Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Butter Poached Spiny Lobster

Lobster, the great tasting, meaty crustacean that adds a distinct flavor to any get together. Today we give you a sumptuous recipe to make your own Butter Poached Spiny Lobster and we know you will love it. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 20m

Cooking time: 25m

Ingredients

For 8 people

  • 1 whole onion, chopped
  • 1 cup(s) fresh parsley (use a juice extractor)
  • 1/4 cup(s) water (see method)
  • 1/2 medium red pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup(s) extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 whole spiny lobster tails
  • medium for butter poached lobster
  • medium for herb oil
  • 1 pound(s) unsalted butter (cold and cut into small cubes) (see method)
  • medium for sauteed callaloo
  • 1/2 cup(s) fresh beet root juice (use a juice extractor)
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt (see method)
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cornstarch, dissolved in 2 tbsps water
  • 3 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper (see method)
  • 1 large irish potato (sliced paper thin)
  • medium for pommes maxim
  • 1 1/2 pound(s) callaloo (washed and chopped)
  • medium for beet root essence

Jamaican Butter Poached Spiny Lobster Directions

Heat Sauce pan. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of butter. Pour in the water and whisk in remaining butter cubes one by one until all the butter is melted. Add salt and black pepper to taste. Do not bring this to a boil; keep on a very low flame. Add the lobster medallions and poach them until firm to the touch for approximately 20 minutes.2. For Pommes Maxim:Combine thin slices of Irish potatoes; 1 Tbsp. melted butter and 1 or 2 tsp cornstarch and mix well. Layer about seven slices of potatoes (overlapping each other to form a circle) in a heated frying pan; and then fry until crisp and golden on both sides.3. For Herb Oil:Use a juice extractor to extract the juice from some fresh parsley. Reserve 1 Tbsp. of the extra virgin olive oil for cooking the callaloo; then add remaining extra virgin olive oil to the juice extractor; whisk well adding salt and black pepper to taste.4. For Beetroot Essence:Pour the extracted beetroot juice in a sauce pan and add the balsamic vinegar. Boil for two minutes adding salt and black pepper to taste. Thicken with dissolved cornstarch while stirring constantly.5. For Sauteed Callaloo:Heat reserved 1 Tbsp. of Extra Virgin Olive Oil in a frying pan and saute the onion and red peppers until translucent. Add the callaloo and saute for 2 minutes (do not saute too long as the callaloo will turn brown). Add salt and black pepper to taste.Enjoy!

Enjoy

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Run Come! Jamaica Awaits This Winter

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Is it only us, or does it seem like time is flying way more than it used to for you as well? Well, what to do, time is the master, and here we are again ready to welcome another harsh, cold, winter season if you live a few thousand miles above the equator. We look on our family and friends with envy as they are tucked away in the warm serenity of island breezes and Bob Marley drinks. We long for the sun, sea and sand that an awesome island vacation provides.

Well this winter season should not keep you burdened down under negative degree temperatures, run to your mobile device or laptop and book a flight or cruise to somewhere exotic like Jamaica. It is just November and we are already experiencing Northeasters and Polar Vortex’s so you better hurry.

Think of fresh sea breeze, cool (maybe not that cool) Coconut Water under a Palm Tree, diving, snorkeling, kayaking, swimming, dancing, smoking (whatever you choose, lol), reggae music, horseback riding, tours, Jamaican Coffee, fresh fruits and vegetables from a farm down the road, ahhh! I am tired! So much it would take all night to write it. So come on mon, you know you want to.

Run Go Get Some Sun!

Where are you going to escape the cold this Winter? Hail us in the comments below.

Irie,

ReCaFo

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Banana Diabetic Bread

Disease is unfortunately a part of our existence as humans. Sickness and poor health claims countless lives each day because many who suffer from these ailments do not know how to properly adjust their diet to suit their health needs. For all the diabetics out there, today we give you a tasty but not too sweet recipe for Banana Bread. This recipe uses Splenda instead of sugar so you can chow down without any worry. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m

Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 6 people

  • 1/2 cup(s) cashew, chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 4 teaspoon(s) butter milk
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) Splenda
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla essence
  • 2 cup(s) whole-wheat flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1 cup(s) raisins, soaked
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 3 large ripe bananas, mashed

Banana Diabetic Bread Directions

 Sift whole-wheat flour and baking soda together.  Add Vegetable Oil and Splenda and mix until light and foamy.

