Friday, June 13, 2008

Jamaican Curry Lamb from Brixton

Jamaican Curry Lamb

I went out to Brixton Market today, as I was told that it had a bit of an Afro-Carribbean focus. It turned out to be less interesting than I had hoped: a number of butchers, fishmongers, and vegetable vendors, but not much more. At least there was one Jamaican food stall. It didn't have any jerk chicken ready this morning, but that turned out to be a good thing, as it forced me to try something different: the curry lamb.

But how could curry lamb be that different, especially for someone living in Singapore, of all places? While curry lamb was apparently brought over to Jamaica by Indian migrants, it of course was adapted locally. And what a wonderful thing this turned out to be. It was much richer than it appeared, in part due to some bright yellow layer of oil sitting on top, but I think the rice and beans were cooked in coconut milk or something. The resulting dish was something so rich and tasty that I inhaled this thing in seconds. Nice one, even after having eaten so many curry-related things this week already.

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Go to Mr Jerk at Wardour Street for Jamaican Jerk. The beer's pretty good there too!