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These are recipes I’ve ear marked to try:

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http://allrecipes.com/recipe/220125/slow-cooker-beef-pot-roast/

Spicy Barbequed Chicken

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Jamaican Curried Chicken

(recipe is for goat, but no way are we eating any cute little goats!  Cute little chickens are bad enough!)

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Rub

Ingredients
  • 1 teaspoons allspice
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
  • 3 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 2 teaspoons grated nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground thyme
  • 1½ teaspoons ground habanero chile pepper
  • 1½ teaspoons salt
  • 1½ teaspoons ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Combine all the spices into a bowl until (leaving out all the olive oil).
  2. In a ziploc bag add your protein (chicken) and toss to coat.
  3. Marinade for at least 2 hours but overnight if possible.
  4. To prepare remove from refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature (15 to 20 minutes.)
  5. Preheat your grill and cook over indirect heat until the internal temperature reaches 160 to 165 degree.
  6. Cooking time will vary based on the size of your protein.

 

Spinach Mushroom CHicken Patties

No Recipe, need to make one up takng inspiration from this picture

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Jamaican Meat Patties without the pastry

Ingredients

  • olive oil
  • 1 lb ground beef (or could use ground chicken)
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 3 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, grated
  • 2 Scotch bonnet chili peppers (any colour), seeded and minced
  • 1-2 tsp dried thyme
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper, or  to taste
  • 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 cups water
  • 2 slices whole grain bread, processed into crumbs in a food processor
  • UP to 2 TBL Jamaican curry powder, according to taste

OPTION 1 –  To use as a meat filling in a pita wrap:

Heat a little olive oil in a large frying pan and add the beef, onion, spring onions, garlic, peppers, and thyme. Fry the meat until it turns brown and the moisture has evaporated. Add the curry, salt, and pepper, and constantly stir. A crust will form on the bottom of the pan.

Stir and scrap the bottom of the pan to incorporate the brown goodness on the bottom of the pan. Add the breadcrumbs and more water if necessary. Cover and let everything simmer for about 15 minutes. Stir the mix occasionally.

OPTION 2 –  To use to make patties (as in hamburger patties):

Mix together all ingredients except water and oil. Do not use the water at all.  Put a small amount of oil in the pan for frying.  Shape the meat mixture into patties and fry.

 

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

  • Juice of two limes
  • 4 tablespoons of ground cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon of garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon of ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon of onion
  • 4 tablespoons of vegetable oil (soy, peanut or canola)
  • A pinch of ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon of dry thyme leaves
  • 4 tablespoons of soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
Instructions
For the chicken
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 ºC (190 ºC).
  2. Strip the chicken of all fat, but don’t remove the skin (I removed the fat under the skin without cutting it off completely).

Rub this paste on the chicken, try to get some under the skin too.

  1. Place on a baking tray with wire rack skin side up.
  2. Cook in the oven for 45 minutes, or until some of the skin has blackened. Remove from the oven.
  3. Serve with moro de habichuelas (rice and beans).

 

Jamaican Chicken Burgers

Serves 4
Adapted from
Cooking Light

1 medium soft black plantain, peeled and thinly sliced
3 Tbsp. finely diced red onion
2 tsp. cider vinegar
2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
1 tsp. dried thyme
scant 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp.  cayenne pepper
1 lb. ground chicken
salt and pepper

Cook the plantain in boiling water for 10-15 minutes or until very tender. Drain, and then mash in a large bowl. Cool for a few minutes before adding the remaining ingredients. Portion into 4 patties (at this point, as with pretty much any chicken burger, I like to let them sit in the fridge for 30 minutes or so, in order for them to firm up and for the flavors to mingle).

Cook the patties on a lightly greased grill or pan (I used my cast iron skillet, of course), for about 4-5 minutes per side.  Grill or toast 4 buns, and serve the burgers in the buns with  your choice of toppings.  We used red onion, lettuce, and the adobo-ketchup I mentione

Jamaican Spiced Chicken

Some suggested adding more garlic -either chopped or powder. Someone said too sweet, so cut the sugar.  Apparently from Cooking LIght Magazine.

1/4 cup minced red onion
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon finely chopped seeded jalapeño pepper
2 teaspoons cider vinegar
2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
8 skinless, boneless chicken thighs (about 1 1/2 pounds)
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Combine first 10 ingredients in a large bowl; add chicken, tossing to coat. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add chicken to pan; cook 4 minutes. Turn chicken over; cook 6 minutes or until done.

