Thursday, July 19, 2007

Mango Chipotle Beef with Caribbean spiced beans


I don't send untested meals into the wilderness. I like to eat too much for that type of adventure, so I tried the dried dish for dinner last night. Honestly, it was much lighter on flavor after being dried, and if I made it again, I would make some fresh spice mix to toss onto the mixture right before it goes into the dryer. It was flavorful and tasty, but not as bold as I thought it should be. I would increase the cumin amount in the spice mix too.

I'm off to Yosemite, I'll let you know how the trip was when I get back, Cheers !

Enjoy some pictures while you are here :


Fresh out of the oven, the beans and two types of rice are visible. Nice bright green spots of cilantro.


A stick of mango jerky for the dish

chopped into little pieces,
added to the dried food in bowl

Which was tossed into this boiling water, (mix:Water 1:2)

removed from heat, and allowed to stand 10 minutes

here it is after the 10 minutes are up

I simmered it for two minutes, but really it needs to go 10 minutes. The beans were a little bit tough.

Put into the dish after simmering

and topped with some crushed nuts and parsley.


2 comments:

tuttysan said...

That looks pretty good. Rice is one of my favorite things to cook and the one I have most experience making. I let the water boil until all of it evaporates and then cover the pot.

Cayenne Redmonk said...

Thank you for stopping by. I think it looks pretty good too.