This week for My Kitchen, My World, we traveled to Jamaica, courtesy of Laura (One Happy Hubbard). While I have been to several Caribbean countries, I have never been to Jamaica. It’s on my travel list, though. Several months ago, Tony Bourdain ( No Reservations), showcased different aspects of Jamaica, so if you have a chance to catch repeats, it’s worth watching.
My daughter and I love jerk seasoning. I guess that just yells Jamaica, doesn’t it? Too bad that she missed the Jamaican dinner, though, since I made it the day she flew back east.
I always keep a jar of this jerk seasoning on hand that I get at Cost Plus World Market.
Usually, I use it on pork chops, but this time I focused on chicken, marinating it for about one hour before sautéeing. I also soaked some dried red beans, cooked them, and then mixed them with some leftover rice for the side dish. It was a truly delicious combination.