• Chef Jeremy Lovell

Trini Curry Chicken Recipe by Chef Jeremy Lovell


Yield - 6 Persons

Cook time – 1 hour

Marinating time - 4 hours or overnight

Prep time – 30 minutes


Ingredients:


 Chicken 3lb (cut into 2-inch pieces)


Washing of chicken

 Lime juice – 4 tbsp

 Water – 6 cups


Seasoning:

 Pimento Peppers – 8 (finely chopped)

 Chive – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Fine Thyme – 1 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Garlic – 3 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Chadon Beni – 4 tbsp (finely chopped)

 Curry Powder – 4 tbsp

 Saffron Powder – 1 tsp

 Salt to taste

 Black Pepper – 1 tbsp

 Hot Pepper – 1


Ingredients to Chunkay/Sauté:

 Onion – 3 tbsp (cut into large cubes)

 Curry Powder - 3tbsp

 Water -3 tbsp

 Mustard Oil – 3tbsp (substitute vegetable oil)

 Pimento Peppers – 3tbsp (rough chopped)

 Garlic – 4 cloves (peeled)

 Saffron Powder – 1 tsp (substitute turmeric powder)


Method:


Washing of Chicken:

 In a large bowl, add chicken, water and lime juice.

 Stir for 3minutes and allow to soak for a further 5minutes.

 After soaking rinse chicken under running water for 3minutes.

 Allow excess liquids to drain off.


Seasoning of Chicken:

 In a large bowl add washed chicken and all seasoning ingredients.

 Mix thoroughly for 3 minutes.

 Allow to marinate for at least 4 hours.


Chunkay/Sauté:

 In a small bowl, add all ingredients listed in ingredients to Chunkay/Sauté.

 Mix for 2 minutes and set aside.


Cooking of Chicken:

 Place heavy iron pot of skillet on stove and turn heat on high.

 Add ingredients to Chunkay/Sauté to hot pot and stir for 3 minutes.

 Allow this mixture to cook for a further 3 minutes.

 Add seasoned chicken and stir thoroughly for 2 minutes.

 Add hot pepper, cover and let cook for 15 minutes.

 Allow chicken to spring its natural water before adding any.

 Add water if needed, let cook for 35 minutes.

 Check for doneness and texture. If chicken is not finished, allow to cook

for a further 15 minutes.


Note: Do not allow hot pepper to burst. This may add unwanted spice to the dish.

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