World Tour: Jamaica in my kitchen

[ 2 ] June 24, 2011 |

I’ve rambled about my experience with Jamaican-style food in Greensboro before, today my focus is on my experience with Jamaican-style seasoning in my kitchen.

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If you’re looking for a taste of the Caribbean, the best thing to do is buy an airline ticket. Failing that, you could try Walkerswood Traditional Jamaican Jerk seasoning – unfortunately it doesn’t come with white sands and clear blue waters though.  I have used this spicy blend of scallions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, black pepper, allspice, nutmeg, sugar and thyme to kick up pork ribs, chicken and even burgers.  It especially pumps up the flavor of your food when you marinate it overnight – I usually coat my food in olive oil and then just add a little of the Walkerswood – and I do mean a LITTLE  (just a teaspoon goes a looong way).  The bold flavor that this Jerk seasoning adds to my food makes me very curious about the different combination of spices that Jamaicans actually use on the islands.  Until my United Airlines points build up and I am able to experience it first hand, I’ll just have keep finding new ways to use my Walkerswood Jerk seasoning.

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