Spice up your week with this easy recipe for Jerk Pork with Jamaican Rice and Peas. One bite and you won’t believe you aren’t in the Caribbean!!
As someone who has not traveled much out of the Continental USA, I get really excited when I get to stamp that passport and go somewhere new. Add to that somewhere the breezes are warm, the waters are clear and the drinks are cold and This Girl is happy, happy, happy!! That being said, it’s no surprise that our trip to the Caribbean last year was my dream come true. The only bad part was having to put my drink down, repack my bags and come back home. The dogs were
psychotic happy but sitting under a thatch roof, sipping a Pina Colada and staring out at the bluest waters I have ever seen is definitely my Happy Place.
Home Goods stores make me really happy too but it’s not the same.
Home Goods may have every brightly colored kitchen gadget you could imagine but they don’t have jerk pork and believe me, Jamaica DOES!! If you have never had jerk food, it is a very hot (spicy) way of marinating their chicken or pork and it brings forth a flavor you will not soon forget. Served up with plantains or rice, the contrast in flavors and textures is beyond compare.
So while I can’t take us all on a trip to the prettiest place on earth, I can at least bring some amazing food into the picture. Don’t forget to check out my Jerk Pork with Sweet Corn Cakes and also my Coconut Pineapple Smoothie … you will be feeling those ocean breezes in no time!
Ok.. a couple of things before I go … #1 – Jerk marinade is HOT HOT HOT!!! It creeps up on you and is no joke. So don’t be a hero and add in 5 or 6 or 8 peppers thinking I’m just being a girl and low-balling the heat. It’s HOT!! .. and #2 – This dish is amazing on it’s own but if you want to kick it up another notch, try it with my Pineapple Mango Salsa mixed in. My husband swears by it .. says the creamy coconut rice and the hot spicy pork topped off with the refreshing pineapple and mango pieces … it’s a perfect storm of flavor!!
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