Monday, July 18, 2011

Chicken, Shrimp and Rice Stew

Chicken, Shrimp and Rice Stew
 2T fresh oregano leaves
2T fresh thyme leaves
4 garlic cloves sliced thin
6 boneless chicken thighs, cubed in 1” pieces
2 slices fruit wood smoked thick cut bacon, cut in 1” pieces
5T olive oil
1 scotch bonnet pepper
1 large onion, minced
1 red pepper, chopped
1 yellow pepper, chopped
1 cup fresh tomatoes, chopped
½ cup grated coconut, toasted….don’t use the sweetened kind
1 cup white wine
2 cups long grain white rice
4 cups GF chicken stock
Freshly ground black pepper
1 cup fresh or frozen cooked green peas
1 lb. wild ocean caught shrimp, U-15 size work best, peeled and deveined
Juice of 1 lime

Marinate the chicken with thyme, oregano and garlic.
Set aside.
In a large heavy skillet on medium heat, heat the oil and saute the chicken to brown on all sides.
Set Aside
Add the bacon and saute until browned.
Add the onions, peppers, hot pepper and stir for a few minutes to cook through.
Add the tomatoes.
Add the rice and coconut and stir to coat with vegetables. Add the wine and cook for a few minutes to cook away half the liquid.
Add the chicken stock and freshly ground pepper to taste. bring to a boil and cover and cook over low heat for 20 minutes
Remove the cover and stir in the shrimp, peas and lime juice.
Cover and cook for 6-8 minutes more.
Season to taste with sea salt, and serve immediately

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