Nothing But Jerk

Hello everyone… long time no blog.

But I have a good excuse, I promise… I was out of the country, in Jamaica, for my sister’s wedding. What an absolutely beautiful wedding it turned out to be, with a stunning backdrop at a beautiful all-inclusive resort, filled with loved ones.

18446790_743314909126362_6102384162271360635_nI know this time was supposed to be all about my sister but when you’re a foodie sometimes you catch yourself only thinking about food. Man, did I have some great food. The majority of what I ate was jerked; Jerked chicken, pork, shrimp, beef, ox tail, and vegetables… you name it, I probably tried it. If you do not know what the term jerk is here you go: Jerk is a style of cooking that is native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a spicy spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice.

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It wasn’t all about the jerk though, it was also about the pure freshness of their food. Nothing processed or pre packaged just truly fresh.18425364_744833092307877_471633866046741592_nBreakfast one morning: Made to order omelette, fresh watermelon so sweet that it could a dessert, bacon and a side of roasted potatoes. 18446618_744832578974595_378758317676897778_nStuffed eggplant: Roasted eggplant filled with marinated mushrooms and squash topped with goat cheese and a marinara sauce.  18446677_744832585641261_8687192135670001848_nMushroom ragout: A puff pastry filled with mushroom argue. The garlic, thyme and rosemary was balanced so perfectly.18556123_744832678974585_2768295711571761419_nDessert: 3 layer chocolate cake with a white chocolate drizzle on the side.


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