Hearty, spicy comfort food. This Jamaican-inspired dish goes great with rice, plantain or potatoes. Jamaican food is characterised by its use of chillies, thyme and cinnamon. This recipe showcases two of those.
For that traditional edge try it with rice and beans and / or fried plantains. Or have on its own as a one pot dinner.
This is a hot dish but by playing with the spice quantities you can make it to suit any palate. Also feel free to swap round the vegetables with what is fresh in your garden or supermarket. You can also use 2 regular potatoes instead of the sweet potato.
I find it easier to keep ginger fresh by freezing the roots when we purchase them. Grating is a great way to remove from the frozen the portion you need. You will find the inner portion goes on the inside of the grater and the skin falls to the front, so these are easily separated.
Husband really liked this dish so I have recorded it here. I used 2 bird pepper chilis and one green chilli peper. http://missvickie.com/howto/spices/peppers/peppersdict.html - 27 Aug 2012
I made it with 4 legs and 4 thighs chicken pieces. It takes longer to cook but it was delicious. Lots of flavour being cooked on the bone. I left the chicken pieces in to cook with the vegetables and gravy. I substituted sweet potatoes for regular baby potatoes. I didnt have scotch bonnet so I used two bird eye peppers. I also used pimento seeds about 5. I will definitely make it again - 01 Mar 2018
This recipe did not work for me, I followed every detail and it turned out badly. I wouldn't recommend this recipe, I didn't even want to show it to my boyfriend. - 09 Jun 2014