Fold in the eggs, mashed ripe bananas, butter milk, vanilla, soaked raisins and cashew.

Scrape batter into a greased loaf pan and bake at 180°C/350°F for 25-30 minutes or until a skewer inserted comes out clean.

Allow to cool before slicing.

Enjoy

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Irie,

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Yellow Yam Rundown with Shrimp

Many of you would have heard about the infamous Jamaican Yellow Yam in recent years due to the renowned success of Jamaican track-star Usain Bolt. Usain hails from the parish of Trelawny, Jamaica which is known for its great tasting Yellow Yams, therefore his sprint success has been humorously associated with the nutrients and “vigor” that this starch provides. Whether that is a fact, we are yet to find out, but the Yellow Yam reigns as one of the supreme starches of the Jamaican diet. Today we give you a tasty recipe in which we combine this starch with Shrimp. and it is “Oh so good!” Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 6 people

  • 1 tablespoon(s) Margarine
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme, chopped
  • 2 pound(s) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) hot pepper, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) Coconut Milk
  • 4 cup(s) yellow yam, diced, boiled
  • 1 small Whole Kernel Corn
  • 1/2 cup(s) red sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/2 cup(s) green sweet pepper, diced
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 cup(s) red sweet pepper, julienne
  • 1 sprig(s) parsley

Jamaican Yellow Yam Rundown with Shrimp Directions

 Heat sauté pan, add Margarine and allow to melt.

Add garlic, onion, escallion and thyme and sauté for about 1 minute.

Add the shrimp and cook until they develop a pretty pink colour. Stir in hot pepper and Coconut Milk.

Fold in the boiled yam, Whole Kernel Corn, diced peppers, Black Pepper and salt.

Recipe Note: Deboned chicken may be used in place of shrimp.

Method Note: Julienne: to cut into thin strips.

To Serve: Display on a platter garnished with julienne pepper and chopped parsley.  Serve hot.

Enjoy

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Our Irie Menu

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The menu for our soon to be opened location is now live. In a few weeks we will be opening the doors to our brand new location in Industry City, Brooklyn, and with a new restaurant comes a new menu, a better menu. With authentic island eats such as Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Jerk Chicken Salads, Oxtails and Natural Juices, our revamped menu will have you drooling and bringing you to the islands lounging under a Coconut Tree. This menu will also be introduced at our current Long Island City location next year after renovations are completed.

Check out our Irie Menu by clicking the link below and remember ReCaFo is Irie Food!

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Recipe of the Day: Boiled Green Bananas

Some of you might look at this recipe and say, Boiled Green Banana? What is that? While others might look and say, Boiled Green Banana? That is so easy, who needs a recipe for that? But just for the fun of it we decided to give you something that is out of the norm. Packed with iron, potassium and other nutrients, the Banana is the perfect food, but sometimes you might see Green Bananas on your supermarket shelves and wonder if you could ever use it. Well you can. Check out the 1-2-3 recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 20m

Ingredients

For 2 people

  • 1 quart(s) water
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 6 whole Green Bananas

Boiled Green Banana Directions

In a sauce pot add 1 quart of water and add salt.  Allow water to come to a boil.

Add the bananas to the boiling water, cover the pot and allow them to cook until fork tender.

Enjoy

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Irie,

ReCaFo

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Delicate Coffee Cake

Most of us sometimes love to sip on a great brew, something fresh and strong from the mountains of the Blue. Sometime when we sip on our favorite cup of Joe we also love to pair it with a something sweet, a great tasting treat. So today we give you the best of both worlds in this coffeelicious recipe. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 1 person

  • 3 cup(s) all purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 cup(s) sugar
  • 1 medium egg
  • 1 cup(s) milk
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon(s) vanilla
  • INGREDIENTS FOR TOPPING:
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Margarine, melted
  • 2 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup(s) breadcrumbs or cornflakes
  • 2 tablespoon(s) peanuts, chopped

Delicate Coffee Cake Directions

Combine flour, baking powder, salt and sugar, mix well and set aside.

