I did not feel like cooking! I needed to go to the grocery store but didn’t have time and I was not in the mood to get creative! The horror I know! However, I did not feel like take out either. This left me in a bit of a predicament. So I went searching. Scouring through the pantry and freezer to find something, anything simple, easy and fast. I found rice wrappers/paper. I found chicken. Then………….that’s when it hit me. Jicama!
I found jicama! I had jicama and what is one to do with jicama, rice paper and chicken? So glad you asked. One is to make spring rolls. With a few grates of my new found friend a.k.a. jicama, I decided I wanted to incorporate some flavors I haven’t cooked with in a while so I pulled out my covet jar of jerk seasoning and a bottle of ground ginger. The flavors were spot on. I broiled the chicken in a marinade comprised of jerk, ginger, oil, vinegar and lime juice. Next I shredded up carrots, jicama and some cilantro to add to the base and last but not least I popped them in the oven. In less than 45 minutes I had a wonderful flavorful meal.
If your family is not into jerk then you could easily substitute my seasonings with your own flavors. Some suggestions are: Lemongrass, pesto, blackened spices or herbs. What’s my motto: Be Fearless. Just get in there and go for it. Use my recipe or any others as a blueprint to suit you and your family’s needs.
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