I have been asked by many customers over the last three years for recipes. Generally what happens at a market it could be nearing lunchtime and I'm getting hungry, so when a new customer is asking for different ways that our products could be used I am either explaining a dish I make all the time, may have made once, dream of concocting as it sounds so good.
So here is the first recipe for the blog. This one is special as it was the first meal I had made for the family in a long while where I had the time to research recipes, common flavour themes and some of the origins relating to the dish.
While the world is currently in lockdown doing it's best to comprehend, deal with and stay safe from the Corona Virus (COVID-19) it allows myself to be able to go through and clean out the cupboards and try different flavours to put into the repertoire. However part of the project behind this recipe blog is also to be incorporating a Dirty Doug's Essentials product within the recipe. As we manufacture condiments from mild to extreme chilli heat it can make substituting not that hard to do, I am finding getting create outside the obvious for the milder varieties to be the challenge.
So let's make a start with Jerk Chicken and Jamaican Fried Rice If you do use these recipes improvise with what you have available on hand at your place, rather than shelving the idea because the notion of going to the shops to buy this, that the other is draining enough as a thought, let alone put into action.
Also, as this is my small business and I am very passionate about my products and the time I put into creating beautiful tasting condiments sourcing only quality locally grown produce. I hope to you, as my customer, or soon to be customer it can allow you to feel confident in making a purchase through our online store to have at home to enjoy incorporated in recipes that you'll see, but also to put your own creativity hat on and share with us something you have created that gives us inspiration to try out something new.
Jerk Chicken Marinade
3-4 Sprigs of green shallot onions (chopped)
3cm piece fresh ginger (or 2 tsp crushed ginger)
5 garlic cloves (or 3 tsp crushed garlic)
1/2 small brown onion (thinly sliced)
1-2 tsp Doug's Destroyer (Habanero Sauce)
1/2 tsp Thyme (dry) - fresh if you have
juice of 1 lime
2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
2 Tbsp Oil (use a light oil as extra virgin olive oil could distort the flavour)
3 Tbsp Brown Sugar (I used dark brown sugar to obtain richer deeper caramel)
1 Tbsp Basket Case Jerk Spice Mix (Basket Case is a small Melbourne based business, if you cannot access any of this then use ground all spice)
Mix all ingredients together and add chicken pieces (of choice), we used drumsticks.
Allow to marinade for a few hours or overnight if time permits
We BBQ'd the drumsticks over coals on the Weber with a chunk of apple wood, but you can BBQ on gas, put into the smoker, air fry or cook in the oven.
Jamaican Fried Rice
Cook 1-2 cups of basmati rice - due to panic buying we only had a family size bag of precooked basmati, this works fine too if time poor or like our family we just could buy rice from our local supermarkets. (Covid-19 bless huh?)
1-2 Carrots Diced
1c peas and corn (we used frozen medley bag which has capsicum in it also)
1 sml-med brown onion, thinly sliced
3-4 sprigs green shallot onion
1-2 Tbsp Soy Sauce
1-2 Tbsp Oyster Sauce (we didn't have and used Saori Spicy Okonomiyaki & Tonkatsu Sauce - another Melbourne based small business)
1tsp fresh ginger finely chopped
2 cloves garlic finely chopped
1/2 tsp Thyme
1/2 tsp Curry Powder
Mix the sauce/spices together in a bowl set aside
Add small amount oil into pan and scramble eggs then set aside
Place frozen veg with diced carrot in one microwave safe bowl cover and microwave 5-7mins (depends on micro wattage)
Then fry onion in oil until translucent, add vegetables mix then add Sauce/Spice and mix through once fragrant add cooled cooked Basmati Rice and mix together and heat rice through.
Final Stage add green shallot onions and scrambled eggs mix and serve