Our kitchen was pouring over with the aroma of traditional Jamaican food, all courtesy of Eldon Chuck, with Jamaican Reggae Grill!
Here are the recipes for the Jamaican comfort meals featured on today’s show!
1. Curried Goat – the most popular of all Jamaican stews and very popular at the restaurant;
2lbs cubed goat meat (incl. bones)
1 large onion – roughly cut
4 cloves garlic – roughly minced/chopped
1/2 TBSP black pepper
1 TBSP salt
1 TSP dried thyme
3 Scallions roughly chopped
3 TBSP Curry Powder
2 medium potatoes
1 medium scotch bonnet pepper
In a bowl, combine all the ingredients well, except for about 1/2 of the onion, the scotch bonnet pepper,1 scallion, and 1 clove of the garlic. Sit overnight in the rfrigerator to marinate. When ready to cook, lightly sauté the meat, carefully scraping off most of the ingredients used in the marinade, until the meat is “browned”. Add enough water to just barely cover the meat and add the rest of the marinade ingredients, plus the scotch bonnet pepper. Bring to a boil and them simmer for about an hour and fifteen minutes. At this point add the cubed potatoes, and the remaining ingredients, bring to a boil, and then simmer for an addition 30 minutes or so until the meat is tender and the potatoes are cooked through. You can add salt or more curry powder depending on your taste.
About 20 minutes prep and 2 hours cooking time. Serve over cooked white rice with a side of vegetable.
2. Jerk Chicken Breast
Two medium Chicken Breast (about 1 lb)
2 TBSP Jerk Marinade – any off the shelf will do, but we recommend the Walkerswood brand from Jamaica.
1 TSP Garlic Powder
1 TSP Onion Powder
1/2 TSP Black Pepper
Salt to taste, Jerk BBQ Sauce
Combine all the ingredients, except for the Jerk BBQ Sauce, let sit overnight or at least an hour before grilling. Grill on a skillet or open flame until the core of the breast reaches 160 degrees. We recommend splitting the breast lengthwise to cook faster and stay moister. Avoid charring and once done, serve with side of rice and beans, Jerk BBQ sauce, and a side of vegetable. This is a very healthy meal that we serve here in addition to the more traditional boned-in chicken/whole chicken.
To learn more, visit www.jamaicanreggaegrill.com.