Black Bean Cakes (Antigua and Barbuda)
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For the cakes
- 2 cups canned black beans
- 1⁄2 cup finely chopped onion
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons ground cumin
- 1 tablespoon finely chopped jalapeno
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
For the salsa
- 1 small serrano pepper
- 5 roma tomatoes
- 1⁄2 a white onion
For the cilantro yogurt
- 1⁄2 cup plain yogurt
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- 1⁄2 a lemon, juice of
Prepare the salsa:
- Halve the tomatoes and the chile pepper, and roughly chop the onions. Place them on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
- Place in a hot oven (mine was set to 500 degrees).
- Roast until the vegetables are a nice brown color. Don't overcook (keep checking until they are done).
- Now put the vegetables in a pot with just enough water to cover. Boil for 5 minutes.
- Transfer to a blender and puree until smooth, then return to the pot and cook over medium high heat until salsa has reduced to a thick sauce-like consistency.
Prepare the cilantro yogurt:
- Mix the yogurt with the cilantro and lemon juice and set aside.
Prepare the bean cakes:
- Rinse the beans and then put them in a food processor with the onion, cumin, jalapeno and about a tablespoon of water. Process until you have a nice paste.
- Make small cakes using 2 tbsp of bean mixture each. Fry each cake in olive oil for about three minutes on each side, or until crispy brown.
- Remove from heat and keep warm.
- To serve, top with salsa and cilantro yogurt.
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