Weight Watchers Jamaican Jerk Chicken

3 T fresh lime juice*
4 t brown sugar
1 T olive oil
1 t ginger
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 t cinnamon
1/2 t salt
1/4 t cayenne pepper
1 # boneless skinless chicken breast

Combine all but chicken to make a paste or marinade. Place chicken on a plate or in a Tupperware marinade container and rub in marinade. Refrigerate covered at least 2 hours or overnight.

Broil 3-4 minutes per side.
192 calories 6 g fat 69 cholesterol 1 g fiber

* I used fresh lemon juice and grilled the chicken. The marinade was more like a liquid than a rub

 

Grilled Jamaican Chicken Wings

Ingredients:

1 4lb bag Tyson chicken wings
3 green onions
1 bonnet pepper (or 1/4 sweet red bell pepper to make it kid-friendly!)
1 teaspoon all spice
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1 tablespoon soy sauce
3 cloves garlic
1 tablespoon Dixie Crystals Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

No instructions provided :(   Google it.

 

BBQ Ribs Oh So Good

Here are some of the best Barbecue Ribs that you’ll ever eat in your life. Don’t they look so very delicious. | Source

Barbecue Ribs – Competition Style in Your Backyard

by: Chef Thomas Byers

Great barbecue recipes are hard to come by. Most recipes and books leave out important information like times and temperatures. In our book, “Competition BBQ Secrets”, we give you all the details on how to cook professional competition quality meats. And… guess what? You can do it to in your back yard. You don’t need a fancy $2000 offset smoker. Just use your Weber kettle grill!…

Prepping your grill

Just about everybody has a Weber kettle charcoal grill in their back yard. You can smoke some pretty good ribs on these things. This is one of my favorite barbecue recipes because I can use mesquite wood and Lee will not allow me to put mesquite in his expensive Lang Smoker because of the residue it leaves on the inside surfaces. Anyway… here’s how to set up your charcoal grill so that you are “offset smoking” and not grilling… I simply start it up by making two piles of charcoal briquettes on opposite sides of the grill (away from the center). Make sure your vents on the bottom of the grill are open and not clogged with ashes. I then squirt my lighter fluid on the briquettes and light them.

Start soaking your wood chips at least an hour before you will need them. I make sure the charcoal is white before I start smoking so that all the lighter fluid has burnt up and does not give your meat a lighter fluid taste. If you want to use a charcoal chimney to start your charcoal, that’s OK too – some people hate using lighter fluid. Just dump your “white” charcoal from the chimney on opposite sides of the grill when they are ready. You can place a disposable aluminum pan between your charcoal piles and fill it with about an inch of warm water or beer if you want.

Prepping your ribs

You can either buy spareribs or what is called loin back ribs. If you buy the big spareribs, cut the brisket end off the ribs at the joint. Then trim the skirt meat off. Don’t throw this away – you can cook it separately and eat it too. You also want to pull the membrane off the back side of the ribs. If you want, you can put your favorite dry rub on both sides of your ribs at this time. I prefer the more natural taste of the smoked meat with a little BBQ sauce, so I do not apply any rub or any other seasonings before smoking. That’s the great thing about barbecue recipes… you can change them up to suit your liking! Just don’t change the “technique” too much.

Let’s start smoking

When you are ready to start smoking, place your grate on the grill so that the holes near the handles are over your charcoal piles. This way, you can add charcoal as needed to maintain your heat. Some newer models have hinged grates for this purpose.

Now all you do is place your meat in the center of the grate – away from the charcoal piles. When I smoke ribs, I use a rib rack on top of the grate. Weber makes a good rib rack and you can get one at any good store that sells Weber grills. Place your trimmed pieces anywhere not directly over the coals. Throw some soaked mesquite chips directly on the charcoal and close the lid (don’t overdo the mesquite chips – mesquite imparts a strong smoke taste so a little goes a long way). Feel free to used soaked hickory, pecan, oak, apple, or any other “flavor” of wood chips that suits your taste buds. This is another way to personalize your barbeque recipes… there are all different types of woods and wood combinations that you can use. There are even unique and exotic woods like grapevine. I personally like mesquite as I feel it is the only smoke flavor that will not get covered up by your sauce. If done right, it’s not overpowering, but you can still taste that delicious smoke flavor.

