JAMAICAN PICKLED SALTFISH

Jamaican Pickled Saltfish (salted codfish) is a nice appetizer for any gathering of friends. We had some new friends-a Japanese family of four-over for dinner and I made this. It was a huge hit. It’s very easy to make and goes well with crackers. Enjoy! ٩(^ᴗ^)و   Ingredients 1lb Salted Codfish (boiled, deboned and shredded) 1 medium onion…

JAMAICAN CHICKEN SOUP (with garlic brats)

Jamaican chicken soup is made in a slightly different way from other chicken soups. I made some and had it with garlic brats on the side. The brats were served on a toasted hotdog bun with lettuce, tomato, cucumber and cheese, and condiments. Quite filling. (^^)   ‘Soup and sandwiches’ is an American favorite but it’s…

JERK-CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD

JERK-CHICKEN AVOCADO SALAD This is very easy to make. You can use baked, fried or jerked chicken to make it. It’s great for breakfast, for brunch or for a late lunch.     Feel free to substitute the white bread for something else. Enjoy! ٩(^ᴗ^)و Ingredients 1 leg & thigh (jerk-chicken, de-boned) or breast, if…

COFFEE BANANA PUNCH

COFFEE BANANA PUNCH Kick-start your day with this delicious energy booster! It’s one of my favorite breakfast beverages. If you can’t use whole milk then try your own milk substitute. Enjoy! ٩(^ᴗ^)و     Ingredients 1 large ripe banana (sliced) 200 ml whole milk 150 ml yogurt 5 to 7 ice cubes 2 Tbsp honey…

BAKED CHICKEN (Herbs & Spice)

BAKED CHICKEN (Herbs & Spice) This is one of my personal recipes that can be tweaked to suit your palate.   The most tedious part of this recipe is cleaning the chicken properly. Everything else is pretty easy. Enjoy! ٩(^ᴗ^)و Ingredients 24 wings (including drumettes) ½ cup organic mixed Herb & Spice dry rub (ground…

CUCUMBER DRINK

CUCUMBER DRINK Jamaica is tropical and my family drinks this all the time when we are there. This cucumber drink is my 2nd personal favorite; second only to my fantastic (acerola or West Indian) cherry drink. But the cherry drink is for another post. (^^) Since we’ve lived in Japan, we’ve always made this cucumber drink during the hot…

RUNDOWN (SALTED MACKEREL)

RUNDOWN (SALTED MACKEREL) An all-time Jamaican favorite: RUNDOWN. It is also called MACKEREL RUNDOWN since we use pickled mackerel to make it. Here is the recipe. Enjoy! ٩(^ᴗ^)و Ingredients 2 dried coconuts (fleshed, chopped and blended)  or 1 can of coconut milk (400ml) 2 cloves of garlic (chopped) 2 sprigs of thyme (stems removed) or…