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Free recipe June 1, 2008

Filed under: Family,Food,Fun stuff — jenncollins @ 4:46 pm

Many of you may not know that my husband was an MK (missionary kid) growing up. He and his family spent 10 years in Suriname, South America. Nope, they don’t speak Spanish there (I know, weird!), they speak Dutch…totally useless! 🙂 It’s cute to hear him speak Dutch once in a while though!

Anyway, Joel’s Mom makes this meal called Suriname Chicken. It’s one of Joel’s favorite meals and I really liked it too (she made it a few times while we were dating). Well Joel’s birthday was in April and I was deathly ill (dramatic? :)) so I didn’t get to really celebrate his birthday with him. So we finally celebrated it today. I got the recipe from my sister-in-law and made it with an Asian salad (the mix from Publix). It’s very easy and delicious! Recipe follows:

Suriname Chicken
(feeds 4-5)

1 T vegetable oil
1/4 medium onion (i bought the pre-sliced onions from Publix that they sell in the produce dept…already cut into rings and used them all)
1 garlic clove (crushed or minced)
1.5 lb chicken cut into small strips
2-3 T dark soy sauce (you can use regular soy sauce but i happened to have some Tamari, which is a dark soy sauce)
1/3 C water
White rice

Saute onion and garlic in oil until slightly softened. Add chicken and cook until no longer pink. Add soy and water. Cover and let simmer 10-15 minutes…sauce will cook down. Serve over white rice.

It helps to cook it in a wok (i bought one cheap at Ikea) but of course you don’t have to. I don’t know exactly what makes the chicken “Suriname” but it’s delicious and super easy…a great 30 minute meal! Enjoy and let me know if you make it!!

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2 Responses to “Free recipe”

  1. tony Says:

    Hi there i actually stumbled upon your little article over here, while searching for surinamese news. I’m actually from suriname & been living in Miami For the past 18 yrs.
    anyway about the suriname chicken??? by reading your recipe; you’re actually making a javanese style stew chicken (gestoofde kip we call it in dutch). I know for a fact that the javanese recipe consists of a few more ingredients & that recipe originated from the surinamese indonesian cuisine. I know because im javanese 🙂 . anyway email me if you want to kick the recipe up a notch. Later

  2. Didi Says:

    Sounds yummy.


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