Caribbean

Jamaican, Trini

Menu for the week of Jan 18: Getting ready for our trip to the DR (Caribbean)

Sat: Jerk shrimp with https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jamaican-rice-and-peas and bok choi
Sun: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-macaroni-pie with green salad
Mon: https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/trinidadian-brown-stewed-chicken with green veg (Ja recipe: https://jamaicans.com/jamaican-fricassee-chicken-recipe/ ? )
Tue: Caribbean salad (jerk shrimp, mango, cucumber, tomato, avocado, mango dressing?) a la https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/mango-and-cucumber-chow?
Wed: Leftover brown stewed chicken with rice and beans
Thus: Leftover macaroni pie with green salad

Mango and Cucumber Chow

Mango Chow

Billed as Caribbean by Bon Appetit, this mango chow could go equally well with Indian, Thai, or other South/Southeast Asian cuisines. Sweet, spicy, salty, and sour -- delicious!

INGREDIENTS
1 small shallot, thinly sliced into rings
2 garlic cloves, finely grated
½ Scotch bonnet chile or habanero chile, thinly sliced crosswise, seeds removed if less heat is desired
2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
½ teaspoon kosher salt
1 ripe but firm mango, peeled, cut into ½-inch-thick spears
½ English hothouse cucumber

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Menu for the week of April 14th (GRULAC)

Fri: Fajitas (grill carne asada), black beans
Sat: Jerk Chicken (https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jerk-chicken), rice and peas (https://audreyandjon.com/recipes/jamaican-rice-and-peas ); grilled breadfruit?
Sun: Macaroni pie w/ http://www.cookingwithria.com/2012/02/cwrs-trinidadian-fry-bodi-...
Mon: Salad w/ jerk shrimp, mango, avocado, Posole
Tue: Leftover macaroni pie with salad
Wed: Order in
Thus: Leftover Jerk, rice and peas, asparagus, curtido
Fri: Out to new taqueria

Ceviche

Ceviche

Adapted from Bon Apetit, ~4 servings

Leche De Tigre

  • ⅔ cup fresh lime juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 1 tablespoon (packed) chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • ½ ají limo or habanero chile, seeded, halved lengthwise

  • ½ small red onion, chopped

  • ½ cup bottled clam juice (optional)
  • Kosher salt

Purée first 4 ingredients and 4 large ice cubes in a blender until smooth. Add onion; pulse 3–4 times. Strain liquid into a medium bowl. Stir in clam juice, if desired; season with salt. Cover and chill.

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Menu for the week of April 16: Caribbean

Trini Macaroni Pie

Sat: Jerk Chicken, Rice and Peas, side salad
Sun: Brown Stew Chicken w/ Macaroni Pie and stir fried green beans
Mon: Salad night (greens, pickled peppers and onions, mango, cherry tomatoes) / mac pie
Tue: Jerk leftovers w/ rice and peas and green veg
Wed: Fish thing with mango salsa
Thu: Brown stew chicken leftovers with maraconi pie
Fri: (Passover begins) Fish, green veg, charoset

Caribbean Week Menu

Mackerel rundown with johnny cakes

Due to some wretched flight delays, cancellations, and the like, we ended up with some extra time this week, and a hankering for spicy foods, so clearly it was time for a Caribbean week!

Monday: Trinidadian Brown Stewed Chicken with macaroni pie

Tuesday: Jamaican Mackerel Rundown with johnny cakes and rice and peas

Wednesday: Caribbean salad night

Thursday: Ackee and saltfish with callaloo

Friday: Jerk Chicken with rice and peas

Trinidadian Brown Stewed Chicken

Brown stew chicken

I have previously discussed my introduction to Caribbean food through my college roommate. Of the dishes she made, my favorite was a brown stewed chicken.

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JohnnyCakes and Festival

Johnny Cakes

These Jamaican fried dumplings are traditionally called Johnny Cakes, which derived from the name journey cake. They go great with Ackee and Saltfish

2 cups All-purpose flour
1 tsp Salt
3 tsp Baking powder
3 Tbsp Butter or margarine
3/4 cup Cold water
1/2 cup Cooking oil

Sift flour, salt and baking powder in a bowl, then blend butter into dry ingredients with hands or mixer until crumbly

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Week of March 10: Caribbean Week

C.R.A.P.

Sun - Jerk Chicken with Macaroni Pie and Pepper Slaw
Mon - Leftover Jerk Chicken w/ Rice and Peas
Tues - Salad w/ Shrimp and Mango
Wed - Jamaican coconut soup w/ Rice and Peas
Thus - Macaroni Pie
Fri - Leftovers

Trinidadian Macaroni Pie

Trini Macaroni Pie

Throughout college, I had several Trinidadian friends (including a great freshman year roommate). One of the easiest (and most delicious and most fattening) dishes we would eat was macaroni pie. I stole this recipe from CaribbeanPot.com and it was quite tasty.

14 oz "macaroni" (we used bucattini pasta)
1/2 medium onion diced finely
1 habanero or scotch bonnet diced finely (optional)
2 large eggs
1 can evaporated milk (~12 oz)
2 tbsp butter, melted
1/3 tsp dry mustard
2 1/4 cups grated cheddar cheese, divided

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