A Household Divided
Kenneth and I fought it out in the kitchen today. We took over @aspiretv’s IGTV for the #BattleoftheBytes and competed for the best appetizer. This house was divided as I hit him with a one-two-punch with my Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps. Imagine ground chicken smothered in a jerk honey glaze and topped with mango salsa and cilantro crema. This power punch appetizer hit all the palette points with spicy, sweet, tart, crunchy and creamy.
Kenneth attempted to fight back with his Oxtail Quesadillas and I’m not gonna lie, that combo of boursin cheese and oaxaca cheese against the oxtails drenched creole red gravy made for a formidable opponent but I do believe that I one the crown. I just need to hear them tell me I’m Da Champ!
And if you want to watch the video of our battle you can watch in at the link below.
Plate🍽 by @sparkleandsoul
Key ingredient recos: @caciqueinc Mexican crema & @walkerswood Jerk Seasoning paste
Jerk Chicken Lettuce Wraps
- 2 mangos chopped medium
- ¼ red onion chopped small
- ½ jalapeno chopped small
- 3 sprigs cilantro chopped fine
- 1 lime juiced
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/3 cup crema
- 1 teaspoon cilantro paste
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- Salt to taste
- ⅓ cup honey
- ¼ cup jerk paste I used Walkerswood
- 1 lb ground chicken
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 2 tablespoons Worcester sauce
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
To Make Mango Salsa
- In a bowl add the mangos, red onion, jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, and kosher salt, mix together and place in the refrigerator until fish is ready.
To Make Cilantro Crema
- Whisk crema, cilantro paste, and lime juice in a bowl until combined. Add salt to taste.
To Make Jerk Glaze
- Whisk jerk paste & honey into a bowl until combined.
- To make chicken filling:
- In a pan on medium-high heat add ground chicken, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and , and brown. When done stir in ¼ cup of jerk glaze.
To Assemble Lettuce Wraps
- Assemble by starting with 1-2 leaves of lettuce add 2-3 tablespoons of ground chicken and top with cilantro crema, mango salsa and additional jerk glaze..