available on amazon.com but for now here is one of the hottest dishes in Jamaican Culture
How to Cook Rice and Peas
You will need…..
½ pound dried red peas (kidney beans) or small red beans (1 cup)
6 – 8 cups coconut milk
1 teaspoon of freshly ground black pepper
2 whole scallions, crushed
2 sprigs of fresh thyme or 1 ½ tgeaspoons dried
2 cups of uncooked long grain white rice
2 teaspoon salt
How to Prepare…
Wash the beans thoroughly and place them in a medium-sized saucepan with the coconut milk, black pepper, scallions and thyme.
Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 1 – 2 hours, or until the beans are almost tender (adding water as needed to keep the beans covered, in the water)
Remove the thyme if using whole sprigs and scallions.
Add the rice and salt.
(If necessary, add more water so that the liquid is 1 inch above the rice.)
Bring the rice and peas to a boil over high heat, then reduce the heat, cover and simmer for 20 minutes.
Fluff the rice with a fork. The grains of rice should easily separate and not be mushy.
Voila! Your Rice and Peas are ready!
How to Cook Curried Goat
You will need…
2 tablespoons oil
1 ½ lbs (700g) goat, cut into small cubes (buy it cut already its easier)
3 large onions, diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons curry powder
2 large potatoes, diced
2 ripe tomatoes, diced
3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock
1 tablespoon wine vinegar
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon paprika
1 bay leaf
Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, and brown the meat in batches. Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside.
Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until soft but not brown, takes about 5 minutes
Stir int he curry powder and potatoes, and cook for about 3 minutes to release the curry flavour.
Add the tomato, stock, vinegar, salt and paprika. Return the meat to the pan, cover an simmer for 1 ½ hous. Add ½ ci^(125 ml) water if the mixture become too dry. add the bay leaf and cook for 30 minutes more until the meat is tender. Remove the bay leaf and serve with plain rice or Rice and peas.
Blessed Love. Enjoy!
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