Go to Jamaica!
Caribbean. Close your eyes and transport yourself to the sunny
beaches of Jamaica. Feel the sand between your toes, smell the
salty, tropic air, feel that warm breeze wrap around your body
and imagine the soothing sound of the waves crashing on the beach.
The reggae band is playing a rhythmic tune in the background causing
your feet to uncontrollably tap to the beat. And lets not
forget the magical island cuisine
tempting your palette with
the complex flavors of tropical fruits and spicy peppers native
to this enchanting island.
of the largest islands of the Greater Antilles, Jamaica is a beautiful
island with mountainous terrain, dense with vegetation, accompanied
with great natural harbors.
is not only known for tourism and reggae music, but also for its
agriculture. Abundant vegetation indigenous to the island like
palm and pimento (allspice) trees along with the plentiful fruit
and vegetable crops (bananas, citrus fruits, corn, peppers, ginger,
coffee, mangoes and more), naturally influence the wonderful Jamaican
of the most popular dishes of Jamaica is Jerk Chicken. Jerk is
actually a seasoning/marinade used to infuse a spicy, complex
flavor into meats and vegetables. (The name is believed to come
from the term for dried meats in Caribbean cooking.) Due to the
intense heat from the peppers, traditionally it is served with
Johnnycakes to tame the heat. Also, you may find a nice Chenin
Blanc will also offset the spicy peppers.
created a couple delicious Jamaican meals for you to try this
summer a nice, light breakfast and a delicious, flavorful
dinner. This summer spend a few days in Jamaica, even if it means
staying home, putting on a little Bob Marley and enjoying your
delicious Caribbean cuisine.
My Soul" with a little Jamaican Breakfast
Squeezed Orange Juice
Sliced Mango with Lime
Chicken with Pineapple Chutney
Rice & Beans
Grilled Corn on the Cobb
with a nice Chenin Blanc
ripe fruitiness will offset the heat of the peppers