Monday, 24 March 2008

Jamaican Curry Chicken with Rice and Peas

During my last week or so confined to bed, it was an opportunity for my wife to do some cooking. After many days of pre-cooked TV dinners, this was a refreshing change. The chicken was marinated in curry powder and then lightly fried to seal the flavour in, then stewed till cooked. I am not 100% sure what else goes into it. The rice is cooked with kidney beans, which gives it the pink colour, coconut milk and pepper. A really greasy and unhealthy dinner but ok once in a while! A favourite dish among the Carribean community here in the UK!

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I prefer mine without the salad!
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10 comments:

Lannae said...

Wow, that looks good, and looks like a welcome change to the ready made meals!

daphne said...

that looks really greasy. But I bet it felt good after a week of frozen meals.

Nic (KHKL) said...

with all the coconut milk and curry powder, i can't help to relate it to our very own nasi lemak! haha! and sambal comes in form of cream. yes, i agree..once in a while is ok...

"Joe" who is constantly craving said...

i had jamaican food once when i was at london..

its really different to any other cuisine i had..the flavours were different to what i ever had..

i think with the salad, it looks prettier and balanced...

team bsg said...

that must be the 1st Caribbean dish we have set eyes on !

Terri @ A Daily Obsession said...

hehe i'm guessing u have recovered but pretending not to be so wifey cooks for u?

ling239 said...

so much meat and no veggie for u ? :p

JOjo said...

Yeah, u r back! Hope u have recovered totally!
BUt then, u can eat spicy stuff so fast aft discharged? Must take care of ur health first =p

Hazza said...

lannae,
Indeed! Plastic meals cannot beat a proper cooked meal.

daphne,
greasy but good!

nic,
it tastes remarkably unlike nasi lemak, despite very similar ingredients.

joe,
Jamaican is indeed quite rare. However, there is significant enough population in the UK to be able to find the ingredients easy enough.

team bsg,
Try cooking it - google for the recipe ... ingredients include many tropical spices available in Malaysia. You'll be pleasantly surprised.

terri,
shhh! she could be reading this!

ling,
I prefer my veg cooked. Not very used to the western type raw salad.

jojo,
I wasnt actually sick, more like "injured". So I am still healthy inside :)

tigerfish said...

Yummy yummy! Finger lickin' goodness!