Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Jamaican Fish tea

Something Smells Fishy...

Don't let the name fool you, this is not a sweet fishy tea, its just a soup! I always imagined fish tea came out of a need to use a left over commodity. Just like bread pudding reclaims slate bread, and chicken bones create stock. I feel that fish heads and other parts were used to make a soup so that they would not be “wasted” but that’s just my theory. There has never been a thing wrong with turning trash to treasure. And this soup is quite a treasure.

Friday, 27 February 2015

Cheese patty in a rosemary garlic crust

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

The month culminates with a delicious and simple patty, probably the easiest to prepare of all the patties this month. Not only was it the easiest it was the most delicious. Who said a patty has to have anything else in it but cheese? Oh the wonder that is this patty, by far my absolute favorite of the month.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

BBQ Pulled pork patty in a rosemary garlic crust

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

It is a rare occurrence when pork makes its way into a patty. And I don’t mean bacon, I mean pork; meaty and juicy, the other white meat. For this recipe I wanted to make a jerk pork patty but after thinking about it, I opted for low and slow. And a pulled pork patty is born.

Friday, 20 February 2015

Classic Jamaican Beef Cocktail Patty

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

As a Jamaican I can say I know a good patty. And many persons would agree we eat patties a great deal. However we hardly ever make them. I venture to say most Jamaicans have never and will never make a patty. But I’m sure you would be hard pressed to find one that has never eaten one. There are a few places that sell the best patties.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Spicy Bacon & cheddar beef patty

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

Ladies and gentlemen, you’ve got beef! My boyfriend is solely responsible for the creation of this patty. About a week ago he went to Mothers (not a typo, Mothers is a fast food joint in Jamaica) and came back raving about how delicious their bacon cheese and beef patty was. A small light bulb went off in my head.  I was already making a beef patty that same weekend, why not make a variation by adding some bacon and cheese. And not just any cheese but fancy cheese.

Friday, 13 February 2015

Garlic Shimp Patty in a saffron crust

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The second installment of seafood patty week has arrived. The crustacean we all love, or love to hate. I decided to make a shrimp patty, because the poor excuse for shrimp patties being served around Jamaica need to be taught a few lessons.

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Coconut fish patty in a saffron crust

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

So this week I’m venturing into the seafood patty scene.  This is a coconut fish patty in a flaky saffron crust. The crust this week is much easier to prepare. I made my crust the day before kept everything as cold as possible.  The crust came out so flaky and delicious and the filling basically tasted like Jamaica.

Friday, 6 February 2015

Callaloo & cheese patty

 Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

Patty number two and it’s all about the veggies. Since I already had the callaloo for the crust, why not use it as a filling as well? This patty combines veggies with some delicious cheese for a very vegetarian friendly lunch and snack.

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Ackee and saltfish patty in a callaloo crust

Juici...and if you don't know, now you know!

Just leave it to someone on instagram to inspire a month of recipes. Inspiration comes in many forms and by chance I came across @mrcuttersnyc image of a restaurant kitchen work table lined off with what seemed like hundreds of patties in the making. I was so intrigued, intrigued enough to come up with eight patty recipes, four weeks of awesomeness. And this first one is super Jamaican!

Friday, 30 January 2015

Chocolate chip, Orange and Rosemary Corn Muffin

 "Feast of Saint Valentine"

Can you believe the first month of 2015 is over? Chocolate month flew by so fast. For the last recipe I decided to make a very flavorful  muffin, full of herb and citrus flavors. I find this muffin has something for everyone, a little grown up but kids would still enjoy it with the orange flavor and the chocolate chips.