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Jamaican Fish & Chicken Tacos

Dinner is served!

Tonight we decided to make fish and chicken tacos with a jamaican twist.

Key to spicing like a Jamaican, Jerk Season, dry or wet.

Whats on your plate?

Check out the pics below:

 

 

Seasoning
Seasoning
Season Chicken on the grill
Season Chicken on the grill
Seasoned Sole Fish on the  grill
Seasoned Sole Fish on the grill

 

Dont forget your tortillas
Dont forget your tortillas
Don't forget the Guacamole
Don’t forget the Guacamole
Sole Fish is ready
Sole Fish is ready
The chicken is ready to be served!
The chicken is ready to be served!

 

HAVE YOU HAD A TACO LATELY?  GO HAVE ONE!  REMEMBER, HOMEMADE IS BEST!

TACO
TACO

Jamaican Banana Fritters

Banana Fritters, a recipe passed down from generations!  My great grandmother Aida Oats, would use old, over ripe bananas to make this tasty Friday treat.    She never cooked a big meal on Fridays!  As children we had a name for Fridays, (Fried Food Fridays).  We looked forward to Friday every week!  Our favorite to eat, grandmas sweet, tasty, banana fritters which she would serve with hot coco tea.

Below are photos of the Banana Fritters Process

Ripe Banana
Ripe Banana
Banana Fritters Batter
Banana Fritters Batter
Banana Fritters Frying in Olive Oil
Banana Fritters Frying in Olive Oil
Fry Fritters until Golden Brown
Fry Fritters until Golden Brown
Fritters are Ready to Eat!  Dive In~Jamaican Style
Fritters are Ready to Eat! Dive In~Jamaican Style

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
(Yummy)

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!
FINAL PRODUCT~SZECHUAN WHITE FISH
FINAL PRODUCT~SZECHUAN WHITE FISH

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
Juice!
Juice!
The end result, a tall glass of "Green Beauty!"
The end result, a tall glass of “Green Beauty!”

 

 

 

 

Jamaican Black Bean Burger (Vegan)

If there is one thing I love, its a good ole fashion burger!   My parents are pescatarian!

Pescatarian

Definition: Occasionally used to describe those who abstain from eating all meat and animal flesh with the exception of fish. Although the word is not commonly used and a pescatarian is not technically a vegetarian, more and more people are adopting this kind of diet, usually for health reasons or as a stepping stone to a fully vegetarian diet. Pescetarians often believe that moderate consumption of fish or fish oils, which are high in Omega-3 fatty acids, is necessary for optimum health, although vegetarian alternatives, such as flax seed oil, are available.

Today my mom decided to make a “Black Bean Vegan Burger, from scratch!”  My first thought, YUCK!  I must say I swallowed my words after the first bite!  I then swallowed the whole burger!  Check out the steps below for a delicious vegan burger friends!  Let us know what you think!

Step 1: Combine sweet potato and black beans in food processor and season to your liking!

Sweet Potato
Sweet Potato
Black Beans
Black Beans
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Processed
Sweet Potato & Black Bean Processed

Step 2:  Form bean burger patties to your liking and fry or bake in coconut oil

Bean & Potato Patties
Bean & Potato Patties

Step 3: Make a Mofo Jamaican Black Bean Burger (Vegan Style)

Jamaican Sweet Potato, Black Bean Burger
Jamaican Sweet Potato, Black Bean Burger

How do you like your Burger?  We wont be selling these at Park Silly Sunday Market but we will be catering this awesome tasty Jamaican Burger!  Come get a Bellyful with 11Hauz~1Love~Bless Up~

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~