Jamaica has had a diverse history and this comes through in its food from traditional indigenous flavours to those introduced by the British, Indian, Spanish, African and Chinese.
This is a Jamaican technique of cooking chicken after marinating it in "jerk" spices, which is to say ginger, chilli, orange, cloves, cinnamon and more.
Wait till you smell this baking in the oven! This recipe has been passed down in my family and you will just love it. It has a rich, spicy flavour that is truly unique. Top with cream cheese icing or eat as is!
Because the flavour of chicken is quite mild, it benefits from a tasty marinade when barbecued or grilled, and this also helps to keep the outside from burning until the chicken is cooked through – especially when cooking over charcoal. This recipe is for a spicy Jamaican jerk lime-based marinade.
In Jamaican goat curry is a national dish. This is a good recipe you can try if you ever have some goat you want to cook.
While on holiday, we visited a restaurant where they prepared this delicious dish while we watched. Here is my interpretation of this colourful dish.