A friday night supper change

When Friday nights come upon us, I always find it difficult to know what to cook?  Mainly because my Partner travels a fair way from work and also I know that He and I will want a little tipple or two, with it being Friday night.  So you begin to wonder, hmmm, I would like takeaway/Friday night food but also something that isn’t too heavy? Am I right or am I right?! 
 Well… This Friday, just gone…Oh did I accomplish this! Aarrghhh! I still get excited, still thinking about it now! I decided to go down the Carribean cuisine as Its a culture I have never cooked really before so Now is the time! And I have to say …Im hooked with Jonathan Phang’s show at the minute which encouraged me to try my own take at the lovely Fresh, Fruity, spicy amazing cuisine! 
 I decided to not be too adventurous at first and stick with something I thought could not fail, and it didnt …

Spiced Jerk Chicken with a Coconut infused rice and Sweet Pepper Sauce 

For 2 People, maybe a little more! 😉
For the Chicken Marinade:

2 Chicken Breasts ( or you could use Thighs or Drumsticks)
1 tbsp Jerk Seasoning 
Fresh Coriander (small handfull)
a good sprig of Fresh thyme taken off the twigs
Red and Green Chillies (half of each) diced finely.
Groundnut oil ( or Sunflower/Vegetable oil with be fine also)
Fresh Garlic 2-3 cloves roughly chopped
Salt and Pepper

Marinate the Chicken for at least two hours, the longer you can, the better.

Sweet Pepper Sauce:

Red, Yellow and Green peppers 1/4 -1/2 of each
2 White onions, could also use red
Chopped Pineapple, I used roughly a quarter of the pineapple
Chopped Tomatoes 1/4 of a tin
Olive oil
Garlic (use plenty, I used 3-4 cloves)

Coconut infused Rice:

I used Basmati rice for this recipe.  I tend to use my rice cooker as I then have more room in my kitchen so in rice cookers you don’t put in much water. With the right requirements of water I then added Coconut cream (half a packet).

I roasted the pepper sauce in the oven for just under 10 minutes and then placed the chicken on top with a good ‘ol stir!  

And all in all… a very light,  fresh,  healthy dish that In my eyes is good to eat all year around.  Cant wait to experiment more with this one in Summer! 😉

©Chez J9 2013


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