Monday, August 31, 2009
1 tablespoon thyme
(1-2 tablespoon English or French mustard which I forgot to add)
Season chicken with salt and pepper
Place the oil, syrup, thyme and mustard into a oven proof dish with the chicken pieces, cover chicken with the syrup sauce and place in preheated oven at 180 degrees C for around 30 mins or until the chicken is cooked. I used skin on breast so that we had a nice crispy skin and also keeps the chicken moist while its cooking.
Serve with your choice of veggies. I served with rice and vegetables.
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup orange juice
zest and juice from one lime
1 tablepoon all spice
1 tablespoon dry thyme
1 tablespoon black pepper
1/2 tablespoon sea salt
3/4 tablespoon nutmeg
3/4 tablespoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon brown sugar (I didnt have any so I used white and it was fine)
1/4 tablespoon ground ginger
Put all ingredients into a blender and mixed until combined well.
Pour over chicken pieces and leave to marinade (min 1 hour) best results over night (I did mine for about 6 hours). You can make slits in the chicken and press the marinade in (known as to "jerk the chicken"). Place in pre heated oven at about 200 celcius for 30 mins or until cooked, or place on grill.
Traditionally it seems to be served with rice and beans (peas) in Jamaica which is rice cooked in coconut milk with kidney type beans and spices added to it. I served with mashed potato and veg so the kids would eat it :)
Saturday, August 22, 2009
500gms minced meat (ground beef)
1 tablespoon wholegrain mustard
1/2 onion chopped finely
1-2 garlic cloves
good handful of fresh chopped parsely
1/2 cup or 1 cup bread crumbs (I played it by ear)
sea salt and pepper to season
Mix all ingredients in a bowl, you will have to use your hands to really work it all through together. Once mixed get about 2 tablespoons worth in your hand and shape into a mini hamburger or pattie. cook until meat is done in the middle (about 20 mins on a BBQ).
Makes around 10 (serves 4 people)
Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I guess we are blessed to have such great food, money to buy that food, and great ideas through tv, the net, magazines, cook books on how to cook things a little differently.
This week hasn't been that exciting really.
Spaghetti bolognaise (2 nights)
Orange, ginger, honey chicken
Marinated lamb steaks and veggies
Chicken drumsticks with a floured coating and chips
Roast chicken and veggies
We have also had the chocolate balls, and today I am going to make a carrot cake mmmmmmm