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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!


Jamaican Black Bean Burger (Vegan)

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

Jamaican Jerk Chicken


  1. “Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken.”  Dictionary Definition                                                          
Walkers Jerk Sauce
Walkers Jerk Sauce

This is what Jamaicans use with a combination of seasonings and vegetables to spice up the “Jerk Pot.”  You can jerk anything!  Jamaicans have this saying: “Everything Jerk!”

Jerk Chicken is the most popular, high demand dish in Jamaican culture and various areas!  This dish contains a multitude of authentic Jamaican spices bursting in your mouth with one bite! Jamaica is JERK!

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





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

Tis The Season, Don’t be a Hangry Man or Woman

What a fun filled christmas shopping day with my sis!  The sun was shinning, bells were ringing and this was exactly what I needed!  I love shopping!  Who doesn’t?

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.”  ~Burton Hillis


“You must be shapeless, formless, like water. When you pour water in a cup, it becomes the cup. When you pour water in a bottle, it becomes the bottle. When you pour water in a teapot, it becomes the teapot. Water can drip and it can crash. Become like water my friend.” Bruce Lee~

I stood, watched the water burst up and go under!  It enlightens, steadies my soul, makes me ponder.  I wish to be like water, formless and free.


Christmas Gift Suggestions:
To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.” ~Oren Arnold
Mixed with a variation of gifts equals the “Perfect Christmas Giving List!” 


“When people you greatly admire appear to be thinking deep thoughts, they probably are thinking about lunch.”~ Douglas Adams
 After a long shopping day, Hangry set in, yikes!  Time for a quick Salad MYKONOS did the trick!

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“I always say shopping is cheaper than a psychiatrist.” ~Tammy Faye Bakker 

Especially with friends or family!  Whats on your shopping list?  Either way, make it “Awesome!”  Dive In and have fun friends!

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Thanks for reading 🙂