CREAMY TURNED CORNMEAL (POLENTA) WITH JAMAICAN JERK WINGS

Decided to serve up my turned cornmeal (polenta) with diced roasted pumpkin and Jamaican jerk wings. I was super-happy with the spicy, creamy and sweet mixture of flavors.

I couldn’t resist. As you can observe, (in pic) turned cornmeal is served in a coconut husk. After all, coconut was a huge part of the dish.

A RUSTIC KIND OF A MEAL #PAN-FRIED SNAPPER AND CREAMY TURNED CORNMEAL (POLENTA)

Fetched me a couple of whole snapper fish at the market. The cute fishmonger was kind enough to scale and clean them thoroughly for yours truly.  I took them home did a quick rinse and scored my ‘boys’ and seasoned the with salt and black pepper.

SEASONED AND CORED WHOLE SNAPPER FISH
SEASONED AND  SCORED WHOLE SNAPPER FISH

Scoring facilitates a better entry of seasonings and spices. The marks are also excellent for presentation. After drying of my snapper with paper towel, I placed them in a hot skillet with garlic-flavored canola oil. It took approximately five minutes on each side medium heat.They were then placed on paper towel so as to drain excess grease.

I topped my fish with a spicy and slightly sweet pickled vegetables. Pickled sauce was made from a generous splash of distilled vinegar, fresh orange juice, a pinch of salt and pepper along with crushed pimento (all spice) and chopped scotch bonnet pepper. This was served over a bed of smooth and creamy turned corned meal (polenta).

CREAMY TURNED CORNMEAL (POLENTA) SIMMERING ON LOW HEAT
CREAMY TURNED CORNMEAL (POLENTA) SIMMERING ON LOW HEAT