Chicken items are always on demand. There are thousands of chicken recipes based on the regional part. Some of them have become universal in taste and flavor. From ages, people always eager to feel new kinds of tastes.The ancient form of this recipe was known by Indian workers and modified by the chefs of Trinidad and Tobago. Anyways, I hope you are waiting to learn about Trinidad curry chicken recipes and about special ingredients. In this article, you can find out the whole procedure. Just have a look!
Trinidad curry chicken is a special chicken item that takes some special ingredients to prepare. Personally, I have a soft corner for this kind of dishes and trust me it tastes beyond your imagination. Today, I’m going to tell you how to make curry chicken Trini style.
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A Simple Trinidad Chicken Curry for You
- 1 whole chicken about 4-5 lbs.
- Caribbean Green Seasoning about 5 tablespoons
- Vegetable oil 2 tablespoons
- Curry powder about 1 tablespoon
- Brown sugar about 2 teaspoon
- Salt, to taste
- Cracked black pepper, to taste
- Habanero about 1 tablespoon (diced and finely chopped)
- Chopped onion about 1 cup
Step 1: At first, cut the chicken into bite-size pieces of bone-in break leg, thigh bones into 2 by cutting straight through the bone, wash the pieces with water. Now, add lemon juice from one or two lemon that helps to marinate well.
Step 2: Take a large glass bowl. Add the chicken pieces, green seasoning, salt, pepper, curry powder, and diced onions and warp the bowl with plastic cover loosely. And keep the bowl for marinating overnight. I like to keep it for 12 hours because it increases the taste amazingly.
Step 3: Take a medium Iron pot, add the vegetable oil, and also add 1 tablespoon of habanero heat for 3-4 minutes.
Step 4: Then add the brown sugar and cook for 5 minutes to let the brown sugar melt, bubble, and turn dark brown. Add the seasoned chicken and mix the browned sugar with all the chicken.
Step 5: Cover the iron pot and let it cook for 5 minutes over very low heat or you can simmer instead.
Step 6: Add 1 or 1 1/2 cups water, cover, and let it cook for 10 minutes.
Step 7: Remove cover and check out if there are about 2-3 pot spoons full of thickened juice remaining. If it has not prepared yet, then cook for another 10 minutes.
Step 8: When done, remove the dish from the stove and place it in a serving dish.
Here, let me tell you what you can eat with it. You can enjoy the Trinidad curry with flatbread, roti, naan, paratha, puri, or over rice. You can enjoy the chicken item with vegetable side dishes like pumpkin, spinach, long bean, potatoes, eggplant, etc.
Note: Habanero is a type of chili pepper that is hotter than usual chili pepper that is available in markets. The ripe habanero is likely orange and red-colored while founding unripe in green color.
In West Indian curry chicken recipe, green seasoning is the obvious ingredient. It is not always available is super shops or markets. In case of your need, let’s learn about Caribbean green seasoning.
- Green Onion
- Scotch Bonnet Pepper
- Spanish thyme
Step 1: To prepare green seasoning, first of all, you will need a blender or food processor. If you have a blender and you are going to use it then you will need to add a little water for getting the blender going on smoothly. Again, if you are using a food processor, you don’t need to add water.
Step 2: Chop up the cilantro, parsley, celery, green onions. Now take pepper and remove stems from the pepper. Place all of them to the blender. What about other ingredients? Well, also add the garlic, onion, ginger, thyme.
Step 3: Blend them thoroughly until the mixture looks like a puree. , For the food processor, scrape down sides and process again until it looks like baby food.
Step 4: When done, keep the seasoning in a glass jar
You can get ready in huge quantity and freeze them in ice cubes, after they are solidified, store them in the normal freezer.
- When using a blender, chop the onion carefully or they don’t blend finely.
- If you don’t have cilantro, you can add culantro instead.
- While using frozen green seasoning, you don’t have to thaw it. Just add the green cubes in your recipe.
There is another unique item in Trinidad curried chicken, which is known as curry powder. Curry powder is a mixture of 13 different spices that tend to enrich your dish flavor. And these ingredients are mostly available in our home. You can check that in amazon, it offers $14 or more. It doesn’t need more than 10 minutes to prepare. Thus, I’m showing you the recipe.
- 2 tablespoons whole coriander seeds
- 4 tablespoons cumin seeds
- 1 tablespoon cloves
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- 1 tablespoon mustard seeds
- 2 tablespoons ground cayenne pepper
- 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons star anise
- 1 tablespoon fenugreek seeds
- 1 tablespoon black peppercorns
- 4 tablespoons ground turmeric
- 4 tablespoons ground ginger
Step 1: Cook the cumin and coriander in a dry frying pan until they smell savory for only a couple of minutes. This processing is also known as roasting spices.
Step 2: Pound all the fixings, aside from turmeric and ginger, in a zest processor. If you don’t have a zest processor, then you can use an espresso processor designed only for spices.
Step 3: Pour the mixture into an airtight glass jar. Spot in a dark and cool place so that you can use it for a year or more.
Curry style chicken dishes have lots of popularity around Asia, Europe, and the western part of the globe. The recipe I have shown you today doesn’t need too much preparation nor too costly ingredients. You can make seasonings and curry powders using usual spices in your kitchen to make a tasty and spicy curry. That is why I suggest trying this at least once. You will surely love this and try again.