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Any Nigerians around who know about Jollof rice and Jerk chicken

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LaurieFairyCake Thu 13-Jul-17 07:54:06

We're having 20 people over for food. For some of them I have to make jollof rice/jerk chicken


1. Can I make this in advance?
2. Can it be eaten cold ? The rest of the food is whatever M and S sells to be opened on the table and not cooked at all
3. I don't eat chicken. For ethical reasons I will only buy free range/organic from the local butchers - it's very expensive. Do I need to buy more than one piece per person - is jerk chicken eaten casually ie. lots of it ? Or is it ok for one piece each and plenty of other cheaper stuff?

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MrsSchadenfreude Thu 13-Jul-17 07:58:01

Jerk is Jamaican, not Nigerian! I would say a leg each would be fine. But if you want an authentic Nigerian meal, why don't you make Suya with the jollof rice? Or groundnut Stew?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 13-Jul-17 08:09:26

Because they're Londoners/Ghanaian/Nigerians/possibly 1 is Caribbean? grin

They eat masses of chicken at team meals, they go out at lunchtime to buy from the cheap chicken shops.

I kind of have to make a chickeny thing to go with it

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SillyMoomin Thu 13-Jul-17 08:10:26

As ^^ you're mixing up your countries hmm

You could do a Nigerian chicken stew to go with the Jollof if you want?, or suya as mentioned is yum!!

Goat is lovely too, good flavour, could make a big pot of it, then people can help themselves?

LaurieFairyCake Thu 13-Jul-17 08:10:48

I've googled Suya and the Jamie Oliver recipe says not too tricky - is it nice?

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SillyMoomin Thu 13-Jul-17 08:11:41

Delicious!!! And can be eaten just wandering around biting it off the stick.

LaurieFairyCake Thu 13-Jul-17 08:12:54

Have either of you made the Jamie Oliver recipe?

I'm quite keen on this suya thing - because if it's beef and there's leftovers I will eat it - I wouldn't eat goat or chicken envy

I hate wastage

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LaurieFairyCake Thu 13-Jul-17 08:13:36


You folk are fab!

Suya it IS

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chipmonkey Thu 13-Jul-17 08:17:44 Here it looks like the jollof rice should be served warm. Jerk chicken is definitely served warm.

Niceteeth Thu 13-Jul-17 08:27:48

Jollof chicken should definitely be served warm. Best not to go with chicken as people will generally want more than one!

bluesunshine Tue 05-Sep-17 11:01:31

Hi Laurie, did your jollof rice and jerk chicken turn out nice?

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