Thursday, 25 August 2016
Jamaican patties, with yam and green beans
Jamaican patties with yam and green beans.
I made GF pastry for these, which was extra crumbly, so they didn't seal very well, but they were delicious - I also made two versions, a beef one and a vegetarian one from aduki beans.
Yam is interesting, it was sticky when peeled, which I wasn't expecting, and I think I over-cooked it as it was quite dry.
Caribbean curry powder
1. Make the pastry by rubbing in the butter with the seasoned flour and turmeric mixture, add a little water to for the dough, chill for at least 30 minutes.
2. Boil aduki beans for about 40 minutes.
3. Make the filling - in coconut oil sweat down grated onion, garlic, carrot and red pepper. Add the curry powder, thyme and chili.
4. In another pan fry the minced beef.
5. Drain the beans, split veg mixture in two - mix one into the beef, and one into the beans. Add breadcrumbs and cook for a further 10 minutes. (I only put breadcrumbs in the beef mixture - the beans remained gluten free).
6. Peel yam, chop into pieces, sprtiz with lemon juice, shake on a little caribbean seasoning and roast - probably for about 45 minutes.
7. Roll pastry into circles, fill and seal using the prongs of a fork. Bake for 30 minutes-ish.
8. Steam beans.
Both versions were declared delicious.