My wife and I are big time foodies. Whenever we get a chance, we try new restaurants in our area. We are really into ethnic food. Since we have a young child now, we have started cooking more at home. I have always been a big fan of jerk chicken which is a jamaican dish. I have visited Jamaica a few times and I make sure to eat plenty of it every time I go there. Back home in the USA, there are two or three jamaican restaurants in my city and they all have really gook jerk chicken. If you have never tried it, it is very spicy and and gives your tongue a really good kick. When I eat it while having a beer, it seems to have an even extra kick
Okay, I have been enjoying this dish for several years but have always wanted to know how to make it. I found some recipes online but every recipe I found required all kinds of ingredients that I could not seem to find in my grocery store. My luck changed when my best friend gifted me with a jamaican cookbook called Sweet Runnings (sweetrunnings.com) for Christmas last year. This is probably one of the nicest cookbooks that I have ever owned. It has a ton of jamaican recipes and most of the recipes have pictures. I made jerk chicken using the recipe in the cookbook and it came out spot on. Instead of having to make the jerk seasoning from scratch like in other cookbooks I have seen, Sweet Runnings recommends that you use jerk seasoning from the store. This is awesome because McCormick makes a jerk seasoning that you can find in any store in America. Once I combined this with the other ingredients in the recipe, my chicken came out awesome.
I can’t wait to try many of the other recipes in the book!