Week 83. Belize. Rice and Beans (and a pigs tail)

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For my 82nd week (and 100th post) I’m doing a photo blog. This dish was pretty simple. The chicken was the side dish – it was all about the rice and the beans…..and how they were flavoured. This is how.

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This is me holding the pigs tail

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This is Henry wearing the pigs tail

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Then we did a little bit of cooking. It was pretty simple. I boiled the pigs tail in water with onion and garlic and a little bit of thyme.

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Then I dumped in a can of coconut milk and the kidney beans (traditionally you would soften dried beans, but I added beans which had been in brine – so didn’t need to soften them)

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You then add in a couple of cups of rice and some seasoning and that’s about it.

Oh – and you know how you picture pigs tails like this:

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It did start to go a bit like that

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But at the end, alas, you take the tail out and bin it. It’s done it’s job to flavour the rice and beans.

And….the dish was really good! Just a hint of pork. Not one for the squeamish or vegetarians amongst you.

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