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JAMAICA

3 1/2 lb chicken breasts

6 sliced scotch bonnet peppers

2 tbsp thyme

2 tbsp ground allspice

8 cloves garlic, finely chopped

3 medium onions, finely chopped

2 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp salt

2 tsp ground black pepper

1-2 tsp ground cinnamon (to taste)

1-2 tsp nutmeg (to taste)

1-2 tsp ginger (to taste)

1/2 cup olive oil

1/2 cup soy sauce

juice of one lime

1 cup orange juice

1 cup white vinegar

INGREDIENTS

JERK CHICKEN

cook time - 1 hour

COCO BREAD

cook time - 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

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chop the onions, garlic, and peppers. blend all of the ingredients in a blender to make jerk sauce. rub the sauce into the meat, saving some for basting, dipping later, and the salad.

 

leave the chicken in the fridge to marinade overnight.

grill the meat slowly until cooked, turning regularly. baste with some of the remaining marinade while cooking.

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2 packets yeast

1 tsp sugar

1/4 cup warm water

1 egg

1 cup warm milk

1 tsp salt

3 1/2 cups white flour

1/2 cup melted butter

sift the flour and salt. cut the butter and shortening into small pieces, add the flour along with the cold water. work in the flour until the mixture resembles breadcrumbs.

form the mixture into a ball, wrap and leave in fridge for 30 minutes. while the pastry is setting in the fridge, cut out the meat from the coconut and grate it to use for filling.

roll the pastry into a thin layer and cut about 16 circles from it. form a casing with each pastry circle by crimping the edge. place the casings on a greased tray and partially bake in the oven at 350˚ for 15 minutes.

place the grated coconut, sugar, nutmeg, and water in a sauce pan and cook gently for about 15 minutes. add the butter and cook for 5 more minutes.

fill each of the shells with filling and bake for 15 more minutes.

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2 large coconuts

2 cups brown sugar

1/2 tsp grated nutmeg

2 tbsp water

1/2 tbsp butter

GIZZADA

cook time - 1 hour

INGREDIENTS

4 cups flour

2 teaspoons salt

3 1/2 oz. butter

2 1/2 oz. shortening

1 cup cold water

mix the yeast, sugar, and water together. beat the egg and stir into the mixture. stir in milk and salt. stir in 2 cups of the flour.

slowly add more flour, stop when the mixture becomes stiff. knead dough until it is smooth... this should take about ten minutes.

transfer the dough to a clean bowl and add some of the melted butter. roll dough around until completely coated in butter. cover with a damp towel for one hour to let rise. preheat oven to 425˚.

divide the dough into 10 pieces and roll each piece into a circle, about 1/4 inch thick. brush the dough with melted butter then fold in half.

place folded pieces on a well greased sheet and place on the bottom rack of the oven. bake until golden brown... should take about 15 minutes.

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