I have been trying to perfect this recipe for Paleo Jamaican patties. I have tried both beef and shrimp.
I love patties but my tummy is a hot damn mess after eating them. Since I have done a full round of whole30 and I have been eating paleo a lot, I have been a little obsessed with creating a recipe that was more tummy and whole30 friendly!
The main issue was the ‘dough’ and getting the plantains ripe enough. That was the problem with a few tries on the dough.
Too fresh and it didn’t brown or cook right. Basically, it is all about the plantains! I usually buy 3 at a time and I let them sit on my counter until they look like this
Then I peel all three and put in the food processor with…
-Jamaican curry powder ( I bought this at Buford Highway Farmer’s Market) *if you know me, I ❤this place)
-about 3/4 cup coconut water
-1/2 cup coconut flour
-2T coconut oil
Preheat oven to 350°
In a saute pan, make the mix which is 1lb of ground beef (which I usually put in the Magic Bullet or food processor to make it super fine) or 1 lb finely minced shrimp or super chopped-up or ground chicken with probably 3T Jamaican Curry Powder and a small teaspoon of coconut oil.
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper. I actually started this batch tonight with Silpat/silicon but they held too much moisture so the paper helps draw out the water content.
Spread the (pastey) dough on the parchment and spread out into a medium circle. You can fit about 4 on a sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes and then flip with a flat spatula. Put some meat on one circle and put another one on top (down side up), pressing the sides down…Wes suggested adding a little wet dough to help hold the outsides together, so I am trying that next time.
Then bake another 10 minutes and take out and eat.
I also sometimes DON’T add the filling and just back on side 2 for 10 minutes and ‘dip’ or make a little meat/plantain taco.
These are so good and light and yummy. One of my new favorites to make every 3 or so weeks….once the plantains ripen…yes, it takes forever.
Try it! Yumminess will ensure!