Pelau is a beloved Caribbean and West Indian dish that combines rice and pigeon peas with succulent chicken and an array of flavorful ingredients. This hearty and aromatic one-pot meal is perfect for sharing with friends and family, and it captures the essence of Caribbean culinary traditions.
As mentioned in the Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin post, I recently got hold of some well-priced pork tenderloin and decided to create a couple of Caribbean dishes. This island style dish is very easy to make (15 minutes) and provides that sweet, rich and fruity flavours which are synonymous with Caribbean cuisine.
I recently got my hands on some well-priced pork tenderloin and decided to go with some Caribbean cuisine. One thing about Caribbean cooking I love, is the abundant flavours and spiciness associated with the dishes. Apparently this dish was created by runaway slaves as a means of preserving meats without proper refrigeration.
This dish has a strong Caribbean slant with pork loin chops rubbed with a jerk marinade seasoning and served with sourdough coco bread.
“Rabo Encendido” roughly translates to “Tail on Fire”. This is a bit deceiving as there are no chillies or even pepper in this Cuban oxtail stew ( traditional Cuban dishes aren’t hot). Feel free to add hot sauce if you want a bit of a kick.
When you think of Jamaica you think of relaxed island vibes, rum cocktails and food flavoured with chilli, all spice and thyme. This inspired me to try the quintessential Jamaican dishes of Jerk Chicken with Rice and Peas for this week’s Jamaican date night.