This week is also interesting because we’ll learn how to make red recado seasoning (see Stew Chicken). I am always looking for new seasoning ideas; I hope that this pungent spice paste becomes a “go to” for our meals in the future.
Stew Chicken [Recipe]
Chicken thighs stewed in with peppers and red recado (a seasoning paste made from a blend of annato seed, ancho chili powder, Mexican oregano, vinegar, orange juice, garlic, onion and other spices).
Johnny Cakes [Recipe]
Johnny cakes are somewhat like a biscuit. In Belize they are often eaten for breakfast with refried beans, sausage, and eggs. Here, we serve them sliced open and piled high with stewed chicken.
Fried Plantains [Recipe]
This quick and easy side dish is served up with many dishes in Belize. Sprinkle with a bit of brown sugar or salt, depending on your mood.
Sweet Potato Pone [Recipe]
Grated potatoes baked with cinnamon, nutmeg, eggs, and evaporated milk. The casserole is cooked until browned on top, cooled completely, and enjoyed!