Month: April 2018

Vegetable Stew- Jute Leaves/Ewedu/Molokhai Leaves

Vegetable Stew- Jute Leaves/Ewedu/Molokhai Leaves

 

Vegetable Stew- Jute Leaves/Ewedu/Molokhai Leaves

April 29, 2018
: 4
: 10 min
: 40 min
: 50 min
: Medium

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Ingredients
  • Jute Leaves- 3 packs ( if you are not using spinach use 4 packs. You can chop leaves if you want).
  • Chopped Spinach- A handful (optional)
  • 4 Boneless Skinless Chicken thighs
  • 6-7 Pieces of Prawns (optional)
  • 5 Red Sheppard Pepper
  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes
  • 2 Scotch Bonnet Pepper (if u want less heat use 1 or take out the seeds)
  • 3 Garlic Cloves
  • 1 Sweet Onion- (extra ¼ cup diced)
  • 1 Carrot
  • 5-6 tbsp of Vegetable oil
  • 500-600ml of Water
  • 2 tbsp of All Purpose Seasoning
  • 2 tbsp of Bouillon Powder (If using cubes- 2)
  • 1 tbsp of Paprika
  • 3 Bay Leaves
  • 2 tsp of Kosher Salt
  • Fresh Chili Pepper (For Garnish)
Directions
  • Step 1 Blend tomatoes, red sheppard peppers, scotch bonnet pepper and half of the large onion. Put pepper mixture in a pot and boil until water dries out and it becomes a thick paste. Set aside.
  • Step 2 Season chicken thighs thoroughly with all purpose seasoning on both sides.
  • Step 3 Heat 2 tbsp of oil in a clean pot on medium heat and brown chicken on both sides. When chicken has been browned add your roughly chopped carrots, chopped onion (the other half) and crushed garlic cloves. Cook until vegetables become a bit soft and slightly browned. Add your water, bay leaves, salt and 1 tbsp of bouillon powder. Stir and cover on medium heat, cook for 10-15 minutes. Remove chicken and set aside, reserve stock.
  • Step 4 In a clean pot, add 3-4 tbsp of oil to pot on medium heat. Add your diced onions and cook until soft. Add your cooked pepper mixture and fry for 5 mins, then add your paprika, bouillon, salt and fry for an additional 5-8 minutes. Add your stock, stir properly, cover and leave to cook on medium heat for 10-15 minutes or until oil begins to rise/float to the top. Taste for seasoning and adjust with salt if needed.
  • Step 5 Add your jute leaves and chopped spinach. Stir properly and leave to cook for about 5 minutes. Add your prawns and sliced chicken thighs and simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Step 6 Your stew is ready!!

 

 

 

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

Spicy Garlic Chicken Sauce

April 28, 2018
: 4
: 3 hr 10 min
: 25 min
: 3 hr 35 min
: Medium

TIP: To cut cooking time, marinate chicken the night before or hours before needed.

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Ingredients
  • Chicken Marinade:
  • 2 lbs Chicken Breast (cut into chunks)
  • 1 tbsp of Cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp of Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp Sriracha
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 2 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1 Knob of Ginger (grated)
  • 2 tsp of Black Pepper
  • Sauce:
  • 1 ½ tbsp of CornStarch
  • 2 tbsp of Soy Sauce
  • 2 tbsp of Dark Soy Sauce
  • 4 tbsp Rice Wine Vinegar/ White Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp of Sriracha (optional)
  • 2 tbsp of Hoisin Sauce
  • 3-4 Cloves of Garlic (minced)
  • 1-2 Cups of Low Sodium Chicken Stock (as needed)
  • 1 ½ tbsp of Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp of Black Pepper
  • 2 tbsp of Chili Pepper Flakes
  • Vegetables:
  • 1 Large Onion (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Green Pepper (chopped in chunks)
  • 1 Large Carrot (cut in chunks or sliced)
  • 2 Stalks of Celery (cut in chunks)
  • 2 Stalks of Scallions (chopped)
  • 1 tbsp of Butter
  • 1 tbsp of Vegetable Oil/ Canola Oil
  • Additional Ingredients:
  • Sesame Seeds (for garnish)
  • Extra CornStarch for dusting chicken before frying.
Directions
  • Step 1 Clean and dry chicken breast. Marinate with the ingredients, cover with plastic wrap and leave to marinate in refrigerator for at least 3 hours.
  • Step 2 Mix all ingredients for your sauce and set aside.
  • Step 3 In a bowl, add 2-3 tbsp of Cornstarch for dusting chicken. Remove chicken from marinade and dry using a thick paper towel. Heat a pan with enough oil for deep frying, once oil is hot, dust chicken pieces in cornstarch before adding to your oil, deep fry until completely cooked, this should take 5-7 minutes. Note: You can coat chicken in egg wash before dusting with cornstarch. If you do not want to deep fry your chicken, you can baked in your oven on 385-400 F after coating in a non stick pan or baking dish for 30-45 mins. Remove chicken from oil and set aside on a paper towel to soak up all excess oil.
  • Step 4 To prepare your sauce, add 1 tbsp of butter and 1 tbsp of vegetable oil in a large Wok on medium high heat. Add your vegetables and stir fry for 3-4 minutes. Add your sauce mixture, stir and cook for 4-5 minutes. Add your fried chicken and cook for an additional 4-5 minutes, cook until sauce reaches desired consistency.
  • Step 5 Your food is read!!
  • Step 6 Serve with steamed rice!