Tuesday, January 8, 2013


         My apology for not publishing anything since  all about "NUTS".
       Hoping all my readers have the best of everything in 2013!

          It is winter and to most that means  CHILIS, SOUPS, and STEWS!!  Something to
          warm our bodies, whether you work, have skis, a snowmobile, or are doing any
           outside activity.
          This STEW  will make you feel like you are on the island of Jamaica [in spirit]
          and you'll be  saying "YAH MON !" before your second bite.
          Add JALAPENO-style CORN BREAD for a weeknight supper[dinner].YUM!

                                                       JAMAICAN  STEW
                    1 cup uncooked long grain rice--prepared according to package directions.
                                                                      omitting salt and fat. Keep warm.
                    2 teaspoon olive oil--heat oil in skillet over medium high heat.
                    1 cup chopped onion
                    1 garlic clove, minced--add onion and garlic to oil and saute till tender.
                    1 pound of boneless, skinless chicken, cut into bite sized pieces
                    1 teaspoon curry powder
                    1 teaspoon dried thyme
                    1/2 teaspoon ground  allspice
                    1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper----combine chicken and next 5 ingredients.
                                                                             Add this mixture  to skillet and saute
                                                                              for 4 minutes.
                     1/2 cup dry red wine
                     2 Tablespoons capers
                     1 [15 ounce] can of black beans, rinsed and drained,
                     1 [14 . 5  ounce] can diced tomatoes, undrained----stir in wine, beans, capers,
                                                                                 tomatoes. Cover, reduce heat and simmer
                                                                                 10 minutes or until chicken is tender.
                      Spoon rice into individual bowls. Ladle the stew over rice.
                      Garnish with sprigs of cilantro if desired
                      1 1/2 cups  stew and 3/4 cup rice. This makes 4 servings

               This is delicious. Not an ordinary chicken stew, one you will want to make again!!
               Leave me your comments, I'll be anxious to read them. Thank you.

              That is all for today, friend,  this is Jenny..



  1. yum...jamaican stew sounds really good....i love a good stew this time of year...to warm the bones....and the tastes...printing this one out for T to try...

  2. Sounds good!! Thanks for sharing it!!

  3. Is this real spicy? I'm not a real spice-lover, although my husband is (that's why he married me!) Ha ha!

    1. I like spicy.....but this isn't real spicy. You could omit the crushed red pepper flakes, of coarse he can add more spice to his dish[red pepper or even red pepper flakes]

    2. 1 serving has 465 calories. The rice adds calories.

  4. And black beans....thought you didn't like those? It does sound delicious!

  5. I do not like eating black beans as a side dish, but when they are included in a soup, stew or another dish, I will eat them. Beans are a good source of fiber.It is a new year , Eva......trying to eat better!

  6. This looks fantastic, will try it out!