what else are you supposed to do?
I had a couple of days off work last week and as usual… I found myself cooking like a mad person. Kind of silly in some ways since I don’t have anyone to feed this food to. But that’s not true… I usually bring whatever I make into work and feed my co workers. One has dubbed me “the food wife”.
I got myself a copy of Caribbean Food Made Easy with Levi Roots. I’ve been craving the Jamaican food available in Toronto. I used to work around the corner from Patty King in Kensington Market. Trini doubles, mango cake and warm beef patties. I bought back some jerk seasoning the last time I was in Canada and it was a big hit when I used it to marinate pork and chicken for the barbeque.
I was rummaging in the freezer and found a package of mince beef. Of course I took it as a sign that it was time to make some beef patties.
The dough was pretty easy to make. Just a simple pate brisee with turmeric. I was short on all purpose flour, so I used some rye flour. It gave the dough a bit of a crunch which wasn’t all so bad. I need to get some more curry powder. The filling could’ve used a bit more chilli as well. But overall, the results were fantastic. My co workers also appreciated it. In fact, we’re gonna start selling something similar at the shop. (^_^)
I’m gonna roll the pastry a bit thinner next time.
I had promised a friend a while back that I would make her char siu. I used a marinate from a jar. Let’s be honest, I’m not going to make EVERYTHING from scratch. I did, however, follow the instructions to roasting it from a cookbook I’ve got. I wasn’t sure how it was gonna turn out but it turned out great. I think I’ll be making char siu like this every time from now on. I think the picture is better at explaining what I did.