Sunday Dinner January 12, 2019

On the Menu

 Jamaican Jerk Ribs

2 Racks


2 cups dark rum
4 tablespoons habanero chili powder
4 tablespoons dried chives
2 tablespoons dried onion flakes
2 tablespoons coarse sea salt
4 teaspoons ground coriander
4 teaspoons ground ginger
2 teaspoons thyme
2 teaspoons black pepper
2 teaspoons ground allspice
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
½ teaspoon ground cloves
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg


Remove silver from the backs of ribs. I use pliers to get a grip on one corner and pull hard to remove.

Place ribs in a nonreactive roasting pan.

Pour rum over ribs, turning a few times to coat evenly.

Cover and place in fridge, turning once every hour for 4 hours total.

Meanwhile combine all the spices in a blender or small food processor and pulse until you have a fine powder.

Divide jerk spice blend.

Drain ribs and pat dry with a paper towel.

Take one batch of jerk spice blend and rub into rib racks-both sides.

Wrap with plastic wrap and return to fridge for 1 hour.

Prepare grill for indirect grilling-use a drip pan if you don’t want a huge greasy mess to clean up.

Heat grill to medium.

Add chips and place ribs on hot grates over drip pan.

Close lid and allow ribs to smoke for 1 hour and 30 minutes. Allow for 15 minutes either way, depending on the size of each rack.

When done remove ribs to a platter.

Sprinkle the remaining jerk spice blend on ribs.

 Dirty Rice –  for the New Age

8 Servings

Traditionally Cajun dirty rice is made with chicken liver or gizzards.  We are going to take the dirt out of the rice and clean it up a little with ground turkey.


1 pound ground turkey/Vegertian

½ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon granulated onion

½ teaspoon crushed red chili peppers

½ teaspoon oregano

2 tablespoons grapeseed oil

1 cup onions, chopped

1 cup celery, chopped

½ cup bell pepper, chopped

8 garlic cloves, chopped

2 cups rice, rinsed, drained

1 tablespoon tomato paste

4 cups vegetable broth

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon thyme

½ – 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 bay leaves, large

¼ cup freshly chopped parsley


Place turkey in a bowl and season with salt, Worcestershire sauce, granulated garlic, onion, chili peppers and oregano, mix thoroughly, cover and refrigerate overnight.   

In a large heavy sauté pan or pot, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the turkey and cook, stirring, until the meat is browned.

Add the onions, celery, bell peppers, garlic, rice and tomato paste continue sautéing until all ingredients are well combined.   

Add the vegetable broth, salt, thyme, cayenne pepper and bay leaves; scrape the bottom of the pan to loosen any browned bits.

Bring to a boil, then lower the heat to the lowest setting and simmer for 16 minutes or according to the directions on the rice package.

Once cooking period has ended, remove pot from the heat and let rice sit covered 10 minutes. 

Remove bay leaves, add parsley and fluff with a fork prior to serving.

1 Vegetarians use (tvp) textured vegetable protein or vegetables crumbles

  New Age Greens
4 – 6 Serving
¼ cup olive oil
¼ – ½ teaspoon crushed red peppers
1 tablespoon chopped/minced garlic
2 pounds of greens (any greens), washed, cut into thin strips (chiffonade)
½ cup orange juice
1 teaspoon garlic, granulated/powder
1 teaspoon onion, granulated/powder
1 teaspoon sea salt
½ – 1 teaspoon pepper
Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over medium high heat. 
Add the crushed red chili peppers and sauté until peppers start to brown approximately 30 seconds.  Lower the heat to medium, add the chopped garlic and continue sautéing approximately 1 minute, do not let the garlic brown.  Add the greens, orange juice, granulated garlic, granulated onion, salt and pepper, mix until all ingredients are well incorporated.
Bring pan up to a boil, reduce heat to medium, cover and cook 15 – 30 minutes (depending on the greens), stirring occasionally. 
That is a sufficient amount of time for the greens to be done.  Taste for flavor and adjust seasoning accordingly.
  1. Onions and/or peppers (any variety or colors) can be sautéed with the garlic.
  2. Any type of mushroom can also be added to the sauté prior to adding the greens.
  3. Dried herbs i.e. oregano, rosemary, thyme, etc can be added for additional flavor.
  4. Seasoning blends i.e. curry powder, Italian seasoning, garam masala, etc., for added flavor.
  5. ½ teaspoon liquid smoke1, hot sauce and vinegar can be added along with the juice.
Note:  When you’re dealing with bitter or pungent greens use sweet vegetables or fruit to sweeten the pot, red bell peppers, grated carrots, apple juice or pineapple juice. Caramelized (sautéed until golden brown) onions are very sweet and goes well with bitter greens caramelized tomatoes will work also.
Soulful EatingAngelique and Joyce

1 Liquid smoke if you use too much will make your food bitter so be careful. 

Crazy Corn for the New Age

4 – 6 Servings
4 ears of corn, kernels removed from cob
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 medium red onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1 small red bell pepper, chopped
1 large jalapeno pepper, seeded, chopped
½ teaspoon sea salt
1 teaspoon granulated garlic
1 teaspoon granulated onion
½ teaspoon black pepper
Heat oil in a sauce pan; add onions, garlic, peppers and sea salt.  Saute on medium heat for 3 minutes.
Add corn and remaining ingredients, saute until all ingredients are thoroughly combined.
Cover and cook for 10 – 13 minutes.  Remove from heat and let pan remained covered.



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