Able to get again within the kitchen? The Information is relaunching its Residence Cook dinner Liverpool collection for 2021.
This time, we’ll be specializing in a distinct chef every week and asking for his or her favorite dish which you’ll attempt at residence, together with their prime culinary ideas.
You possibly can take a look at our earlier Residence Cook dinner Liverpool recipes with over 55 of them included right here.
Beginning us off this time is Felicia Zenko…
Felicia Zenko has been a chef for greater than 15 years, working in and round Liverpool metropolis centre.
“I’ve labored in lots of locations in Liverpool, most lately in Ma Boyles – earlier than I headed off to Gran Canaria for a yr, the place I labored in a Norwegian restaurant – and from final yr, Inside No 4 in Crosby,” says Felicia.
Lockdown and restrictions have meant there have been occasions the eating places she was working in have been pressured to shut however, ever inventive, Felicia determined to prepare dinner up a brand new enterprise of her personal!
With ‘The Scouse Chef’, (@the_scouse_chef_) Felicia, 32, who’s based mostly in Bootle, has been busy creating a variety of meals from Sunday roasts to curries, beautiful seafood dishes, brill breakfasts and buffets, for supply or assortment.
“I prepare dinner all various kinds of meals, largely Jamaican and Nigerian,” she provides. “My favorite dish to prepare dinner is Jerk Rooster, with a marinated jerk rub, candy potato or coconut rice and greens.
“And it’s a superb one for anybody to attempt at residence too.
“I see cooking as an escape, particularly within the laborious occasions now we have been by way of, and folks can begin with simple recipes then work their approach to tougher ones. I discover that the extra you prepare dinner, the extra you take pleasure in it.”
Felicia has shared her favorite Jerk Rooster recipe together with an easy-to-make however tasty dressing.
Jamaican Jerk Rooster
Jerk hen seasoning
1 tsp all-purpose seasoning
1 tsp floor all spice
1 tsp combined herbs
1 tsp salt
1 tsp floor black pepper
6 hen drumsticks
Combine collectively the seasoning spices and herbs, then rub the six hen drum sticks with seasoning.
Go away to marinate over night time and dry bake (no oil) uncovered within the oven (180 levels for 25 minutes) or on a BBQ till cooked completely by way of.
Serve with rice and greens.
“It is a easy, however so tasty, dressing that can be utilized on meat and hen – however goes nice on burgers.”
100g bbq sauce
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp white pepper
6 rashers of smoked again bacon
Grill the bacon till it’s crispy, then depart it to chill.
Add all of the components to a meals blender and whizz till it’s a clean sauce.
Felicia’s prime ideas:
* With the Jerk Rooster ‘wash’ the hen (or meat for those who used meat) in lime juice. This tenderises the poultry and meat whereas killing any micro organism which can be on it.
* Additionally with the Jerk Rooster, you possibly can put 2 tablespoons of double cream into the jerk sauce. This will increase the thickness and flavour of the sauce, whereas additionally reducing the extent of spiciness (for anybody who doesn’t like meals too Spicy).
* All the time attempt to use contemporary produce for a greater style.
* By no means rush. All the time take your time whereas cooking – and this additionally applies with chopping, let your knife do the work.
* In case you’re cooking a sauce or gravy, use the water out of your veg as a inventory for additional flavour.