FC: Jamaican Cuisine By: Jason Ellenberger
1: Introduction Jamaican cuisine consists of many different ethnic groups that have conquered the island through the years. These groups include the Spanish, English, the Arawak Indians, East India, Chinese, and African. These groups all influenced the cuisine in different ways. The Spanish brought fruit and spices, the English brought tea, East India brought curry, Asians brought rice, and the Africans used common food to create their own variety's of the cuisine.
2: Grilled Jerk Shrimp 5 TBSP olive oil 2 TBSP lime juice 2 1/4 TSP jerk seasoning 1/4 TSP salt 12 jumbo shrimp peeled and deveined 1. Heat a charcoal grill until the coals have white ash. 2. Add olive oil, lime juice, jerk seasoning, and salt in a large bowl and mix. 3. Add shrimp and let stand for 10 minutes. 4. Grill shrimp 6 inches from the flame for about five minutes on each side.
3: 1. Heat charcoal grill. | 4. Grill the shrimp for 5 minutes on each side. | 2. Mix olive oil, lime juice, jerk seasoning, and salt. 3. Add shrimp and let stand for 10 minutes.
4: Jamaican Fried Dumplings 4 cups flour 2 TSP baking powder 1 1/2 TSP salt 1/2 cup butter 1/2 cup cold water 1 cup vegetable oil 1. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. 2. Cut in butter with a pastry cutter. 3. Mix in water until the mixture can form a ball. 4. Heat oil in a large skillet until hot. 5. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty. 6. Place dumplings in the oil and fry until golden brown. 7. Drain on paper towel before serving.
5: 2. Cut butter in with a pastry blender. | 1. In a large bowl mix flour, baking powder, and salt. | 3. Mix in water until the mixture forms a ball.
6: 4. Heat oil in large skillet until hot. 5. Break off pieces of the dough and shape into a patty. | 6. Place the dumpling into the oil and fry until golden brown.
7: Jamaican Beef Patties 2 cups flour 1 1/2 TSP curry powder 1 dash salt 1/4 cup margarine 1/4 cup shortening 1/3 cup water | 1 small onion, chopped 1 scotch bonnet pepper 1 TSP curry powder 1TSP thyme 1 TSP salt 1 TSP pepper 1/2 cup beef broth 1/2 cup bread crumbs 1 egg, beaten | 2 TBSP margarine 1 pound ground beef
8: 3. Cut in margarine and shortening until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 4. Stir in water until the dough forms a ball and set aside. | 5. Sauté onion, and scotch bonnet pepper. 6. Once that is done remove from the pan. | 1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. 2. In a large bowl mix together flour, curry powder, and salt.
9: 10. Roll out the dough and cut into circles. | 9. Then add the bread crumbs to the beef. | 7. Brown the pound of beef. 8. Add curry, thyme, salt, and pepper.
10: 14. Add pan to the preheated oven. | 12. Roll the edge over and close the ends op. 13. Add rolled patties to a greased pan. | 11. Add a spoonful of beef to the patties.
11: Jerk Chicken 1/2 cup white vinegar 2 Scotch Bonnet peppers 1 red onion 2 green onion tops 1 TBSP thyme 2 TBSP olive oil 2 TSP salt 2 TSP black pepper 4 TSP all spice 4 TSP cinnamon 4 TSP nutmeg 4 TSP ginger 2 TSP molasses | 4 chicken thighs 1/2 cup lime juice Salt and pepper
12: 3. Chop tomatoes and add to the blender. | 2. Then cop an onion and put it into the blender. | 1. Put vinegar, hot peppers, green onion tops, thyme, olive oil, salt, pepper, allspice, cinnamon nutmeg, ginger, and molasses into a blender.
13: 6. Once marinated put the chicken on a pan. | 5. Rub the marinade into chicken and put in the refrigerator for 30 minutes. | 4. Blend until smooth.
14: 7. Bake in a 350 degree F oven for 50 - 60 minutes.
15: Jamaican Coffee Cake For cake: 2 1/4 cups flour 3/4 TSP baking soda 1/2 TSP baking powder Salt 4 oz. salted butter 1 1/2 cups sugar 2 eggs 2 small bananas 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 TSp vanilla extract | For filling: 1 pound sugar 1 pound sugar 6 eggs 1/8 cup sifted cocoa 1/4 cup strong coffee 1/4 cup espresso
16: 3. Combine sugar and butter. | 2. Sift together flour, baking soda, baking powder. and salt then set aside. | 1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
17: 6. Then add the bananas. | 5. Add eggs one at a time. | 4. Blend together until almost white.
18: 9. Fold in dry ingredients until completely mixed and the mixture is smooth. | 8. Add the vanilla and mix. | 7. Add the yogurt.
19: 13. Add 1 pound of sugar to the butter. | 12. For the add 1 pound of butter to the mixing bowl. | 10. Pour into a greased 8 inch cake pan. 11. BAke for 40 minutes.
20: 16. Put coffee into a cup. | 15. Add eggs to the mixture one at a time. | 14. Beat until almost white.
21: 17. Add the cocoa to the coffee and mix. 18. Add espresso to the mixture.
22: 22. Take cake out of the pan and let it cool. | 21. Check cake to see if it is done with a toothpick. | 19. Add mixture to the butter/sugar mix. 20. Mix the mixtures together.
23: 26. Put cake into the freezer for 2 hours and serve cold. | 24. Put half of the filling on top of the bottom half. 25. Put the second half on top and then add the rest of the filling onto that. | 23. Cut the cake in half and put the bottom half back into the pan.