Today I’m sharing a flavorful, spicy, 和 mouth-watering 混蛋鸡肉食谱. Spicy for me is more about flavor than it is about heat. This is one of the reasons why I love jerk 捷报比分网即时比分. The ingredients in the seasoning meld together 和 hit your taste buds all at once. Creating a uniquely intense 和 tasty experience that no other seasoning can offer. This is obviously not a Guyanese dish. But I can tell you it is certainly one that you will find at a barbecue or party where West Indians gather.
Traditionally made up of scallions, scotch bonnet peppers, onion, thyme, pimento pepper (also known as allspice), 和 salt, this seasoning is bound to have your mouth watering.
Jerk seasoning can come in the form of a dry rub or a wet marinade. The most popular brands I’ve seen in West Indian stores in Queens, NY as well as larger grocers, are 恩典 and 沃克斯伍德。这些调味料非常美味，在食品储藏室中食用也很方便。
I remember when I set out to make this seasoning, I reached out to a few of my Jamaican friends to ask for their family’s recipe. The response I got was,“Alica, no one makes their own jerk seasoning, we use the store bought/ready-made ones in the glass jar.” Hey, I couldn’t be upset, many Guyanese buy their garam masala mix in the store too, but from what I understood, jerk seasoning is just one of those things you don’t necessarily have to make at home when there are really great ready-made options for purchase.
我仍然决心从头开始做这个腌料，所以我引用了海伦·威林斯基’s book, 来自牙买加的混蛋。
The term“jerk”can refer to the name of the seasoning or the method of cooking. It is known to many as the authentic way of preparing meats, fish, vegetables, 和 even fruit over an open fire pit, barbecue grill, or smoker. No one is really sure where the term“jerk”originated fromm but Willinsky describes the many theories people have as to how“jerk” got it’s name:
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Jerk 捷报比分网即时比分 can be cooked over an open fire pit, barbecue grill, 和 most popularly, in a smoker, which is the way I have chosen to prepare my 捷报比分网即时比分 today. I’ve also seen many people bake or roast their jerk 捷报比分网即时比分. It’s all about preference people. I ordered pimento wood to use in my barbecue grill in order to give this 捷报比分网即时比分 an added layer of flavor, you can learn more about smoking 这里 （这也是我订购多香果木的网站）。
When smoking meats, low 和 slow is the key. If you don’t have a smoker don’t worry, you can transform your charcoal grill into a smoker by adding wood chips 和 not opening the sealed lid! My husband was in charge of the grilling, as he usually is. To smoke this 捷报比分网即时比分, he mixed the wood chips with charcoal 和 then lit them (no lighter fluid needed). He then waited until most of the charcoal was ashed over before adding the 捷报比分网即时比分. He also placed a dip tray in the middle of the charcoals (center of the grill) to allow the juices from the 捷报比分网即时比分 to drip into the tray 和 circulate in the grill.
A great tip to prevent the wood chips from burning fast is to soak them in water overnight, that way the steam that they will release will have the flavor of the wood chip in addition to providing moisture for the meat.
Allspice the fruit of the pimento tree 和 also the main spice in this seasoning. Pimento in Jamaica is known as allspice in the states. Jamaican allspice is unique because of it’s oil content. The oil content of Jamaican harvested allspice is much higher than allspice grown anywhere else in the world 和 that’s what gives Jamaican allspice it’s pungent flavor an uniqueness. Not all of us can get access to allspice harvested in Jamaica, so regular allspice will work fine 这里.
I used my coffee grinder to make ground allspice. I stored it in a glass jar 和 sealed it tightly. Grinding spices right before use gives a fresh 和 intense taste to any dish.
This photo shows the ingredients I used to make my jerk seasoning 和 not necessarily the amount. I added a few different peppers to mix up the spiciness in this marinade.
Grind all the seasonings together to make a paste. I tried with my mortar 和 pestle, but man let me tell you, it took forever! Into the food processor it went!
After cleaning 捷报比分网即时比分, pat dry with paper towels, drizzle a little bit of oil, then add marinade, use as much as desired. There’s about 4lbs of meat 这里.
I am married to a Trini so of course I had to throw in a few dashes of Angostura bitters! Love this stuff, I put it in everything!
You really don’t need a lot of wood chips when smoking in a barbecue grill. A little bit goes a long way. I purchased a large bag 和 used about 1/3 of it.
My husband bought special containers for the wood chips from The 首页 Depot. He mixed it with charcoal, lit the fire, 和 then let the smoke swirl 和 develop before we added the 捷报比分网即时比分.
Place 捷报比分网即时比分 on grill, cover with lid, 和 let it cook slowly for about an hour 和 a half or as needed without opening the lid too often. 鸡 is done when the juices run clear. You might see a little bit of a pink color in the meat. Don’t panic, the pink color is a result of smoking the meat. It does not mean it is under cooked.
We also threw a few pieces of 捷报比分网即时比分 on the gas grill to see if there was a real difference in taste between a smoked jerk 捷报比分网即时比分 和 the grilled version. Hands down, everyone at our bbq agreed the smoked version was the best. The grilled version was great also. But we’ll reserve it for nights when we just want to get dinner ready in a hurry!
*If you don’t feel like grilling or smoking your 捷报比分网即时比分, you can also roast or bake your 捷报比分网即时比分 using this marinade, it’s tasty all the way around!
混蛋鸡肉调味料 4-6磅的肉 改编自海伦·威林斯基’s, 来自牙买加的混蛋