Dating a trinidadian
At the Mexico City Olympics 1968 with Errol Stewart the on the lead off leg, Michael Fray, on second, Clifton Forbes on third leg and Lennox Miller on the anchor they equalled the world record the 4x100 meters in 38.6 and went on to set thenew world of 38.39 in the semi final.
Jamaica thus became the first country to go sub 39 sec, the first team gain that feat.
During the early years of our marriage, Tom was definitely not as forthcoming with his curry secrets.
Even more specifically, my husband Tom’s Trinidadian chicken curry. There are as many different versions of curry in Trinidad as there are individual cooks in those islands. Each one has his or her own method, and some guard their secrets so closely that they’ll season their meat the night before, far from prying eyes, and then feign a hearing impediment the next day, when asked for their recipe.
The curry that Tom buys there is a strong blend that doesn’t contain much turmeric. Once the pot is almost dry again, add enough water to help create a sauce, and continue simmering the chicken. The hardest part is over, and now you just cook the chicken until it’s done. I have to say that I was never a big fan of curry, but Tom’s cooking has converted me.
And now, before my husband changes his mind and decides to become secretive again about his recipe, here it is in all its glory.
If we include offspring of Jamaican immigrants, in the last 4 Olympic 100-meter men's finals, a Jamaican has won three of those races, and broken the world record (Ben Johnson-Canada, 1988; Linford Christie-England, 1992; Donovan Bailey- Canada, 1996). Jamaica has the prestigious honor of having the most success per capita of any country world in track and field.
Cook half-covered for about 5 minutes, then stir everything in the pot, checking for burning. If the chicken seems to be burning, turn down the heat and add 2 cups of water, mix together and allow to cook.
Believe me, it makes the finished dish so flavorful. The cooking of the curry is, for me, the trickiest part of the dish, so I assembled this little collage so you’ll know what to expect if you do try to make this.
And we add turmeric (the yellow powder above) to Trinidadian curry, both for its subtle flavor and for color. Only when the curry has cooked down to a thick, gritty paste do you throw in the seasoned meat. You’ll notice some liquid in there, and you want to cook that down. If it’s too bland, just continue reducing the sauce. You can try adding coconut milk to round it out, and end up with a different version that’s still really, really good.
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