Adding tomatillos gives the variation of a traditional New Mexican chili a south of the border twist.
With the Bartels Harley-Davidson Chili Cook Off just a month or so away, I need to train up. This year I’m bringing Pickapeppa sauce into the mix (literally) with a Jamaican twist on chili.
This is just the baseline to test the concept. You could also just make it very quickly if you’re pressed for time.
Dave learns how to cook jerk pork…
Pork is an inexpensive, flavorful and versatile meat that lends itself to a variety of preparations. This marinated and stuffed tenderloin is glazed with a spicy cranberry-habanero jelly and served with an apple compote, garlicky mashed potatoes and sugar snap peas. Tenderloins are packaged in pairs; this recipe uses both tenderloins and requires advance preparation.
White chili is usually a chicken thing. I prefer pork, though, because pork.
The technique of soaking a food in a liquid to flavor–or in the case of meats, to tenderize the cut–was probably brought to the Caribbean by the Spanish. A marinade is easier to use than a paste, and when grilling your jerk meats, the marinade can also be used as a basting sauce. “In Jamaica,” notes food writer Robb Walsh, “like Texas barbecue, jerk is served on butcher paper and eaten with your hands.” Serve this version of jerk with a salad and grilled plantains.