Jerk Spiced Paneer

All spice is an important ingredient in the Jerk spice mix and this one spice eluded me for long until I decided I had to make the jerk spiced chicken..err paneer for my family..

I loved the taste even when DH had the standard look on his face while eating it - sometimes he eats new dishes as if he eats them daily, when I prod about taste or some feedback , he will say "yes nice, but nothing unusual".  I dont always believe those words because these words pop out whenever he is distracted either due to work or some sports event on TV..anyway...let me not digress any further ...let us go back to the beautiful carribean islands

200 gm fresh paneer / chicken
1 sprig green onions finely chopped
2 tspn ginger paste
2 tspn garlic paste
2 red chillies (smaller thicker one's scotch bonnet)
1 tspn dried thyme
1 tspn soy sauce
1 tspn brown sugar
1 tspn all spice powder
1 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp vegetable oil
salt to taste

1)  Cut the paneer pieces in about 3-4 inches in length and 1/2 inch in width.
2) Add all the ingredients except oil and mix it well
3) Place the paneer pieces in it and let it sit for 30 min 
4) You can grill these or barbeque if you have it. I have grilled them in a hot oven - I have rotiserrie option so I used that in my oven.
5) Brush it with oil at regular intervals.

Serve this hot with masala green peas jamaican rice.

To serve a complete carribean meal visit here


Really liked this recipe. Should try it.
Srivalli said…
LOL on your hubby's expressions..maybe all blogger's spouse behave like if all the new dishes they eat are everyday affair!..I am sure I am going to love this paneer..will try it sometime..
Chef Mireille said…
allspice is really what differentiates Jamaican from other caribbean cooking - they use it a lot - although Jerk usually has a bit more spices especially nutmeg this is a good version
Kalyani said…
=yummmmm ! bookmarking :-))
Usha said…
Even my husband is like that. He doesn't give the feedback I am looking for. That really annoys me. Anyways, vegetarian jerk chicken/paneer looks colorful and tasty
Padmajha said…
Agree with you Pradnya. Hubby never gives the reaction I want when I am trying out something new! And this is such a tasty dish! My kids will love it!
Hubby's expression, i don't want to start about that!!! These cutie paneer looks tempting though!! :)
Foodiliciousnan said…
I was quite excited too when my parents bought me allspice from their US trip last year. The jerk mix sounds good. This must be an interesting variation of our tandoori paneer
Pavani said…
Wow, that is such a flavor packed paneer dish. Looks awesome.
The jerk spice sounds very interesting.

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