Where I live BBQ means grilled pork! I thought that a bit of chicken was needed to lift up a bit the flavours.
I decided then to prepare some jerk chichen for the 1st May BBQ! Real jerk would have knocked down a few people so I prepared my version of the jerk marinade after reading a recipe on one of the many cookery books I own.
Here it is my jerk chicken recipe:
• 16 chicken drumsticks
• 6 large spring onions roughly chopped
• 2 cloves of garlic
• 7 cm ginger, peeled and roughly chopped
• 1 pinch of hot chilli powder ( to taste)
• 1 tsp dry thyme
• 1 little bunch of fresh dill, chervil, and tarragon
• 1 tsp allspice
• 1/4 tsp cinnamon
• 1/4 tsp cloves powder
• 6 tbsps white wine vinegar
• 4 tbsps soy sauce
• 5-6 tbsps sunflower oil
Put all the ingredients - except for the chicken, in a mixer and mix till you get a thick and dense marinade.
Put the chicken drumsticks in a tray and pour over the marinade, making sure that all the pieces are covered.
Refrigerate for 24 hours and then cook on the grill for 30 minutes turning and basting with the marinade.
As we were grilling for 23 people there was no space for the chicken on the barbecue so I cooked it under the oven grill at the highest setting for just less then an hour, turning the pieces several times.
We had a great chicken dish, tasty and not too hot.