Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail

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JakerDog
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Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Mon, 02/11/08 3:53 PM
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When I worked in New Brunswick there was a really good Jamaican resturant named the Green Grotto, with take out patties next door in the Jamaican Delight. It was so good. Any other place to recommend in the NJ area? I would also be interested in any recommendations for making it at home, although I am intimidated.

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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Mon, 02/11/08 4:06 PM
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Make it over to Brooklyn, Nostrand, Kingston, Berdford Aves, mon.

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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Mon, 02/11/08 4:17 PM
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Jamaican Beef Patties
Ingredients
Pastry:
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 tablespoon curry powder
1/4 cup solid shortening
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) margarine
1/3 cup cold water

Meat filling:
2 tablespoon margarine
1 small white onion, finely chopped
1/4 teaspoon chopped Scotch bonnet pepper
1/2 pound lean ground beef
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon curry powder
1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice berries
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/4 cup beef or chicken stock
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup water


Instructions
Prepare the pastry:
Sift the flour, curry powder and salt into a large bowl. Cut in the shortening and margarine until crumbly. Add the cold water to make a stiff dough. Lightly flour a wooden cutting board and roll out the dough until about 1/8-inch thick. Cut out 8-inch circles. Cover with wax paper or damp cloth until ready to use. You can place the dough in the refrigerator overnight. If you do refrigerate, remove the dough at least 15 minutes before using.

Prepare the filling:
In a heavy skillet, melt the margarine and saute the onion and Scotch bonnet pepper until they become limp. Add the ground beef, salt, pepper, curry powder and thyme and mix well. Brown the meat for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the breadcrumbs and stock and combine all the ingredients well. Cover the skillet and simmer for about 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. When all the liquids have been absorbed, the filling is ready. It should be moist but not watery. Remove the skillet from the stove and preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Prepare the patties:
Uncover the dough circles and place 2 to 3 tablespoons of filling on half of each. Moisten the edges of the dough with water and fold the dough circle over the meat filling. Pinch the edges closed with a fork. Lightly brush the pastry with a mixture of the egg and water. Bake on a lightly greased baking sheet for 30 to 40 minutes or until the pastry are golden brown.

Yield: 10 patties


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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Tue, 02/12/08 5:05 PM
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when i lived in Bloomfield NJ 4 years ago there was a terrific jamaican restaurant right on Bloomfield Ave. - cannot remember the name, apologies! patties were average (i don't think they were homemade), however, the oxtail stew, goat curry roti, rice and peas, jerk chicken, and smothered cabbage were amazing and very obviously homemade....hope it's still there, and you can find it!

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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Wed, 02/13/08 11:59 AM
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Originally posted by Sneetch

when i lived in Bloomfield NJ 4 years ago there was a terrific jamaican restaurant right on Bloomfield Ave. - cannot remember the name, apologies! patties were average (i don't think they were homemade), however, the oxtail stew, goat curry roti, rice and peas, jerk chicken, and smothered cabbage were amazing and very obviously homemade....hope it's still there, and you can find it!


Me too! Thanks.

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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Wed, 02/13/08 1:40 PM
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jakerdog - they are still open! here's the info:

Dev's Jamaican Restaurant
597 Bloomfield Ave.
Bloomfield NJ
973-748-3868

have a goat roti for me - damn i miss that place!

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RE: Jamaican Beef Patty, Roti, Oxtail - Thu, 02/14/08 10:26 PM
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Excellent. I have a Jamaican detour in my future. Thanks