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BBQ Jerk Chicken

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Jerk Chicken or Pork

Posted on 08 August 2010 by admin

There will probably be loads of Jamaicans and West Indians kissing their teeth while reading this and saying things like “Dat kyan right” or “dis na bloodclaat Jerk”, because Jerk is not a recipe its a state of mind, a feeling from deep within the soul, it is the epitomy of soul food and even by sticking to a recipe you are not giving the Jerk the respek’ due.
So heres some guidlines for the Jerk beginner, feel free to add or subtract depending on your mood and feelings and by all means this is not limited to Chicken or Pork, you can use fish, prawns, goat, beef, sausage or even if you are a real saddo tofu….

Ingredients:
1 scotch bonnet chilli
3 cloves of garlic
1 thumb size piece of ginger
1/2 tsp salt flakes
2 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp ground all spice
1 tsp ground cloves
1/4 nutmeg, grated
1/2 tsp black pepper
2 tbsp malt vinegar
2 tbsp molasses or dark unrefined sugar
1 chicken or 1 kilo pork belly (or whatever you decide to “jerk”)
2 tbsp groundnut oil

Jerk Ingredients

Jerk Ingredients

Method:
In a pestle and mortar (or if your lazy like me use a spice blender) put the garlic, chilli, ginger, salt, thyme, spices and grind to a paste, then add the vinegar, oil and sugar and a few tbsp water until all combined and a smooth creamy paste.
Score the chicken (or whatever your using so as the paste penetrates deep into the meat) then put into a tupperware container or ziplock bag or a dish covered in cling film and allow to marinate – turning occasionaly for at least 4 hours – preferably overnight.

Jerk Chicken

Jerk Chicken

Cook on a barbeque preferably one with a lid, and for added flavour put some all spice leaves or bay leaves or thyme or all of the above on to the charcoal to create an aromatic smoke (there are pre made smoking chips you can get)

BBQ Jerk Pork

BBQ Jerk Pork

BBQ Jerk Chicken

BBQ Jerk Chicken

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Simple But Very Tasty BBQ Sea Bass (Mr Bass)

Posted on 26 July 2010 by Head Chef

Mr bass

Mr bass

Start by gutting and scaling the fish – you can ask your fishmonger to do this  but if you want to give it a go yourself, try this link -

Click Here – (gutting and scaling fish)

Marinade and stuff ‘Mr Bass’ with lemon, thyme + olive oil (use lots of oil). To save time I done this on tin foil then I rolled him around in it. Just as the bbq is at a good heat put sliced lemons into mr bass’ foil sleeping bag and cook on low heat (back of grill if  gas, or when coal is white). Close lid and let smoke for about 20 mins. The lower the heat the longer you cook (recommended)

on the bbq

on the bbq

When cooked serve with salad and new potatoes.

done

done

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BBQ Chicken Skewers

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Nando’s Chicken Skewers

Posted on 21 June 2010 by admin

Perfect for summer barbeques, chicken skewers assembled in minutes and quickly cooked.

Chicken Skewers

Chicken Skewers

Ingedients:
Chicken Breast,
Nando’s BBQ rub,
Red Pepper,
Mushroom,
Onion,

Method;
Simply rub the chicken breast with the Nando’s BBQ rub, chop the vegetables into bitesize chunks and assemble on the skewers.

place on BBQ turning often until cooked through.

BBQ Chicken Skewers

BBQ Chicken Skewers

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Beer Butt Chicken – Barbeque

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Beer Butt Chicken – Barbeque

Posted on 21 June 2010 by admin

Beer Butt Chicken has to be a favourite for any self confessed carnivore, You can use any type of beer, lager, or cider or even spirits.
The general idea is that the alcohol in the tin evaporates into steam and cooks through the chicken, enhansing the flavours.

Beer Butt Chicken

Beer Butt Chicken

Ingredients;
1 whole chicken (Organic or at least Free Range)
1 can of drink (beer lager cider or a drop of whiskey or bourbon)
1 barbeque rub (this can be home made but Nandos do a good one)

Ingredients
Ingredients

 Method:

Rub the chicken all over with the “rub”, cut off the top of the beer can and fill half way with the chosen alcohol.

Place chicken on the barbeque – butt side down with the can inserted fully.

Whole Barbeque Chicken

Whole Barbeque Chicken

Place on the barbeque.

barbeque chicken

barbeque chicken

And cover (I use a metal bucket – but a barbeque with a lid like a webber is best)

- leave to cook for at least 2 hours depending on size of chicken, you know its done when you can pull a wing off with ease.

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