Combine egg, milk, melted Margarine (which was allowed to cool) and vanilla; mix well.

Make a well in the center of the flour mixture and pour in the liquid mixture. Mix quickly and lightly.

Scrape the batter into a lightly greased baking tin.

Combine all the ingredients for the topping and mix well. Sprinkle topping evenly over the surface of the batter.

Bake for 45-50 minutes or until a skewer inserted, comes out clean.

SERVE NOTE: This cake is perfect for a coffee break.
Yield:  12-14 slices.

Enjoy

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Irie,

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Chicken Honey Nut Stir Fry

Making a Stir Fry is one of the best ways to get all your favorite ingredients into one pot. This tasty Asian inspired dish will definitely get your taste buds excited as it includes great authentic flavors. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1/2 cup(s) cashew nuts, optional
  • 2 stalk(s) celery
  • 1 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 3/4 cup(s) Orange Juice
  • 1/4 ounce(s) ginger, crushed
  • 1 pound(s) chicken breast, cut into strips
  • 1/3 cup(s) honey
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 large carrots
  • 3 tablespoon(s) soy sauce

Chicken Honey Nut Stir Fry Directions

Cut chicken breasts into strips and set aside.

Cut carrot and celery diagonally.

Combine Orange Juice, honey, soy sauce, cornstarch and ginger and mix well.

Heat 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add carrots and celery and stir fry for about 1 minute, remove from skillet and set aside.

Heat remaining Vegetable Oil and stir fry pieces of chicken for 5 minutes.

Return vegetables to skillet, add sauce mixture and chopped nuts and stir until sauce thickens.

Allow to simmer for about two minutes.

TO SERVE: Serve with plain rice and a vegetable salad.

Enjoy

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Irie,

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Bean Burger

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There are times when whether you are a vegan or not, you feel the need to avoid meat for a while, and this recipes definitely takes care of that. Mixing traditional fast food elements with healthy forms of protein and other nutrients, the Bean Burger is a tasty, easy, and quick lunch idea for anyone to take advantage of. So today we give you the recipe to create your own protein packed treat. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 6m

Ingredients

For 3 people

  • 3 slice(s) tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon(s) parsley flakes
  • 1 can(s) Broad Beans
  • 3 whole hamburger buns
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 teaspoon(s) pickles or relish
  • 1 teaspoon(s) soy sauce
  • 1/2 cup(s) Instant Oats
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 3 whole toothpicks
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1/4 cup(s) breadcrumbs
  • 3 whole lettuce leaves
  • 1 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, minced

Bean Burgers Directions

Drain and mash the Broad Beans.  Add Instant Oats, breadcrumbs, garlic, onion, salt, black pepper, parsley flakes and soy sauce and combine well.

Beat egg white and add to mixture and mix well.  Divide the mixture into three equal portions and shape into burger patties.

Heat Vegetable Oil in a frying pan and fry burger patties on each side until golden brown.

To Serve: Spread Mayonnaise on the inside of each burger bun. Lay lettuce leaves, tomatoes and pickles or relish on  the bottom half, and then add the burger. Cover with the other half of the burger bun and secure with a toothpick.

Enjoy

What do you think about this recipe, have you ever tried it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

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Irie,

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THE GRAND OPENING OF OUR SECOND LOCATION IN BROOKLYN

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A little over a year ago we officially began operations as ReCaFo | Real Caribbean Food LLC. by opening our first location at the Falchi Building in Long island City, NY. We have had unprecedented growth since then, and as a result, we are in the process of opening our second location in the Bush Terminal – Industry City, Brooklyn, NY.

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We are deeply thankful for your support over this past year and as we embark on creating new milestones, we look forward to your continued support. Our Brooklyn location will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday – Saturday, serving all the authentic Jamaican dishes you have come to know us for. We will also have Vegetarian options available. We are very excited about this new location and we look forward to offering the people of Downtown Brooklyn and beyond sumptuous Jamaican food.

As we draw closer to our opening date in November we will be sure to keep you informed of all the happenings.

Follow us here and on our website at http://www.recafo.com for all the latest.

Irie,

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