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Jamaican Banana Fritters

Grandma Ida Oats would always say:

“Over ripe bananas, make tasty  treats
As children play
Beat the batter
Add a little flour, egg, salt, nutmeg
Don’t forget vanilla
Stir it all up
Leave no clumps
Fry the batter, 2 tablespoons at time
Until golden brown on each side
Then Sip on homemade fresh Cocoa
That’s the way we eat
Our tasty Banana Fritters treat”




Barbecued Chinese Chicken

I love food!  Do you?  So many different flavors to lift our taste buds through the roof!   I recently received some homemade apricot pineapple chutney from a child I love, bless her heart!  She’s 7 and has the kindest heart when it comes to me!  My sis decided to dive into “Ultimate Chinese Recipes” book and make some delicious Barbecued Chinese Chicken!  Check out the ingredients/steps below and enjoy!

Ingredients~Serves 4

12 chicken drumsticks (we substituted legs for 12 chicken thighs)

6 oz spiced butter

2 garlic cloves, crushed

1 tsp grated ginger root

2 tsp ground turmeric

4 tsp cayenne pepper

2 tbsp lime juice

3 tbsp mango Chutney (we used apricot pineapple chutney)

  • First you make the spiced butter mixture, beat the butter with the garlic, ginger, turmeric, cayenne pepper, lime juice and chutney until well blended.
Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Final Barbecue Mix with Apricot Pineapple Chutney
Final Barbecue Mix with Apricot Pineapple Chutney
  • Use sharp knife, slash each chicken leg to the bone 3-4 times
We used 12 Chicken Thighs (Not legs)
We used 12 Chicken Thighs (Not legs)
We added 1 tbsp of Chutney Butter mixture before grilling the chicken this is optional
We added 1 tbsp of Chutney Butter mixture before grilling the chicken this is optional
  • Cook the chicken over a moderate barbecue grill for about 12-15 minutes or until almost cooked.
  • Alternatively, grill (boil) the chicken for about 1–12 minutes until almost cooked turning halfway through.
  • Spread the chicken legs with butter mixture and continue to cook for a further 5-6 minutes, turning and basting frequently with the butter until golden and crisp.
  • Serve the chicken with green salad and rice.
Barbecued Chicken Legs  (Yummy)
Barbecued Chicken Legs

Let us know how your Barbecued Chinese Chicken leg turned out!  This is one of our favorite recipes! For more amazing tasting recipes check out the book: “Ultimate Recipes Chinese.”

Szechuan White Fish

Yes, we are Jamaican  but today, we decided to spice up your pallet with something different!  In Jamaica, Chinese Food and culture is popular!  There are a lot of Chinese Jamaicans! Check out the recipie below!  Let us know what you think!

Szechuan White Fish-Serves 4-Ingredients

12 oz white fish fillets

1 small egg beaten

3 tbsp plain (all purpose flour)

4 tbsp dry white wine

3 tbsp light soy sauce

vegetable oil, for frying

1 garlic clove, cut into slivers

1/2 inch piece fresh root ginger, finely chopped

1 onion, finely chopped

1 celery stick, chopped

1 fresh red chilli chopped

3 spring onions (scallions) chopped

1 tsp rice wine vinegar

1/2 tsp ground Szechuan pepper

6 fl oz/3/4 cup fish stock

1 tsp caster (superfine) sugar

1 tsp cornflour (constarch)

2 tsp water

  • First you cut the fish into 4-cm cubes.  Beat the egg, flour, wine and 1 tbsp of soy sauce to make batter.  Dip the cubes of fish into to the batter to coat well.  Check out the pictures below!
White Fish cut into cubes
White Fish cut into cubes

Egg, Flour, Wine and Soy Sauce Batter.

  • Heat the oil in the wok, reduce heat slightly and cook the fish, in batches, for 2-3 minutes, unitl golden brown.  Remove with a slotted spoon.  Drain on Kitchen paper  (paper towels), set aside and keep warm.

Fry White Fish In batches
Fry White Fish In batches
Remove when golden brown
Remove when golden brown

  • After fish is fried and removed.  Pour all but 1 tbsp from the wok and return to heat.  Add garlic, ginger, onion, celery, chilli and spring onions (scallions) and stir fry for 1-2 min.  Stir in remaining soy sauce and vinegar.
Stir fry seasonings together for 1-2 minutes
Stir fry seasonings together for 1-2 minutes
  • Add Szechuan pepper and fish stock and caster (super fine) sugar to the wok, mix corn flour (cornstarch) with the water to form a smooth paste and stir into stock.  Bring to a boil and cook, stirring for 1 minute until sauce thickens and clears.
  • Return the fish cubes to the wok and cook for 1-2 minutes.  SERVE IMMEDIATELY!

