Jamaican Pepper Shrimp

Jamaican Pepper Shrimp

My first encounter with Jamaican Pepper Shrimp was a year ago when my in-laws stopped by with these in hand.  I fell in love that day.   As always, whenever I’m blown away by a dish that I’ve never had before, I pick the brain of the chef so that I could recreate it at home.    Ridiculously simple to make, it’s packed with flavor and a kick of heat. Typically served on the roadside, the shrimp with shell intact is...Read more …
Jerk

Jerk

It happens to all of us at one time or another, and by us I mean bloggers.   You’re have a great recipe or topic but have no idea where to start when writing the post.   It’s not that I don’t love Jerk chicken, but the truth is I’ve been sitting in front of this computer screen all day trying to write.   Is it what I like to call bloggers block?  Do I have this great story waiting to be published...Read more …
Jamaican Beef Patties

Jamaican Beef Patties

As a Guyanese I felt the need to share with my readers a new cookbook written by a fellow Guyanese Cynthia Nelson.   She’s written for many publications such as  Caribbean Belle magazine and About.com as well as a column for Stabroek Newspaper called  Tastes Like Home .   I started my own Blog after visiting Tastes Like Home,  it was the first time I’ve seen our food showcased so beautifully and recipes that actually work! I’ve tried many of her recipes...Read more …
Ackee and Saltfish with Fried Dumplings

Ackee and Saltfish with Fried Dumplings

I prepared brunch on Sunday for my husband and his family.   Because they are from Jamaica I decided to surprise them with a traditional Jamaican breakfast.   I’m very familiar with Jamaican cuisine so the menu was a breeze.   It had to include their national dish, ackee and saltfish.  I love it, my husband loves it, so it was an absolute must.  Salted cod fillets are soaked to remove salt, then flaked into tiny pieces and sauteed with various spices, herds...Read more …