The Hirshon Puerto Rican Pique Hot Sauce _ Today, we visit the proud island of Puerto Rico & their unique take on vinegar-based hot sauce (called Pique), infused with searing hot habanero chiles, garlic, herbs & spices! Served with everything from rice, beans & roast pork, this will wake up even the most somnolent of weary palates! #Hot_Sauce
Jamaican Minced Beef Patty Pastry _ Is made with a flaky pastry. As you bite into a freshly made Jamaican patty, the flakes rain onto your lap & if you’re not careful onto the floor too. The meat filling is more highly seasoned & has a sauced texture. They have a rich golden color, which comes from the addition of turmeric or curry powder mixed into the dough!
Jamaican Chicken Curry - Recipe _ uses jerk spice, the spice mix that makes jerk chicken so popular. Jerk is a style of cooking where the marinade or spice rub is rubbed into the meat & then cooked. The two key ingredients in this spice mix are allspice & Scotch bonnet peppers. Serve this delicious curry with rice!
Jamaican Beef Patties _ These patties have flaky turmeric-colored & curry-flavored crust & deeply flavorful ground beef & vegetable filling. Oooh boy, I’m in love with these meat pies – & crust is my favorite part! So delicious! I like to try different cuisines, especially when we are talking about such exotic cuisines like Jamaican!
Caribbean Citrus Habanero Chicken Skewers _ Let’s spice things up a bit, shall we? I came up with a marinade that combines orange juice, soy sauce, honey, garlic, fresh herbs & some delicious El Yucateco Caribbean habanero hot sauce. Taste the Caribbean in these skewers... marinated chicken, onions, peppers, & pineapple.. all grilled to smoky charred perfection!
Sorrel Punch Recipe (Jamaican Hibiscus Flower Beverage) _ A traditional beverage in the Caribbean. Dried hibiscus flowers — known as sorrel in Jamaica & not to be confused with the pungent green — can be found in most Caribbean or Latin markets. In Latin markets hibiscus flowers are known as jamaica, & so is the beverage. In West Africa the flowers are known as roselle or bissap & in Nigeria the drink is called zobo.
(Puerto Rican Beef Turnovers) Mini Empanadillas _ When I was growing up one of my family’s favorite recipes was Empanadillas aka Puerto Rican Beef Turnovers. Empanadillas are very similar to empanadas except the dough is thinner. The empandilla dough was very light & flaky which made this recipe even better!
Jamaican Homemade Jerk Marinade & Grilled Shrimp & Pineapple Skewers — When grilled on the plank, the shrimp cook slower & turn out a bit saucier, with a hint of smoke. Simply fabulous! As a tantalizing appetizer, gorgeous salad topper, or main entrée star, this shrimp from the grill is one memorable course to any meal!
Trinidadian Chicken Curry a la Tom — As varied as Trinidadian curry versions are, a few things remain constant: Season meat well & let it sit in the seasonings long enough to flavor it. Use any combination of herbs & seasonings you want. The base we use always includes cilantro, scallions, garlic, & fresh scotch bonnet pepper!
Caribbean Cast Iron Grill Pan Easy Jerk Chicken — I often wish for the smoky, crispy, juiciness of grilled meat. Look at those pretty grill marks & that juicy meat! Glorious!!! I’m so excited about this homemade jerk chicken recipe. Putting this Caribbean inspired chicken dish together is sooo easy. And wildly delicious!!
Caribbean Sticky Rice — Creamy coconut milk & fresh cilantro add their flavors to this, reminding me of the Caribbean comfort food I’ve always loved. I LOVED the mango in this! I found myself hunting for bites that had those sweet orange mango chunks. And every time I found them, I sighed with delight!
Caribbean Cast Iron Skillet Chicken — Dark rum, fresh ginger, coconut aminos (my soy-free soy sauce), & special spices made this chicken taste out of this world! I was surprised & so pleased that the dark marinade & cast iron skillet made this chicken taste like it was grilled even though it wasn’t!
Slow Cooker Caribbean Beef Stew _ Very popular in West Indian cooking, specifically the islands of Trinidad & Tobago, Guyana, & Jamaica. The foundation for this flavorful Caribbean-inspired stew is curry powder, which is a potent & delicious spice blend that often includes coriander, turmeric, cumin, cardamom, chili powder, & ginger.