Caribbean food week is on it way and we are celebrating in this house - and thanks to the team at Grace they sent us a hamper full of products to use. A lot of these are staples in our house already and my husband was very happy when this arrived on our doorstop.
I got thinking of dishes I would make that would feed a crowd in the best possible way, my usual approach to feeding the masses. I love hosting and love feeding people - Christmas eve at the Edwards is a feast to behold!!
This recipe really went far - one pack of 5% beef mince and a batch of dough made around 20 patties. The dough recipe was using 500g of plain flour, 1 tablespoon of turmeric, 225g butter and a little ice cold water. Rub the butter and flour together before adding the water to for a stiff dough. While that was in the fridge I made the filling with frying off some carrots, onions, celery and adding in the mince until cooked through. The mix of seasoning with an added stock cube until cooked down. Cut the dough into circles and add a spoonful of the meat before crimping the edges and brushing with egg. Baked in the oven on 200c until crispy and golden.
Place under the grill with a couple of sprays of oils - I had mine on top of a green salad - and a glass of wine. Mixing the hallomi with the jerk chicken gave a real mellow taste to balance the warm spicing of the jerk.
Last but not least with the goodies I made a little light dinner for my mother in law who was looking after our boys for the night - least I can do is feed her!!. Some baked chicken legs with some spicy chicken coating. I use some raw prawns and coating them in the seasoned flour mix before shallow frying them. We all agreed this was a winning combination.
As much as this was ideas to inspire feeding a crowd, all these meals also working as feeding the family. Grace foods are the UK number 1 Caribbean food and drink company and is celebrating its fifth annual Caribean Food Week from August 22nd to 29th. and this weekend (Friday 26th -27th August) if you are about get down Windrush Square in Brixton to try out some fantastic food and celebrate some amazing food and flavours