Category Archives: Recipes

CaribbeanTravelMag.com: The Best Jamaican Jerk Sauce



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Photo by: Zach Stovall

Jamaicans almost never share their family jerk secrets, but this recipe was given to me years ago (albeit reluctantly) by my Jamaican sous-chef, Chris, and I’ve tweaked it myself through the years. TIP: Wear gloves when handling hot peppers!

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup peanut or canola oil
2 tbsp. fresh thyme
1 bunch scallions, chopped
1-inch-thick piece fresh ginger, chopped
4-6 garlic cloves, peeled
2 Scotch bonnet peppers
8 allspice berries, smashed
1 tbsp. black peppercorns
1 tbsp. nutmeg, ground
2 cinnamon sticks, broken
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 tbsp. ketchup
¼ cup dark brown sugar
The juice of 2 limes

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Puree the ingredients listed below in a food processor or blender until smooth.

2. Rub the sauce on chicken, pork, fish, tofu, shrimp or red meat, and marinate the protein overnight; any leftover sauce will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.

This recipe first appeared as part of Steven Petusevsky’s article Eating Negril in the Jan/Feb 2012 issue of Caribbean Travel + Life.

Source: CaribbeanTravelMag.com

Author: Steven Petusevsky

Cruzan 9 Punch | Courtesy of Vacation St. Croix


 

As I was browsing Facebook today I came across what appears to be a tantalizing Cruzan Rum Punch on the Vacation St. Croix page. Cruzan Rum is made on the island of St. Croix and is one of our most prized exports.

1 1/4 parts Cruzan 9 Spiced Rum
4 parts Orange Juice
1 part Cranberry Juice

Build over ice in a highball glass. Garnish with a lime wedge and ENJOY!!

CaribBar: Carambola Iced Tea | Drink


Ingredients:
  • 1 Carambola (sliced crossways)
  • 2 tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 18 grams of Ceylon Orange Pekoe tea
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Mint
  • 2 tbsp. Sugar
  • 1 3/4 Boiling Water
Directions:
  1. Place carambola slices on a baking tray and drizzle with half the lemon juice. Cover with cold water and place in the freezer for 6 hours or until frozen.
  2. Combine tea leaves, mint and sugar in a large heatproof bowl and pour over the boiling water. Set aside for 15 minutes to brew.
  3. Strain tea through a fine sieve into a large jug and add remaining lemon juice. Set aside for 30 minutes to cool.
  4. Pour tea into tall glasses.
  5. Remove carambola ice from the freezer and break into pieces, with one carambola slice in each piece. Place a few pieces in each glass and serve.
Source: Food.com

CaribBar: Blue Margarita Recipe


You may hear this Blue Margarita called a Moonlight Margarita or an Electric Margarita, but they are all essentially the same. The defining ingredient is the Blue Curacao, which replaced the triple sec of the original Margarita and keeps that same orange flavor but changes the cocktail’s color to a beautiful, deep blue. So you get the same great taste in disguise.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 oz Tequila
  • 1 oz Blue Curacao
  • 1 oz Fresh lime juice
  • Lime wedge for garnish
  • Kosher salt for rimming

Directions:

  1. Pour all ingredients in a shaker with ice.
  2. Shake and pour into a margarita glass rimmed with salt.
  3. Garnish with a lime wedge.

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