Jamaican jerk chicken

Jamaican Food: 4 More Things to Taste in Jamaica

Jamaica certainly fascinates many visitors to our shores; not only the music and culture, but our food and customs as well. Check out OK Namaste’s report on their visit to Jamaica.

Re-blogged from OK Namaste:

I am home, and in true Central New York fashion it is a bitterly cold and miserably cloudy day. At least I have my memories to carry me through till the spring, including great memories of Jamaican cuisine.

Jamaican gizzada

Jamaican gizzada

1. Gizzada

A little cookie with a very sweet crust (almost like shortbread) filled with spiced coconut. I am glad that I was around many people when these appeared at a Reggae Night buffet, because if I were away from judging eyes I could have easily consumed ten.

Jamaican Coconut Pumpkin Soup

Jamaican Coconut Pumpkin Soup

2. Coconut Pumpkin Soup

A simple, creamy, buttery delight that clings to your spoon.

Jamaican Curry Goat

Jamaican Curry Goat

3. Curry Goat

I know I already posted about this dish, but I loved it so much I ordered it three times on vacation, so I thought it needed another mention. What are the chances I’ll find goat in the butcher fridge  at my local Wegman’s?

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

Jamaican Jerk Chicken

4. Jerk Chicken

Of course. This is a basket I ate after ziplining through the forest. The chef grilled the chicken in a tent beside a jungle river, then hacked the thigh into three pieces with a machete right in front of my eyes. I had a very nice thrill that I was experiencing something highly authentic, although considering the fact that I was surrounded by tourists in water shoes in retrospect I’m not so sure. This particular jerk was served with hush puppies and extra jerk sauce on the side, which I wish I would have photographed because it was delicious.


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