Fav Jamaican Foods
- Wednesday, 21 December 2011 15:13
Well Jamaican food is well known throught the world and it is because of this that you should taste some of this great Caribbean cooking at least once in a lifetime. The food is truly one of a kind and really amazing every time you taste it. Whether it is dinner consisting of rice and peas, or curry goat, or ackee and salt fish. You’re guaranteed to enjoy these meals.
The first big meal I’ll talk about is curry goat which is a Jamaican fan favorite because of the curry and it is something that you must absolutely try some time. The curry goat is made from you guessed it GOAT haha I know it may not sound delicious but it’s just something about that good ole Caribbean cooking that can have the most disgusting sounding food taste REALLY great!
The next best thing to curry goat is definitely the jerk chicken. This is a worldwide fan favorite and its definitely one of my favorites too. When it is seasoned correctly and jerked right, the chicken can be some of the tastiest chicken you’ve ever tasted. Top tip: get a rasta to jerk the chicken for you because for some reason they do it much much better.
The other big food that you’ll love to eat that comes from the small island is definitely Oxe Tails. This is the meat from the tail of a cow. (sounds terrible doesn’t it) It is cooked with butter beans(usually) and also a nice stew. These are just a few meals that are amazingly delicious when it comes to Jamaica and I’ll have pictures of them soon.
Types of Jamaican Mangoes Part 1
- Friday, 10 December 2010 15:37
Mangoes are really delicious fruits and if you are Jamaican then you probably know what I mean. If you can think of a fruit as sweet and as abundant and has given you as many adventures as it has a Jamaican person, then you are dreaming. The reason why mangoes are so popular in Jamaica is the simple fact that they are plentiful, delicious, nutritious, and they come in all sorts of colors, sizes, and tastes. Jamaican mangoes are what you need after a long day to relax and unwind. They could help the person who wants to get vitamins and at the same time eat a fruit that tastes great.
The best thing about Jamaican mangoes however is the fact that they are so varied means that there is something for everyone. For example for the person who likes lots of mangoes will appreciate what Jamaicans simple call “common mangoes” or the yellow hairy mangoes commonly found. The best thing about these mangoes is that they are VERY sweet and they are usually in abundance.
Common mangoes in all their glory
The next type we will be covering in this first part is the “green skin” type of mango. These mangoes are amazing because they are green when ripe and tend to be smaller than the common mangoes.You will love eating the green skin mango because it one of the more rare types of mangoes you’ll find in Jamaica. You will know that these mangoes are ripe because when you feel them they will be soft to the touch.
The best mangoes you’ll ever find
While i was not able to go into all types of mangoes you’ll find when you visit Jamaica I can tell you that green skin mangoes are some of the best and my favorite mangoes. the reason for this being simply the taste, which is something I cannot describe to you but you will have to experience yourself. Come back again so I can show you more types of Jamaican mangoes you should taste.
Authentic jamaican food
- Monday, 11 October 2010 21:03
We all love authentic Jamaican food. You know the type of Jamaican food that is cooked by a mother painstakingly over the stove for hours on end. The type of food that you play some good reggae music to while you get ready for it and then dance around as it is served. This is the type of food we are talking about. On this occasion we decided to make Jamaican drops, as the snack which is essentially sugared coconut.
Now on this day craig sat at home tired and hungry from dragging bamboo all day from the hills to make lobster traps his dad used. So the procedure for drops was easy but only craig could turn it into a hard thing. In his love of science one thing he loved was fire and anyone who has played around with banana trees and fire knows that when the branch from a banana tree is dry and gets lit on fire. It really burns quickly.
The ingredients for drops are simple being just sugar, coconut and ginger. Being this simple meant that anyone who can put a pot on the fire can make drops. Craig decided to do it outside on a wooden fire as this would cook it faster and also it would not waste any electricity.
For the person who doesn’t know how to make drops here is a quick recipe that is not the best but is very simple.
A dry coconut diced into pieces square pieces preferably
Sugar(it is something you just know)
Simple put the coconut in with the sugar and ginger which has been blended. Let the sugar melt onto the drops stir regularly until it becomes a thick liquid paste which then you simple take out and put to dry where it will cool and harden together. Not the best tutorial but its simple recipe