I guess island life was on my mind when I embarked on cooking supper earlier on. I’m not a huge lover of mango; however, I do like same in a salsa or drink. I got this golden/yellow one that I placed in the refrigerator to stop the ripening process. Having a few ingredients on hand like jalapeno, tomatoes, limes, avocado, etc., I decided to make me a mango salsa my style.
With a little dicing and cutting, I assembled my ‘sunshine’ in a margarita glass. This was placed in refrigerator for chilling.
Chicken thighs were marinated overnight with a drizzle of canola oil so as to hold seasoning. Then salt, black pepper, grated onion, crushed garlic, thyme, and of course jerk sauce were added. marinated chicken thighs were brought to room temperature. Then, thighs were dried with paper towel and brushed with olive oil. On hot grill over medium to high heat, thighs were grilled for approximately five minutes per side so as to seal in flavors and visible marks.
After brushing chicken with a blend of jerk sauce, honey, balsamic vinegar, this was placed in oven at 390 degrees for roasting for another thirty minutes.
Grilled jerk chicken thighs were served with roasted sweet potato wedges along with mango salsa. The combination was quite spectacular. The flavors were huge. The ingredients in the salsa yielded a sweet, tart, slight spicy finish. And of course, the sweet and crispy sweet potatoes wedges provided a sweet counter-balance to the spicy jerk chicken.
I'm originally from the beautiful island of Jamaica. In Jamaica, we always find a reason to celebrate. And, when there's a celebration, there is music, fun and of course, food, great food.
Presently, I reside in So. Florida.Living here in Florida offers varied cultures, people of different ethnic backgrounds.
I've a great passion for the culinary side of life. Therefore, being in So. Fl., provides me the great accessibility of fresh seafood, fruits and vegetables. Moreover, I've the choice to indulge in a amazing foods from different cuisines.This ability provides great inspiration for me to retreat to my humble kitchenette and replicate these dishes.It warms my heart to be able to break bread with loved ones.
I'm an avid reader and love to get lost between these beautiful words. I find reading to be a social activity because it allows me a peek inside other people's minds which in turn makes me more empathetic towards others. One day in the near future, I hope to publish my very own words in the area of poetry as well as my other love, food.
Yoga and speed walking are just a few of the things that keep me balanced and centered. I love family and friends; and, of course, wholesome foods with a glass of cocktail. Life is what you make of it. And, I try to savor and enjoy the simple and precious moments.
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