Jamaican Food: Curry Lobster, Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles

By: Denise N. Fyffe.
Copyright © 2013, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe

I am a lover of good food; but especially Chinese food. In Jamaica we are blessed to have a diverse cultural mix and Chinese restaurants in every town. This evening I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy some Jamaican Chinese Food from Yaos Restaurant in Liguanea. I had Curry Lobster tail and Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles.

I was surely not disappointed, as the contrasting sweet and peppery tastes had me devouring this exquisite Jamaican Chinese cuisine to its natural ending…in my tummy.

Below I have shared the recipe and pictures of these lovely dishes.

Sweet and Sour Pork Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 1/2 cup (70g) cornflour
  2. 1/3 cup (50g) plain flour
  3. 1 tsp salt
  4. 2 eggs
  5. 2 tbs water
  6. 500g pork scotch fillet, cut into 1.5cm pieces
  7. Oil, to fry
  8. Steamed rice, shallots and coriander leaves, to serve

Sweet & sour sauce

  1. 1 tbs oil
  2. 1 green capsicum, chopped
  3. 1 carrot, sliced
  4. 1 garlic clove, crushed
  5. 1/2 cup (115g) caster sugar
  6. 1/2 cup (125ml) white vinegar
  7. 1 tbs soy sauce
  8. 2 tbs cornflour
  9. 425g can pineapple pieces in natural juices, drained

For the sauce, heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Add the capsicum, carrot and garlic and cook for 3 minutes. Stir in the sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and 1 cup (250ml) water until sugar dissolves. Combine the cornflour and 2 tbs water. Add to the pan and whisk until it comes to the boil. Simmer for 2 minutes. Stir in the pineapple. Set aside.

Combine the cornflour, plain flour, salt, eggs and 2 tbs water. Coat half the pork in the batter. Carefully deep fry in hot oil for 3-4 minutes until golden. Repeat.

Combine pork and sauce.

Curry Lobster Recipe

Ingredients

  1. 2 onions
  2. 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
  3. 45 ml (3 tablespoons) olive oil
  4. 10 ml (2 teaspoons) medium curry powder
  5. 60 ml (1/4 cup) unsweetened shredded coconut
  6. 250 ml (1 cup) coconut milk
  7. 4 lobsters, cooked, peeled and the meat cut into chunks
  8. Salt and pepper

In a food processor, purée the onion and garlic. In a skillet, soften the onion and garlic purée in the olive oil. Add the spices, coconut and cook for 1 minute. Add the coconut milk and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the lobster meat and heat thoroughly. Adjust the seasoning.

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