My friend Leigh Ann has put Jerk Chicken with Fried Plantains and Cuban Style Black Beans and Rice on her menu for this week and has kindly linked over to my blog for the full recipes. As a result, I’ve had lots of visitors checking these recipes out.
I just made some important updates on two of those recipes I thought I should announce:
Jerk Chicken: Coat the chicken with half of the pureed mixture, unless you’re not afraid of some serious warmth. I’m not a fan of lots of spice, so I enjoy less of the rub on my chicken. But even with the full batch spread over the single chicken, it was uncomfortably warm, not deathly spicy, in my opinion.
Cuban-Style Black Beans and Rice: Though it says the limes are optional, that may very well be the ingredient that makes the most difference in this dish. Erich and I LOVE the fresh-squeezed lime juice on the rice. I wouldn’t skip it.