Jerk cooking is an authentic Jamaican way to cook meat. Whether it is pork, chicken, beef or fish, the meat is seasoned and slowly cooked over an open fire or on a barbecue grill.
The seasoning is made up of local/regional spices like scallions, onion, thyme, pimento (all spice), cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers and salt. The first taste of jerked food is hot with pepper, and as you eat the flavors of all the other spices mingle in your mouth giving an explosion of stunning flavour. It is for this reason why all the other islands have adopted Jerk.
Jerk is now viewed as a regional food, and everyone has their own special recipe to make jerk seasoning.
In Nicole’s class, Nicole will introduce visitors to all the jerk spices, provide history about jerk, and discuss the various ways jerk seasoning can be used to give your food its own West Indian style when you return home.
Most classes start at 11 AM with a Saturday class starting at 4 PM. Nicole walks visitors through each recipe, discusses the spices used, and talks about the history of West Indian flavours in her own lighthearted way. Visitors are asked to come on time and most acquire transportation either via a taxi or rented car. Directions are sent prior to the day of the class. All classes are taught in English.
A TYPICAL MENU:
A typical All about Jerk menu includes (depending upon the availability of certain ingredients):
Cocktails: A local juice and Nicole's Old Fashioned Rum Punch.
Appetizer: Coconut Crisps and Green Plantain Chips with Pineapple Salsa.
Main: Jerk Chicken with Grilled Pineapple, Plantains Wrapped in Bacon, Beans and Rice, and a Garden Salad.
Dessert: Coconut Tart.
Come visit us, learn to cook the West Indian way, and enjoy a wonderful view with new friends!
Cost is in US dollars and is on a per person basis. Cancellation is free when done over 24 hours before the tour date. Food allergies must be identified before the tour starts.