Chicken Pepper Pot recipe from Gordon Ramsay Uncharted

Guyana - Traditional chicken pepperpot cooked in locally made cassareep. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel)
Guyana - Traditional chicken pepperpot cooked in locally made cassareep. (Credit: National Geographic/Justin Mandel) /

Gordon Ramsay Uncharted shares its Chicken Pepper Pot recipe.

As Gordon Ramsay Uncharted travels to another culinary adventure, the national dish of Guyana, a Chicken Pepper Pot recipe, is the next flavor revelation for foodies to discover. While Guyana serves this dish around Christmas, it can be enjoyed any time of year. Ready to get cooking?

In each episode, Gordon Ramsay Uncharted takes on another iconic recipe. Whether it is a Beef Randang or Tasmania inspired surf and turf, these recipes look to inspire the home cook to bring some flavor exploration into her own kitchen.

While these recipes might push the envelope, they show more similarities across cultures versus the differences. As Chef Zola Nene said, food is the universal language. While spices might have different names, the ideas of these dishes have more similarities than differences.

Thinking about the Chicken Pepper Pot recipe, this dish is a rich, slowly cooked stew. The long, slow method of cooking helps to infuse flavor as well as preserve the meat.

As seen in many of this season’s episodes, there is a common theme of food that lasts for a long time. Whether it is preserved meat, avoiding food waste or foraging for ingredients, nothing goes for want in these culinary adventures.

Since a pepper pot takes a long time to cook, it is often served for special occasions, like Christmas. Even though the recipe includes some basic ingredients, the care in cooking makes it special.

Here is how to make Chicken Pepper Pot from Gordon Ramsay Uncharted.

Chicken Pepper Pot Recipe
Gordon Ramsay Uncharted recipe, Chicken Pepper Pot, photo provided by Gordon Ramsay Uncharted /

The flavor from this recipe is bold. There is a spice to the dish. The cinnamon combined with the wiri wiri peppers entices bite after bite.

The most unusual ingredient in this recipe is the cassareep. That ingredient gives it the bittersweet flavor. But, that ingredient isn’t commonly found in most grocery stores. For a substitute, “use 2 Tbsp. vinegar, ½ Tbsp. molasses, ½ Tbsp. fresh lime juice.”

If you are looking go on another culinary adventure, try making the chicken pepper pot recipe. While you might not be able to visit Guyana right now, you can try its National Dish.

Be sure to watch Gordon Ramsay Uncharted Guyana on Sunday, July 5 at 10 p.m. on National Geographic Channel.

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