Black Recado Paste
This is what is used to make Chimole a beautiful soup that is very different from anything else you have ever eaten. It is of Mayan origin and it is customary to make it on New Years Day here in Belize. You can make it with just chicken as well
- 1 chicken divided
- 1 pound ground pork
- 3 hard-boiled eggs chopped into small pieces
- 2 raw eggs
- 3 Tablespoons Caribbean Spice Belize black recado spice paste
- 2 tomatoes diced
- 1 bell pepper diced
- 1 onion diced
In a small bowl add the Ricardo with enough water so that it will dissolve
In a separate bowl mix the ground pork w the raw eggs, and make meat balls
Brown the chicken and meatballs
When the chicken is brown put in large pot, add the Ricardo liquid and fill the pot with water or chicken stock until the chicken is covered.
Add in the diced tomatoes, diced pepper, diced onion and bay leaf - cover the pot and cook over medium-high heat for 30 minutes.
Add the meat balls and cook another 5 minutes or until done
If you like your soup thicker, just add a bit of cornstarch mixed with water at the end.
Serve with rice, boiled egg and corn tortillas.