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Jerk Lobster Tail   Leave a comment

Ingredients:

  • 3 or 4 lobster tails
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1-2 limes or lemons zest and juice
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped or grated
  • 1-2 habanero or jalepeno peppers seeded and chopped
  • 2 inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoons ground thyme
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground mustard

Directions:

1. In a food processor or blender combine all ingredients expect lobster and blend until smooth.

2. Pour marinade over lobster tails and marinate for 15mins to 20 mins.

3. Heat the oven to 350°F. Place the lobster pieces on a baking sheet and cook 10 to 20 minutes or until fully cook.

Posted January 16, 2012 by belizecuisine in Dinner, Lunch, Main Dishes

Baked Chicken with Plantain stuffing   Leave a comment

Plantain always complements most Belizean dishes and so chicken and plantain go hand in hand.

Here’s a Sweet Plantain and Pepper Stuffed Chicken Matinade recipe:

 Chicken recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 2 fresh lemons, juiced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried Mexican oregano, crushed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil or coconut oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 whole 3 to 3 1/2 pound chicken

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:

In a small bowl, combine the juice of the lemons, garlic, dried oregano, olive or coconut oil, salt and pepper. Rub all over the chicken and allow it to set in the refrigerator 1 to 2 hours.

Sweet Plantain and Pepper Stuffing

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 slices bacon, diced
  • 1 large ripe plantain, peeled and cut into 1/2inch cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and chopped
  • 1 small red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 Anaheim chili, seeded and chopped
  • 1/2 bunch oregano, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock
  • 2 slices country bread, diced and dried
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup chicken stock

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:

Over medium high heat, sauté the bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan. Place the plantains to the pan and cook until lightly browned. Add the garlic, red bell peppers and oregano and cook 2 to 3 minutes more. Pour in the chicken stock to deglaze the pan, about 1 to 2 minutes. Add the bread, salt and pepper. Stir gently to combine. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Remove the chicken from the refrigerator and stuff it with the plantain pepper mixture. Tie the legs together and place on a rack in a roasting pan, breast side down. Cook for 1/2 hour, turn the chicken breast side up and roast for another 1/2 hour or until the skin is golden brown and the chicken is cooked through.

Served with coconut rice or vegetable salad.

From Caribbean Choice

Posted September 13, 2011 by belizecuisine in Dinner, Lunch, Main Dishes, Uncategorized

Hungry for Johnny Cakes?   Leave a comment

Johnny Cakes are a favored breakfast item for Belizeans.  It is a cross between what American people know as biscuits and muffins.   Johnny Cakes are so favored by Belizeans that they are also consumed during their lunch and dinner meals.  They go well with refried red or black beans, melted cheese, scrambled eggs and stewed chicken.

Here’s one of many recipes:

INGREDIENTS:

3 cups all purpose flour
1/4 -1/2 cup either butter, shortening, lard, margarine or coconut oil (Butter is preferred to me)
1/2 tsp salt
1tbsp of white sugar
1 egg
3 tsp baking powder
1/2 – 3/4 cup coconut milk

METHOD:

1. Sift flour, baking powder, sugar and salt in a bowl.
2. Add the egg, butter, shortening or coconut oil, mix well.
3. Add the coconut milk gradually to form a dough.
4. Roll out into small balls, flatten slightly and prick with a fork.
5. Bake in a hot oven 375°F for 15-20 mins
6. Slice and butter while hot and enjoy.

Makes about 8-12

Posted September 10, 2011 by belizecuisine in Dinner, Lunch, Sides, Snacks