This is one of my favorite chinese dishes!  Its easy and tasty!  For more amazing chinese dishes check out this book:  ULTIMATE RECIPES CHINESE!    Let us know what you think about this recipe!  Dive In!


The Juice Life

What does it mean to juice? Juicing is a way to nourish the body with more vitamins and minerals. Here are some of the benefits of juicing:

  1. Cell repair
  2. Its said to help fight cancer cells
  3. Boost immune system
  4.  Weight lost
  5. Gives digestive system a rest
  6. Delivers minerals and vitamins to your blood stream faster

This is what we juiced for lunch today (Green Apples, Celery, Kale, Broccoli & Cucumber)

Check out the pictures below:

Apples: Green Apples are the best to juice with!  Whats your apple choice?
Apples: Green Apples are the best to juice with! Whats your apple choice?
Veggies: Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber & Kale
Veggies: Broccoli, Celery, Cucumber & Kale
The end result, a tall glass of "Green Beauty!"
The end result, a tall glass of “Green Beauty!”





Jamaican Curry Chicken

cur·ry pow·der (noun)

A mixture of finely ground spices, such as turmeric, ginger, and coriander, used for making curry.


This is what Jamaicans use with a combination of seasonings and vegetables to spice up the “Curry Pot.”  You can curry almost anything!

  1. Vegetables
  2. Meats
  3. Seafood
  4. Noodles

The list goes on!  In Jamaican culture, one of the biggest curry dishes is, “Curry Chicken.” It consist of chicken, curry, potatoes, onions and many other seasonings and veggies.   Every curry hand is a bit different but always sweet & tasty!

Come get a BellyFul of authentic “Jamaican Curry Chicken,” at Park Silly Sunday Market & L’Oakley Grown Community Market in Park City, Utah.  June-September 2014! Look for the 11HAUZ booth!

This is a picture of what Curry Chicken prepped with seasoning  looks like 11HAUZ~BELLYFUL STYLE


This is the final Process below, the cook down!  The curry chicken is hot, tasty, sweet & ready to serve!




Roti Jamaican Style

Growing up in Jamaica, Roti was not a common household name!  Nor do I remember eating it at all to be honest! Roti is a Caribbean/Indian Recipe.  Roti is a flat, round bread cooked on a griddle.  Some Roti recipes incorporate dal puri (chickpea/Lentil).  Roti is usually served on the side or wrapped with a meat of your choice (preferably curry dishes) or veggies.

This sweet, flat, moist bread can tantalize any taste bud!  I’m addicted to this tasty treat myself!  We try not to cook it much at home because of it’s addicting properties, flavors!  “Call me the Roti monster!”  Words of MekaDayz Hamil, Roti Specialist!

Here at 11Hauz we specialize in making our own Roti!  We would love to share this amazing recipe with you but  cant!  What we can say is, we will be catering in Park City, at Park Silly Sunday Market and L’Oakley Grown Community Market in Utah and this will be on our signature menu or you can google an awesome Roti Recipe!   If you’d like a taste, contact us 🙂

Check out pictures below for cooking Roti!

Roti Balls prepped
First Step: Prep Roti Balls
Second Step Flatten Roti with Rolling Pin!
Second Step:
Flatten Roti with Rolling Pin!
Grill flattened Roti to Perfection
Third Step: Grill flattened Roti to Perfection

Sweet Yellow Plantains Fried

Sweet Yellow Plantains
Sweet Yellow Plantains

As a child, I looked forward to Sunday breakfast or dinner each week.  My reason, Fried Sweet Plantains! We were served 1 or 2 slices for breakfast or dinner! Although 1 or 2 never satisfied our starving palettes!  Receiving 1 was prized beyond many other Belly Full servings.

In our family, plantains are cut in an oval shape:

Plantains Sliced
Plantains Sliced

Plantains, bananas mother.  Is sweet, delicious, tasty, down right mouth watering!  The texture can be soft or compressed.  Slices, thin or thick.  Fried until golden brown or dark! No matter your poison, plantain never fails to satisfy in flavor or texture!

Plantains Fried
Plantains Fried

Have you tried fried Plantain? If not, take the opportunity to check for it in your local market!  Happy Plantain frying!

~Jamaica Nice~1Love~DiveIn~