Pimento (also called clove pepper, jamaica pepper or spice grain) is a piquant spice with a taste reminiscent of clove. It is extremely versatile. It gives dishes a wonderfully sharp, ethereally spicy note and thus creates a special, exotic taste.
The spice is obtained from the dried, unripe fruits of the tree of the same name, which resemble peppercorns in their appearance. Allspice can be used whole or ground.
Already the Aztecs seasoned their chocolate with ground pimento. Columbus brought the "Jamaica pepper" to Europe, where it only established itself as a competitor to pepper in the 17th century.
Origin: Mexico. Controlled quality.
Recipe for Chickenwings "Jamaica-Style":
18 chicken wings
1 tsp salt
1 bunch shallots
2 TL ground pimento
1 tablespoon chopped onion
1 teaspoon Piri Piri Sauce
1/2 tsp thyme
1 pinch nutmeg
1 tsp Tellicherry pepper
1 tsp ground cinnamon blossoms
2 teaspoons dried garlic
1 cup olive oil
Mix all spices with the oil and mix with a blender to a creamy consistency. Place the chicken wings in a flat dish, sprinkle with the marinade, cover and leave to stand in the fridge overnight.
Preheat oven. Place the chicken wings on the oiled grid. Place a tray covered with aluminium foil (for fat and sauce) on the bottom of the oven. Bake for approx. 30 minutes at 250°C.
Tip: Instead of chicken wings you can also use chicken lower legs.
A big hit at every party!!!