Thursday, December 24, 2015

A Spoonful of Sofrito: Cook like Jamaican!

A Spoonful of Sofrito: A Pinch of advice that will add a lot of flavor to your life!

Cook like a Jamaican!

Sofrito Lovers,

On a cold winter's night, there is nothing better than a plate of Curry Chicken, Brown Stew Oxtail, or Gungo Pea Soup to warm you up.  For the uninitiated, I just mentioned some of the most common and widely enjoyed Jamaican dishes. Jamaican cuisine combines African, Native, and European ingredients and cooking methods; the result is a cuisine that is simple to prepare, yet full of incredibly complex flavors.

A few months ago, I was researching Jamaican recipes online and came across Cook like a Jamaican; I instantly fell in love!  The recipes and cooking tutorials, on YouTube, are easy to follow and prepare.  

Fay DeLeon, the site manager's mother, hosts the cooking tutorials. Fay patiently walks us through the cooking process with an attention to detail that a novice like me deeply appreciates! She blends cooking techniques with good old fashion Caribbean wisdom and culture. 

I love the Curry Chicken recipe so I decided to post it here!  You must try it! Watch the video, get to cooking, and taste for yourself!  ¡Buen provecho!

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