Jerk Chicken with Pineapple salsa
750 gm chicken thighs 6 Habanero peppers 6 scallions, roughly chopped 2- inch fresh ginger, roughly chopped 6 garlic cloves 2 tbsp thyme 1 tbsp ground allspice 1 tsp nutmeg, freshly grated 2 tbsp dark brown sugar ½ cup soy sauce 2 tbsp lemon zest and ¼ cup juice of 2 lemons ¼ cup olive oil 2 tsp black pepper, or to taste 1 tbsp salt, or to taste 2 tbsp allspice 2 tbsp butter
For the pineapple salsa:
100 gm pineapple, fresh 1 green chilli 1 tsp red chilli powder 2 tbsp lemon juice
For the salsa, chop up the pineapple and place in a bowl. Mix with the rest of the ingredients and set aside till ready to serve. Combine the peppers, scallions, ginger, garlic, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, brown sugar, soy sauce, allspice, lemon zest and juice, olive oil, black pepper and salt in a food processor or a blender. Blend until a smooth purée is formed, about one minute. Place chicken in a big bowl or in a zip lock bag and mix until thoroughly coated with the marinade. Fill the bag with ½ cup water and refrigerate for at least 10 hours or up to one day. Preheat oven to 200° C and grease the baking dish. Lay the chicken pieces into the dish and drizzle the marinade on top. Place in the middle rack of the oven for about 45 minutes, until the chicken is well done. Finish by searing the chicken in a non- stick pan with butter, 2 minutes each side. Place chicken on a serving plate, drizzle over with leftover juice from the baking dish, and serve with pineapple salsa.
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