Pimento wood smoked Jerk Pork, Chicken & Steak w/ Rice & peas and Sweet Plantains - Q-view

Discussion in 'Pork' started by big twig, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    I got married in Jamaica and that is also one of my favorite places to travel to. I was fortunate enough to learn a lot of the techniques and recipes from my travels to Jamaica from numerous Jerk shack owners and roadside oil drum cookers. Caribbean food is one of my favorite cuisines so I throw maybe 2 Jerk parties a year. Unfortunately I do not have all of the pictures from this party so I will make this short and sweet with what I have.

    Jerk marinated pork loins and as always ABT's

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    Jerk Chicken

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    Pork cut up and ready, chicken (bottom grate) about to hit the grill (filled with lump pimento wood charcoal) for a quick skin crisp

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    Nice smoke ring on that loin

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    Rice and Peas (rice and beans)

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    Chicken and Pork some of the chicken got a little too crispy (sorry about the bad pictures, stupid flash)

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    Pork with a little extra jerk sauce drizzled over it

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    Steak from that day was grilled, sliced thin and served as a appetizer with jerk sauce for dipping (didn't make the photos along with the fabulous coco bread I made, I know, I know didn't happen, it's OK cause I will do this again soon)

    This is the next night dinner with the plantains, rice & peas, some pork and jerk steak

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    Just looking at these pictures while posting makes me smell the jerk sauce, I have to make this again soon.

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    That looks awesome Twig..... I watched a show about the jamaican people who cooked great bbq and are famous for their rum......It was cool

    Joe
     
  3. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks great. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    My MOST Fav Jamaican meal is...Braised OX TAILS, with Rice and Peas, Butter sauteed Ripe Plantain and Steamed Cabbage...Heavy on the Matouk's West Indian Habanero/Papaya Sauce!... How far is Bethesda from Harrisburg? I'll bring a case of RED STRIPE!...JJ
     
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  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks excellent TWIG!

    I love jerk chicken!
     
  6. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic


    Thanks! Sounds like a cool show, do you remember what it was called?


    Thanks bmudd!


    Your killing me Chef, I haven't had ox tail in years (the last time I was in Jamaica) but now I will put that on the to-do list. That Matouk's West Indian Hot Sauce is really good too, my bottle ran out not to long ago, gotta buy some more even though it is tough to convince the wife that I need more hot sauce. Does she not understand each sauce is used for different things? Looks like it's only a couple of hours to get here, let me know when and I'll get the food going, you might want to bring more then a case of Red Stripe though, I mean if your drinking any [​IMG]



    Thanks AL, one of my favorites too!
     
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  7. Wow, that looks so good I think I just drooled all over my keyboard.

    I have never had jerked chicken before, or steak for that matter.

    Looks great though...

    Happy Smokin'

    Mike
     
  8. billyj571

    billyj571 Smoking Fanatic

    looks awesome..........
     
  9. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Great looking food, that jerk sauce turns up where ever West Indians went especially  UK . Nice to see you being so faith full to to the original, now all you need to do is start playing cricket.
     
  10. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Quote: Looks like it's only a couple of hours to get here, let me know when and I'll get the food going, you might want to bring more then a case of Red Stripe though, I mean if your drinking any [​IMG]

    Twig...TWO it is!...Need to plan for a Screaming Hot August Day to get that Full Island Effect!...Looking forward to comparing OX Tail Recipes...JJ
     
  11. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Got an old time Roman recipe for oxtail, celery,veal stock ,red wine sort of deal. Supposedly came down from the workers in the slaughter houses in what was the old Jewish quarter in Rome.  They were paid in cheap cuts,so there were tripe,oxtail,tongue,etc.
     
  12. moikel

    moikel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Cricket & calypso music for full deal.
     
     
  13. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks ptcruiserguy! You should definitely give Jerk a try, it's a great blend of flavors with a nice kick of heat.


    Thanks billyj!



    Thanks Moikel! Hahaha, I tried cricket once while at college in Miami and I was not very good but it was very fun.


    Sounds like a plan Chef!


    Sounds delicious!


    I always have reggae playing the whole time at these parties with a little soca (for my friends from Trinidad) mixed in.
     
     
  14. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    That all looks awesome!!!

    You could cook for me any time !!!!

    Mighty Tasty!!

    Bear
     
  15. big twig

    big twig Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bear! I would be more than happy to cook for you! [​IMG]   [​IMG]   [​IMG]
     
  16. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    TWIG...Me and the Bear are about the same distance away from You...I'm seeing a Jamaican Gathering coming together in MD...The Red Stripe count is going up!!!!...JJ
     
  17. Looks awesome Twig.  Let me know if you want to exchange jerk marinades sometime.
     

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