12 May 2010

Down Home Cooking!....Bajan Rice and Stew

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Hey Loves , How yall been? Are you excited about the giveaway? I know I am. Today i'm giving you this YUMMY! recipe for bajan rice and stew, this is one of my favorite meals. I hope you like it and make sure try it. Well this giveaway what is happening now is just a taste of what you are going to have in the upcoming giveaways after this one is finish you'll have one from different companies so keep following and Enjoy!



INGREDIENTS:
8 oz. Stew beef
1 large carrot - peeled and sliced
2 medium potatoes - peeled and quartered
2 tbsp. Bajan Seasoning **
1/4 tsp. Seasoned salt
1 tbsp. Gravy browning
2 tbsp. Tomato ketchup
1 cup Water
2 tbsp. Vegetable oil
2 cups long grain rice soaked in water for 2 hours
1/2 cup pigeon peas soaked in water overnight - if possible use the canned variety and then you will need 1 cup.
1 oz. Salt pork
1/2 tsp. Thyme
4 cups water 

METHOD / DIRECTIONS:
For the stew…..
Wash and cut beef into bite sized pieces then rub with the Bajan Seasoning and Tomato Ketchup.
Heat the oil in a skillet and stir fry the meat for 10 minutes.
Pour in the gravy browning and cook for another 5 minutes.
Add the water, cover and simmer for 30 minutes.
Stir in the carrot and potatoes, adjust the seasonings with a little seasoned salt, and cook for another 15 minutes.
Add a little more water if necessary.
The meat should be tender after 45 minutes of cooking but if not go a while longer. 


For the rice…..
Place the peas, salt pork and the thyme in a pan with 4 cups water and bring to the boil.
Reduce heat and simmer for 30 minutes or until peas are tender.
Wash and drain rice and add to the pan.
Pour in enough water to just be level with the rice and peas mixture.
Bring to the boil then reduce heat to its lowest level, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes or until light and fluffy.
 This seasoning is found in almost every home in the Bahamas, and is the secret to the success of many mouth-watering Bajan dishes. One of the favorite uses is to place it between the meat and skin of chicken pieces before grilling, baking or frying.



            

        XOXO

11 comments:

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    -Tong

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  2. Its so yummy iesharenee! and thank you for visiting my blog tongchen!

    XOXO

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  3. This is so delish! It's one of my favorite dish.

    XOXO

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  4. that loooks soo good .... making a tab!

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  5. It does and it taste good! Thank you hun!

    XOXO

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  8. Thank you jolie! I'll check out your blog hun!

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  9. This looks so good, I have a friend from Barbados and she made a similar dish and it was the bomb!

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