Jerk Barbecue From Jamaica Cookbook

Jerk Barbecue From Jamaica Cookbook offers up over 100 Jamaican recipes that showcase the special flavors of the region including jerked foods. Recipes like Meatloaf with Jerk, Caribbean Chicken Salad, Jerked Lobster with Coconut, Baked Bananas with Tamarind Sauce, and Rum Custard are memorable standouts found inside the Jerk Barbecue from Jamaica Cookbook. 


Format: Softcover, 184 pages 

Copyright: 1990 

Publisher: The Crossing Press 

Author: Helen Willinsky 

ISBN: 9780895944399

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Description: Jerk cooking is an authentic Jamaican way to cook pork, chicken, seafood, and beef over a fire pit or on a barbecue grill. But it is the special seasoning -- a highly spiced combination of scallions, onions, thyme, Jamaican pimento (allspice), cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers, and salt -- that makes jerk what it is. To me, jerk cooking is the perfect reflection of the Jamaican life- style -- spicy, sweet, charismatic, and hot. 

The taste of jerked foods is hot with peppers, but, as you savor it, the variety of spices catches up with you, and it is like a carnival where all the elements come together in your mouth. 

The combination of spices tastes as if they were quarreling and dancing and mingling in your mouth all at the same time. It is not a predictable flavor, but rather a hot, spicy, uncontrolled festival that engages all your senses. It is so unexpected a taste that, in spite of its peppery heat, you automatically want more. 

We have a saying in Jamaica, "It is very morish" -- you want more. 

  • More than 100 authentic Jamaican recipes 
  • Jerk rubs, marinades, and dry seasoning mixes 
  • Grilled foods and stove top creations 
  • Accompaniments, including side dishes, drinks, and desserts 


Condition: Good condition. 

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