Open the vents on the lid all the way and insert a thermometer through one of the vent holes. This is important! I use one of those confection/deep fry style thermometers with the clip and long stem on it. It’s important to measure the temperature as close to the meat as possible. Smoke your ribs at 230 – 240 deg F. If the temperature is too high (around 300 deg) for the first 30 minutes, don’t worry about it too much. If it gets any hotter than 300 deg then crack the lid a little to let some heat escape. When the temperature gets too low, just open the lid and toss in a few new briquettes and/or soaked wood chips. Try to stay “ahead of the game” as far as heat is concerned because it’s easier to cool down a hot smoker than it is to get it back up to temperature if your fire goes out.

Cook the ribs for 3 hours. Don’t open the lid unless absolutely necessary – remember, “if you’re looking, you ain’t cooking”. While you are adding charcoal, you can also spray the ribs with apple juice to keep them moist. After 3 hours, take your ribs off and wrap tightly in foil and return to the grill for one more hour.

Ready for glazing

After one hour in the foil, take your ribs out of the foil and place back on the grill. You’ll know your ribs are getting done when the meat is pulling away from the bone – this is a sure sign that your ribs are getting done. Maybe gently tug on one of the bones to see if it is “loose”. Also… if you pick up one end of a slab with a pair of tongs and your slab bends down 90°, then that is another sign that your ribs are getting done. Barbecue recipes are not an exact science… you have to use some common sense. If it’s cold outside, or humid, or dry your times and temps may vary. Just keep an eye on things and increase or decrease times accordingly.

After removing from the foil, apply your favorite BBQ sauce and glaze the ribs for one more hour. You can cut your BBQ Sauce with honey to make a sweet glaze if that is what you like. Apply your glaze to both sides and flip after 15 minutes and reapply glaze after each 15 minutes. After one hour of glazing, let your ribs rest for at least 15 minutes and then slice between each bone. You are now ready to sink your teeth into some of the best ribs you have ever tasted! Mouth watering, tender, and falling off the bone good!

Great Cooking Out And Grilling Information

Here you will find all kinds of recipes for cooking and grilling out. Plus you’ll find all kinds of other great related recipes like Banana Pudding , Cole Slaw and etc. On this page you’ll find all the information you need for a great cooking out experience.

Important Cooking Tip About Aluminum Foil

Aluminum foil should never come in contact acidic fruits or vegetables such as lemons , oranges , tomatoes , grapefruits etc. One real mistake a lot of cooks make is to cover tomato paste covered meat loaf with aluminum foil and then they bake it in the oven. The top of the meat loaf comes out looking burned and is not as tasty as it should be. Try putting several toothpicks into the top of your meatloaf before wrapping it with aluminum foil and your meatloaf will come out of the oven looking pretty and will be very tasty. Of course you should use wooden toothpicks in case you’re wondering.

Carne Asada

Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef serves up in tortillas. This is not your Father's Taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.
Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef serves up in tortillas. This is not your Father’s Taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.

Carne Asada

Carne Asada is a Mexican recipe for marinated, grilled beef serves up in tortillas. This is not your Father’s Taco. This is a flavorful and delicious meal that is great for any occasion.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 pounds flank steak
  • 12 flour tortillas
  • 1/2 cup tequila
  • 1/4 cup lime juice
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup guacamole
  • 1 teaspoon Tabasco

PREPARATION:

Mix juices, garlic, onion, tequila, Tabasco and pepper in a bowl. Add meat and marinate both sides. Cover and refrigerate, turning meat over occasionally. Let sit for 4 hours or more. Preheat grill. Place a few drops of water on each tortilla, stack and wrap in aluminum foil.

Place on grill. Remove meat from marinade, reserving marinade. Place on grill. Turn steak and tortillas once during cooking. Brush steak with remaining marinade. Cook to your liking (12 to 15 minutes for medium-rare). Cut into thin slices. Place a few slices of steak on each tortilla with salsa and guacamole and serve.

Baby Back Ribs

Baby Back Ribs (Slow Cooker)

These baby back ribs might not be bathed in smoke, but they do get bathed in a lot of flavor. This slow cooked recipe will give you a great set of ribs even if you can’t make it outdoors.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 pounds pork baby back ribs
  • 1/4 cup of barbecue sauce
  • 1/3 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon white pepper
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar

PREPARATION:

Trim excess fat from ribs. Combine dry ingredients and rub over the surface of the ribs. Place ribs in slow cooker or Crock-Pot standing on their edge with the meaty side out. Cook for about 8 hours. Remove ribs from slow cooker and brush with barbecue sauce.

