JFF Christmas Recipes (Part 1 of 4)

We at JFF understand that Christmas is a time for loved ones to come together and enjoy each other’s company over good food. So in the month of December, we will be publishing a new recipe every Friday for you to cook for your loved ones during this festive period!

For the first Friday of December, we will be introducing a new recipe for crocodile meat. For those who have yet to try this exotic meat, this delicacy is a succulent white meat low in fats and high in protein. It is best cooked in the same manner as lean pork or chicken and can be prepared into a variety of dishes using wet/ dry cooking methods and is ideal in marinade or sauce. The crocodile bones can be used to make soup for chronic coughs and especially good for individuals with asthma.

This week we will learn how to make the entrée: Skewered Crocodile Meat with Lime and Ginger Sauce.

Skewered Crocodile Meat with Lime and Ginger Sauce

-400 g crocodile meat, cut into 2 cm cubes

-40 ml lime juice

-30 ml honey

-30 g brown sugar

-200 ml chicken stock

-5 g ginger, diced finely

-30 ml olive oil

-10 g cornflour

-Salt and pepper to taste

-8 bamboo skewers

1)       Skewer crocodile meat and season with salt, pepper and lime juice before placing in fridge for 1 hour.

2)       Remove skewers from fridge and keep the lime juice seasoning as it will be used for the sauce later.

3)       Heat olive oil in a frying pan and sauté meat for about 5 minutes, set aside and keep warm.

4)       Mix lime juice seasoning, chicken stock, honey, brown sugar, ginger and cornflour in a saucepan.

5)       Bring to boil, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

6)       Place skewers on plates, pour sauce over meat and garnish with fresh herbs. Sufficient for 4 entrée portions.

Skewered Crocodile Meat with Lime and Ginger Sauce
Skewered Crocodile Meat with Lime and Ginger Sauce

This kebab-like dish is easy to prepare and ideal as finger food for Christmas gatherings! And if you need help on how to get your hands on this exotic meat, contact us and we will deliver it to your home and you’ll be well on your way to prepare this delectable dish. Stay tuned next week for more Christmas recipes!

**Recipe and picture taken from miracle foods website: http://www.miraclefoods.net**

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