National Caribbean Week with Aldi | Jerk Haddock and Jollof Rice

Tuesday, August 21

When Aldi asked me to share a recipe for national Caribbean week the first thing that came to mind was Jerk seasoning. It's characteristically Jamaican and therefore perfect for celebrating National Caribbean week. You could always look for pre-made jerk seasoning in the shop but for this recipe I made my own to season my Haddock. If you don't like fish this would also work just as well with chicken.

For the jerk seasoning you will need:

2 table spoons of ground cinnamon                2 tablespoons of plain flour 
2 table spoons of ground black pepper           2 table spoons of dried thyme
2 table spoons of ground allspice                     2 table spoons of paprika
2 table spoons of plain flour                              2 tea spoons of ground nutmeg
You will also need:

2 haddock fillets                                    3 table spoons of olive oil
150g of brown rice                                 1 small red onion
1 small red pepper                                 100g of tomatoes
5g of fresh ginger                                   1 red chilli

Firstly mix all your jerk ingredients in a bowl and preheat the oven to 180 °C. Put the two haddock fillets on a baking tray (something underneath like tin foil or baking paper would be useful to stop them from sticking) and coat with just over one tablespoon of jerk seasoning on each fillet. Pour over the same amount of oil and rub the seasoning into the fish. 

Bake in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes but if your fish is quite thin be careful to keep an eye on it or it will dry out. 

Meanwhile make the jollof rice. Cook the rice using the packet instructions (or just buy pre-cooked rice in Aldi because it is super cheap) and prep the veg. Cut the onion, pepper, tomatoes, ginger and chilli as finely as you can. Once the rice is cooked mixed it altogether with a table spoon of oil and salt to season. 

And that's it - you're ready to plate up. This is a perfectly simply weekday meal and as a bonus you should have plenty jerk seasoning left to cook this dish again or experiment with different meats. 

I was kindly gifted vouchers to these buy products from
Aldi but love of experimenting with flavours is all my own.

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