55 Minutes
Jerk Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew with Rice and Peas

Jerk Sweet Potato & Black Bean Stew with Rice and Peas

A sweet potato, butternut squash, red pepper and black bean stew spiced with scotch bonnet chillis, allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg served with spicy coconut and aduki bean rice

How it's doneDirections

Step 1

  • half fill a large pan with water and boil
  • peel sweet potatoes , cut into cubes add to the pan
  • peel and chop the butternut squash into cube add to the pan cook for 10 mins

Step 2

 

  • Heat the olive oil in the frying pan.
  • Peel and chop the onion(s) finely, add to the frying pan cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • Wash and finely slice the spring onions add to the frying pan
  • Wash and slice the peppers into strips add to the frying pan

Step 3

 

  • Wash and finely chop the chilli add to the frying pan
    cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • Wash and remove the thyme leaves from their stalks
  • Add the herbs and spices to the frying pan
  • Set the oven to 180C 350F or gas mark 4

Step 4

  • Drain the butternut and sweet potato add to the frying pan cook for a minute or two
  • Add the tinned tomatoes
  • Add the sugar
  • Add the soy sauce to the frying pan mix together cook for a minute or two

Step 5

  • Drain the beans and wash in cold water add to the frying pan cook for a minute or two
  • Taste and season with salt and pepper if necessary
  • Empty the contents of the frying pan into a casserole dish place the stew in the oven cook for 20 mins

Step 6

  • while the stew is cooking
  • Add the stock cube to boiling water
  • Add the coconut cream to the stock
  • Drain and rinse the beans
  • Wash the rice

Step 7

  • Peel and chop the onion(s) finely add to the pan cook for 3 to 4 mins
  • Wash and finely slice the spring onions  add to the pan
  • Wash and finely chop the chilli add to the pan
  • Peel and crush the garlic using the garlic crusher or chop finely add to the pan cook for a minute or two

Step 8

  • Add the thyme, allspice, rice, sugar, salt and pepper add to the pan stir to mix the ingredients
  • Add the stock enough to cover the rice plus a couple of cms deep
  • Bring to the boil and boil for a few minutes turn down the heat cook gently  until rice is tender
  • Add the beans cook for a minute or two

Step 9

  • Place one serving of rice onto a plate
  • Add the stew serve immediately

What you needIngredients

Servings 2
Utensils
  • 1 large pan
  • 1 Chopping Board
  • 1 Large Knife
  • fish slice
  • 1 Garlic Crusher
  • casserole dish
  • Frying pan
stew
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1/2 butternut squash
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 onion
  • 1 bell pepper (red)
  • 1 tin tomatoes
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 sprig thyme
  • 2 spring onions
  • 1 fresh chilli(scotch bonnet)
  • 1/2 tsp sugar brown
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
rice and beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 grams rice (white)
  • 1 tin aduki beans(tin)
  • 250 ml coconut cream
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1 spring onions
  • 1 onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • black pepper to taste
  • salt to taste
  • 300 ml water (boiling)
  • 1/2 stock cube veg
  • 1/2 tsp sugar brown
  • 1 scotch bonnet

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