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Lohi’s Chicken Suya sandwich

Hi Guys!, for today’s post, the lovely Lohi from Lohiscreations is taking over JustPatience. Her blog has the most tantalizing, saliva inducing exotic cuisine. I am not kidding!, you can head over to her home and see it for yourselves. Here she is, hope you enjoy her post.

This is a recipe for a sandwich that is very simple to make but tastes better than
any grilled chicken sandwich I have ever bought. What makes it different is the
suya spice that I add to the marinade. It brings out an amazing flavor in the
chicken and adds a nice spicy flavor to the meal! This is a very simple recipe but
such a play on flavors in your mouth! Enjoy!


Ingredients:

1 Sandwich bread – (Your favorite kind, It doesn’t really matter)
2 boneless chicken breasts
1 teaspoon suya spice
(To make suya spice):
Blend – 2 tablespoon Roasted peanuts. ½tsp Pepper, pinch Salt, ½ tsp
Paprika, ¼ tsp Curry, onion powder, garlic, and ginger powder
1 tablespoon garlic mayonnaise
Lettuce
Tomatoes
Onions
Cheddar or mozzarella cheese
Salt and black pepper to taste

– In a bowl, marinate the chicken breast with salt, black pepper and add suya
spice. Using your hands, rub the spice mixture well into the chicken and
allow to rest for 20 minutes covered at room temperature.

– Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees and grill the chicken for 30-45 minutes,
turning once half way through to ensure both sides are cooked and
browned.

– Cut the bread open and stack the sandwich up however way you prefer.
Toast for 1 minute if you like a toasted sandwich, voila!



Food

Bucket List Spotlight: Jade Mountain St Lucia

I discovered this Paradise on earth, Jade Mountain Resort when I was searching for nice Caribbean vacation spots. It’s located on the Caribbean island of St. Lucia and was awarded AAA Five-Diamond and has made the top of many “Best Caribbean Vacation” lists. The place is breathtaking with great architectural designs and gorgeous views of the Pitons. You can view more images on their website here. It’s way out of my price range so I decided to bookmark it to my bucket list of places I’d like to visit. For now, I guess I just have to do with admiring it in pictures….and dream on.


Infinity Pool St Lucia
Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain

 Best St Lucia Vacation

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Oxtail Stew




I took some time out of my semi-busy schedule to whip dinner for me and my guy. It consists of staples from Zimbabwe; okra, sadza and oxtail stew. The later is considered a delicacy there and somewhat here (it’s a bit pricy). Oxtail stew is one of my all time favorite; growing up my mom used to ma e it all the time, when I see the word hearty, it is what comes to mind for me.

If you love trying ethnic foods here is a great recipe from the NY Times. I used my very own which is hard to share since I don’t do measurements, after making it for so many years it’s so intuitive. If anyone wants to try my recipe, let me know in the comments and I will retrace my steps and share.

Oxtail Stew Recipe.

1.Boil the oxtail until tender (everyone has their own tender pref I pref not too tender)
2.After all the water evaporates, add 3tblespoon oil, spices of choice. I use paprika, black pepper.
3.Saute until golden brown.
4.Add onions, peppers of choice (green/red) and saute until onions are done
5.Add tomatoes and let it simmer at low heat until all the tomatoes are cooked.
6.Add some water(a cup) and beef stew mix (from walmart)
7.Continue to simmer on low heat.
8.I usually also add fresh basil during the last simmer.