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Jamaican Jerk

Although “jerk” might not be the nicest thing to say to someone, this Jamaican jerk recipe will turn your BBQ or kitchen into an even more awesome place to be!

Jerk ingredients
Jerk ingredients

What you’ll need for 4 persons:
– 500 gr chicken thighs
– bunch of spring onions
– some hot chillies (habanero if you dare)
– 1 teaspoon Badia All Spice
– 2 cloves of garlic
– squeeze of lime juice
– a big dash of La Choy soy sauce
– 2 cm fresh ginger, peeled and chopped
– teaspoon of brown sugar

Clean the spring onions, chop them into 2 cm pieces and add them to the food processor.

Remove the stalks and the seeds (optional) from the chillies and add these to the spring onions together with the All Spice, garlic cloves and the ginger, blend until all the ingredients have made a smooth paste.
Add the soy sauce and the brown sugar and give it a good stir.

Place the chicken in a bowl and add the marinade, coat well and leave it to marinate for at least 45 minutes.

In the mean time get your BBQ ready, the fire should not be too hot when cooking chicken or it will char quickly because of the soy sauce.
If you’re not planning on having a BBQ, you can fry the chicken in a frying pan with some olive oil on medium heat. Cook the chicken for about 8 minutes each side.

Serve with rice & beans, a fragrant mango salad and a big glass of water !

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