GRILLED PINEAPPLE/CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE/RUM SAUCE

My palate did leaps of joy as I partook of this succulent dish. Yes, guys, I brought the tropics to my kitchen. I couldn’t help myself. I had the right ingredients in the form of fresh pineapple and Jamaican white rum. I took the cue and went with it. Baked a few drumsticks and thighsContinue reading “GRILLED PINEAPPLE/CHICKEN WITH PINEAPPLE/RUM SAUCE”

TIPSY BILLY #CURRIED GOAT WITH JAMAICAN RUM

To say that was happy is an understatement; I was over the moon with my dish. And I confess, so was ‘Billy’ (well, my aromatic dish of curried goat). Knew my goat meat could handle the true spirits of Jamaica. So what did I do? I marinated same with a few splashes of Jamaican whiteContinue reading “TIPSY BILLY #CURRIED GOAT WITH JAMAICAN RUM”

BRAISED GOAT MEAT SIMMERED IN A CURRY/RUM SAUCE

Earlier on, my palate and I experienced great elation with the consumption of Sunday’s supper. We indulged in one of Jamaica’s favorites,curried goat. The previous day, goat was chopped into bite-sized pieces and marinated with crushed garlic and pimento(all spice), cumin, curry powder, ginger, salt, black pepper, dash of soy sauce and vinegar. On cooking,Continue reading “BRAISED GOAT MEAT SIMMERED IN A CURRY/RUM SAUCE”

A REVISIT WITH THE LUCKY GOAT ##CURRIED GOAT #SUNDAY’S SUPPER

I got a tad tired of the usual chicken and fish dishes. I craved for a meal that was bold and pungent in flavors yet delicious and mouth-watering. And so, my culinary mind led me to an old favorite, curried goat (mutton). This dish is very popular in kitchens across my native island domain, Jamaica.Continue reading “A REVISIT WITH THE LUCKY GOAT ##CURRIED GOAT #SUNDAY’S SUPPER”

A DISH TO FEEL LUCKY ABOUT##BRAISED CURRIED GOAT(MUTTON) ##THE YEAR OF THE GOAT

On the Chinese calendar, this year (2015) is slanted as ‘the year of the Goat’. Based on astronomers, it’s supposed to be one for good luck. And, I could always do with an extra dose of good luck anytime. Anyway, in honor of the goat, I’ve decided to make a  dish called braised curried goat.Continue reading “A DISH TO FEEL LUCKY ABOUT##BRAISED CURRIED GOAT(MUTTON) ##THE YEAR OF THE GOAT”

WAIVE THE PLAIN MARINARA SAUCE #JAMAICAN RUM MARINARA SAUCE

Recently I purchased some fairly sweet and relatively inexpensive tomatoes in the produce aisle of my supermarket. For $1.99, I was able to nab five small goodness in a package.In the moment, I got a culinary idea so I grabbed another packet. Marinara was on my mind. It’s a simple sauce that is seasoned withContinue reading “WAIVE THE PLAIN MARINARA SAUCE #JAMAICAN RUM MARINARA SAUCE”

A BOXING DAY DELIGHT ##LEFT-OVER JAMAICAN ACKEE/CODFISH AND HAM

Guys, it’s Boxing Day (the day after Christmas). Today, in my neck of the woods, the sun has chosen to remain out of sight for most of the day. It has been raining ‘cats and dogs’ and is quite gloomy. And, like the sun, it took me sometime to really lift my head from theContinue reading “A BOXING DAY DELIGHT ##LEFT-OVER JAMAICAN ACKEE/CODFISH AND HAM”

CHRISTMAS AND TRADITIONS INCLUDING JAMAICA’S LIQUORED FRUIT CAKE

What is it about Christmas and traditions? If you should talk to anyone who actually celebrate this beautiful time of the year, one would state that it’s time to gather with family members and loved ones. A time to exchange and give presents, decorate and put up that special tree.  A time to be merry,Continue reading “CHRISTMAS AND TRADITIONS INCLUDING JAMAICA’S LIQUORED FRUIT CAKE”