For those who grew up within the Caribbean, particularly the Southern Caribbean, “Chow” would have been a key a part of your childhood expertise. A spicy pickle loaded with Garlic and Citrus juice, together with Scotch Bonnet Peppers. Normally half-ripe mango is the important thing ingredient, however we use nearly any fruit we will discover and when all fails, we even use cucumber. With a superb batch of contemporary strawberries from my backyard (watch the video) and since they have been a bit tart, I assumed I’d rock a fast chow.
– 2 lbs strawberries (inexperienced and pink combine)
– 1 clove garlic
– 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
– 1/2 orange (juice)
– 1/2 medium pink onion (sliced skinny)
– 1 scotch bonnet pepper (crush or sliced skinny)
– 2 tablespoon cilantro
– 1/2 lime (juice)
Necessary: If doing this recipe Gluten Free, please undergo the complete listing of elements to ensure they meet along with your particular gluten free dietary wants. You’ll want to wash your palms instantly after dealing with such sizzling peppers as Scotch Bonnets. I added some tomato to the chow (yellow cherry) however that’s completely elective.
Since it is a fairly fundamental recipe I didn’t take the same old step-by-step pics you usually get. Nonetheless there’s the video under you possibly can observe together with.
Wash and trim your strawberries. If they’re massive you possibly can reduce them in 1/2 if you want and in case you choose to take away the stems, by all means achieve this.
Crush the garlic with the salt and juice of the orange.
It’s now time to assemble. Place the ready strawberries into a big bow, prime with the garlic puree, then add the thinly sliced onion, adopted by thinly sliced Scotch Bonnet Peppers. Keep in mind you possibly can miss the seeds in case you’re overly involved concerning the uncooked warmth and you might also crush the scotch bonnet together with the garlic if you want. I like leaving it sliced thinly as one can establish the pepper and keep away from if crucial.
Add the cilantro (we’d usually use Shado Beni on the islands) together with the lime juice and provides all of it a superb combine. Place within the fridge to marinate for half-hour, then get pleasure from. Greatest loved with grownup drinks (Smile). Be at liberty so as to add some freshly floor black pepper in case you wished.
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