In case you’re acquainted with what we name ‘chow’ within the southern Caribbean, you’ll see the identical primary rules used on this recipe. “Chow’ is mainly a kind of spicy pickle, often constructed from a tart fruit like mango, plum, pineapple and when these fruits will not be in season cucumber can be used. It’s alleged to have natural, garlic and scorching pepper parts to essentially attraction to the style buds.
On this recipe we’ll deal with two important ingredient.. sliced oranges and diced pineapple chunks!
1 cup cubed pineapple
pinch sea salt
pinch black pepper
1 clove garlic (crushed)
1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper
* In case you’re utilizing canned pineapple, fell free to toss in about 2 tablespoon of the juice it’s packed in. The extra this marinates, the stronger the flavors shall be. Keep in mind to all the time undergo the record of components if making this gluten free to make sure it meets together with your particular gluten free dietary wants.
Peel the oranges and slice them into 1/4 inch slices… I used seedless oranges so be conscious of the seeds in case your oranges comprise seeds. You should use any of your favourite citrus if you wish to be a bit inventive.
In my case I used contemporary pineapple as I attempt to avoid canned meals as a lot as I can. The sodium and preservatives that’s often added is one thing I do know my physique simply doesn’t want.. plus contemporary pineapples are available and comparatively low-cost. Peel, take away the core and cube into small pieces- see my word above about utilizing canned pineapple.
Crush the garlic, and finely chop the cilantro (within the Caribbean we’d use shado beni aka Culantro) and scotch bonnet pepper.
It’s now time to assemble the whole lot.. place in a deep bowl and mix all of the components. Keep in mind to put on gloves when dealing with scotch bonnet peppers, wash your fingers instantly after with cleaning soap and water and don’t use any of the seeds should you’re involved concerning the uncooked warmth. I like utilizing contemporary floor black pepper and sea salt, however use what you could have.. no have to exit and purchase sea salt.
Enable the whole lot to marinate within the fridge for an hour or so for finest outcomes.. you too can add some diced cucumber and drizzle on a bit honey to steadiness off the warmth if it’s a priority of yours. Do I want a dressing for this? Nah.. it is a depraved salad all on it’s personal.