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Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Grilled Tri-Tip Roast

Tri-Tip roasts might be hard to find in some places but this is a great piece of meat with fantastic texture and flavor. Grilled low and slow, you’ll get a delicious meal.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 4 pounds tri-tip roast
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt

PREPARATION:

Lightly oil the cooking grate on your grill. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect grilling. Combine garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and salt. Rub it over the surface of the tri-tip roast. Place tri-tip on grill, fat side up.

You can place a drip pan under it to catch the drips which will make a great gravy later. With the grill on low cook for about 4 hours or until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

This Jerk Chicken is marinated to add extra flavor, unlike other recipes that simply call for a jerk rub.

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 pound skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and diced
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard
  • 4 cloves garlic, mined
  • 2 cubes chicken bouillon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme

PREPARATION:

Combine all ingredients except the chicken and pour into a shallow baking dish or zip lock plastic bag. Add chicken and turn to coat. Cover and place in refrigerator to marinate in jerk seasoning for between 4 hours to overnight.

Preheat grill. Remove chicken from jerk marinade and pour marinade into a saucepan. Bring to a boil. Place chicken on grill cooking approximately 7 to 10 minutes per side (or until done), basting periodically with remaining jerk marinade.

Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe

After coming back from the Caribbeans, my husband and I craved some of the island food- specifically their curry chicken. So I looked up some recipes and combined 2 different recipes together and it came out beautifully. Now this is one of my husband’s favorite dishes! Hope you guys will enjoy it too :)

Here are the Ingredients:

4 skinless chicken breast cubed
2-3 potatoes (depends on how much you would like) peeled and cubed
3 stalk scallions chopped
1 onion chopped (half of onion for seasoning and other half used for frying)
3 cloves garlic ( you may add less if you prefer, I like the addition of extra garlic)
3 tablespoons curry powder (preferably Jamaican)
1 tablespoon thyme
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
Pinch of chili pepper (optional)
1 cup water
1 cup coconut milk (optional- you may use an extra cup of water instead)

1. Wash and chop the chicken into small cubes.
Chop scallions, onions, and garlic

2. Season the chicken with the above ingredients, apart from the potatoes, water, and coconut milk. Refrigerate chicken for about half an hour so it can be marinated with the seasonings.

3. In a large pot or frying pan, heat oil over medium-high.Working in two batches (if needed), brown chicken about 3-4 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

4. Reduce heat to medium. Add the other half of onion a little bit of curry, salt,thyme, 1/2 cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally, until onion has softened.

5. Add the potatoes, cup of coconut milk, 1/2 cup water, and chicken with its accumulated juices. Bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer, cover partially, and cook until the sauce has a thick consistency. Remove from heat and serve with rice!

This time I added extra water so the sauce won’t be as thick and it still tasted quite delicious. Here’s a pic of that.

Don’t be afraid to taste the sauce once in a while to see if it needs anymore spices. Some people like less and some like more. It’s all about your preference. I hope you guys enjoyed this recipe and hope it was easy to follow. Bon Appetit!

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Authentic Home-Style Jamaican Curried Chicken

PREPARATION TIME: 15 MINUTES

COOK TIME: 1 HOUR

INGREDIENTS

• 1 – 2lbs chicken mixed parts
• 2 large Irish potatoes
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1 large onion
• 1 small scotch bonnet pepper or hot pepper
• 4 tbsp chicken seasoning
• 2 tbsp all-purpose seasoning
• 4 tbsp curry powder
• ½ tsp black pepper
• ½ tsp salt
• 3 tbsp cooking oil

METHOD

• Set 2 cups of water to boil

• Clean and wash chicken thoroughly.

• Cut each piece of meat into bite sized pieces.

• Peel and dice potatoes and add to the chicken.

• Chop pepper, onion and garlic and add to the chicken.

• Add chicken seasoning, all purpose seasoning, salt, black pepper and 3 ½ tbs of the curry powder to the chicken and stir with spoon.

Set aside for 20 minutes to ½ hour, or if you prefer u can let the chicken marinate overnight.

• Place oil in pot (do not use a frying pan or sauce pan) and add the remainder of the curry powder in the oil to heat.

• When oil is hot add the seasoned chicken, stir occasionally for a few minutes.

• Carefully add the 2 cups of boiling water to the pot and let the chicken simmer on low flame for the next hour, remember to stir occasionally.

You can now serve your Jamaican style curried chicken with some steamed rice, dumplings or any of your preferred side dishes.

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