I found a recipe for jerk chicken. I've always wanted to make jerk chicken. So I add the ingredients to my shopping list. That night I go to prepare the chicken so it can marinate overnight, as a good jerk should. Wikipedia says jerk is a style of cooking where meats are rubbed with a fiery spice mixture. I take another look at the recipe and see that, sadly, I am the one being jerked. Around. This is not a recipe for jerk! Jerk is spicy! Jerk is complex! Jerk has many ingredients! Things like brown sugar and lime juice or orange juice! This is...just chicken. So, I gathered up my ingredients, threw the recipe out and made...
Sara's Schmuck Chicken!
(See? Because schmuck is another work for jerk? Get it? ...hello?)
Serves 4 with leftovers
1 scotch bonnet pepper, seeded and chopped finely minced
3 cloves garlic minced
1 bunch green onions, chopped
1 tsp allspice
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/3 cup oil
8-10 chicken thighs, boneless and skinless
Put all ingredients except chicken in a food processor and pulse until mixed. Toss with the chicken and cover and refrigerate over night. The next day, cook as you like - fry, broil, grill or bbq.
The verdict? Quite nice! Green and tasty - but not jerk.
Does anyone out there have a jerk recipe to recommend?