For our newbies, the KFB foodie talk column - handled by Dobby of Dobbysignature - is basically for ladies and 'guys' that are interested in learning how to cook better ;).
Today she discusses how to make Coconut jerk chicken curry .
Is there anything better than a hot tasty curry? The major ingredient used in the preparation of this curry is the jerk seasoning which tends to give it a unique flavor when combined with other ingredients including coconut milk.
• 1/2 cup Vegetable cooking oil
• 1 tbsp. Curry powder
• 1 tbsp. Jerk seasoning*** See below
• 2 Maggi cubes • Salt to taste • 1 red onion - roughly chopped
• 1 tbsp. garlic - Minced
• 1 tsp. ginger - Minced
• 2 cups button mushrooms
• 1/2 kilo chicken breast
• 2 tbsp. butter, Optional
• 1/2 cup coconut milk powder or 1 cup coconut milk
• 3 Red chilli pepper (Shombo)
• 2 Scotch bonnet pepper (ata rodo)
• 5 Green chili pepper
• 1 bunch Spring Onion
Step 1: Prepare and set your Chopped red onion, Minced garlic and ginger aside.
Step 2: Remove the skin from the chicken breast and chop into smaller bits Rinse the button mushrooms and slice into two, Dissolve the coconut milk powder in 1 cup of water or use 1 cup of fresh coconut milk extract (as shown here)
Step 3: Chop the Red chili pepper (Shombo), Scotch bonnet pepper (ata rodo), Green chili pepper and Spring Onion - Set this aside.
Step 4: Pour the cooking oil into an empty pot and heat it up for about 30 seconds. Add the Chopped red onion, minced garlic, ginger and stir fry for about 1 minute.
Step 5: Add the chopped chicken, curry powder, jerk seasoning, salt, maggi cubes (crushed) and stir fry for about 5 minutes till the chicken gives off its juice.
Step 6: At this point, add the sliced mushroom and chopped red pepper. Leave to cook for about 3 minutes. Pour in the coconut milk, stir and leave to cook on medium heat for about 10 minutes.
Step 7: Turn down the burner and add the chopped green vegetables. Leave for 2 minutes then turn off the burner. Turn off the burner then squeeze the lime over the curry. Serve with rice, spaghetti, potato or yam
Combine onion powder, dried thyme, cinnamon powder, ground all spice, garlic powder, ground nutmeg, brown sugar, ground ginger spice, powdered chilli, cayenne pepper together in a bowl. Mix well to combine and transfer into an airtight jar. Now you can use this as a seasoning.