Welcome to Cooking with Cole, a live interactive cooking event where we cook one of my dishes together!
Below you will find a list of what you need, what's included in your kit, as well as step-by-step instructions!
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What's in the KIT?
- Jerk Marinade
- Jerk Rub
- Hot Sauce
- Cullen's Beans
- Festival Ingredients (Flour, Cornmeal, Coconut sugar, Baking powder, Salt)
- Chip Blend
- Scotch Bonnet Pepper (if you want to add a LITTLE heat, stick the pepper into the pot while cooking the beans - if you want to add A LOT of heat, cut the pepper's stem and place the open pepper in with the cooking beans)
What you NEED!
- Cast iron/Skillet - for beans
- Cast iron/Shallow pan/Deep Fryer - for festivals
- Mixing bowl
- Wire rack/Baking sheet - to drain festivals
- Baking sheet, lined - for Kale
- Heat skillet for beans, on medium heat, before adding oil
- Once oil is heated, add the (rinsed) beans (I like to leave 1/4 cup of the bean starch as a natural thickener - I do not suggest doing this if your beans contain shelf stabilizers/additives - Cullen's beans do not have any of these harmful agents so you can use the naturally occurring starches)
- Add 1 tbsp of JERK RUB, stir to combine for 2 to 3 minutes - until spices become fragrant
- Add 2 to 3 tbsp of JERK MARINADE, stir to combine for another 2 to 3 minutes
- Add enough stock/water to almost cover the beans
- Bring to a boil, stir, and then cover before reducing the heat
- Stir periodically!
Now, let's get started with the FESTIVALS!
- In a shallow cast iron/skillet, pour enough oil to do a shallow fry, about 2 inches, and heat the oil to 350 degrees (hot, but not smoking)
- While you wait for the oil to heat, pour the festival ingredients into a mixing bowl. Then add just enough water to make a stiff dough
- Flour your hands and knead the dough on a lightly floured surface for a minute
- Divide dough into even portions (about 12) and then roll each portion into a small cylinder
- Once the oil is shimmering, carefully add the rolled dough into the skillet - don't overcrowd, you may have to do 2 batches
- Flip halfway though, and cook for about 4 to 5 minutes on each side
- The festival should be a nice golden brown - if they are too dark, lower your heat; if you find they are lacking colour, adjust your heat up
- Remove festivals after cooking for 8 to 10 minutes, and allow them to drain
As you make your first batch, give your beans a stir and remove the lid to allow more liquid to evaporate
Now, let's get the KALE CHIPS started since we are almost done! Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees
- Break up kale into bite size pieces before placing on a lined baking sheet - do your best to have kale lay in a single layer
- Drizzle with oil and season liberally with CHIP BLEND
- Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes, toss frequently, until they are nice and crispy
Now, we are ready to PLATE. Fill a shallow bowl/plate with jerk peas, festivals and crispy kale!
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