Saturday, 23 August 2008

Jamaican Bar-B-Que

Hey, so glad you stopped by.
Everybody is in the back, kick off your shoes and run your toes through the grass.
Leave your watch and your cares at the gate. Grab a Red Stripe from the cooler.
Feel your body relax and let the soulful reggae music enter your body and animate your hips.
Tonight we are having a grilled marlin steak on Jamaican rice with mango chutney.

Grilled Marlin Steaks
recipe for 2, feel free to multiply

2 marlin steaks
1 tomato, sliced thin
1-2 green onions, sliced
1 scotch bonnet, minced
3 tbsp coconut oil
salt and pepper
vegetable oil

Rub coconut oil all over steaks. Sprinkle with black pepper. Cover with the tomato, green onion and scotch bonnet peppers, turning to make sure the whole fish is covered. Marinate at least one hour. Wipe off marinade and drizzle with vegetable oil, salt and pepper, grill to taste.

Jamaican Rice Recipe - adapted from Get Jamaica.Com

1 tbsp chicken bouillon powder
¼ cup chopped onion
½ tsp minced parsley
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp onion powder
1 tsp ground nutmeg
½ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp ground ginger
¼ tsp black pepper
¼ tsp salt
2 cups water
2 tbsp butter
1 cup white rice

Put butter and onion in small sauce pan. Saute until soft and starting to brown. Add rice and saute 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Add seasonings and water. Bring to boil, stirring to combine. Reduce heat to low and cover, cook 20 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes and fluff with fork.

Jamaican Mango Chutney - adapted from Get Jamaica.Com

1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
1 tbsp currants
1 tbsp raisins
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 inch ginger root, grated fine on Microplane
1 tbsp cider vinegar
¼ tsp ground cloves
1 clove garlic
One pinch salt
1 shallot, sliced
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped fine
Place all ingredients in a small pot. Cook over medium heat, stirring, 10 minutes. Let cool and serve. Refrigerate leftovers and use within 3-4 days.

I am so happy you had fun with us on Jamaican night at My Kitchen, My World. I have called you a taxi, we can sit on the curb together and wait. Another Red Stripe?