Tuesday, January 22, 2008
Jamaican Beef Pies*
After giving dinner a a great deal of thought, trying to keep in step with this week's pie theme, we decided to bend the rules a bit.
We decided to make some meat pies...
So, we pulled out the beer and the Jamaican Rum (Holla!) and got to cookin' some grub as if we were on the beaches of Negril, as opposed to our cold-ass kitchen.
Above, I rolled out the pastry, which is very similar to the pastry of your traditional pie. Though, it does contain quite a bit more flour.
Then, using an ugly, little bowl, I cut out circles of pastry...which would soon be stuffed with tasty, tasty beef.
addROC stuffed those bad boys, and then sealed them shut with egg and rum...and into the lovin' heat of the oven they went. And, then, after some minor dripping, we removed our tasty Jamaican Meat Pies* from the oven...
Then, we placed a lovely veggie and ranch appetizer on the table for pre-dinner nibbles.
And, for the final plating, addROC mixed up some of his famous bean salad, grabbed our meat pies* and we went to town...
SOOOOOOO delicious. The spices in the meat filling were fragrant and tasty.
It was a new kind of pie, and it got me thinkin' that I should branch out more often.
In conclusion to today's post, I would like to remind you all that:
TOMORROW is National Pie Day.
We will have some special pies to post from our kitchen, and we hope to see your contributions as well!
Send us a photo of the pie you've made (it can be sweet OR savory) with a brief description and we will include it in tomorrow's post.
All entries should be sent to: thebrooklynnester (at) gmail (dot) com
Have a great time baking (and eating) your pie! I look forward to seeing your entries!
*These "pies" are typically called "Jamaican Beef Patties." But, for the sake of pie week, I am taking the liberty of calling them pies. If you have objections to this slight substitution, I apologize, but, in actuality, they are little pies! Extremely delicious little pies!