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Our Irie Menu

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The menu for our soon to be opened location is now live. In a few weeks we will be opening the doors to our brand new location in Industry City, Brooklyn, and with a new restaurant comes a new menu, a better menu. With authentic island eats such as Jerk Chicken, Curry Goat, Jerk Chicken Salads, Oxtails and Natural Juices, our revamped menu will have you drooling and bringing you to the islands lounging under a Coconut Tree. This menu will also be introduced at our current Long Island City location next year after renovations are completed.

Check out our Irie Menu by clicking the link below and remember ReCaFo is Irie Food!

Irie Menu

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ReCaFo

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Coffee Sauce

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Sometimes you are making that perfect meal and you need the perfect sauce or glaze to top it all off. That UMPH that will send your dish to another dimension and make its partakers even hungrier. Today we give you a tasty yet simple recipe for a Coffee Sauce. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 12 people

  • 1 can(s) Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Instant Coffee
  • 4 tablespoon(s) white rum or whisky

Coffee Sauce Directions

Add coffee to sweetened condensed milk.  Use a whisk and fold until they are evenly combined.

Add the white rum or whisky and mix well.

To Serve:  Serve with Cornmeal Pudding.
Method Note:  Sherry or brandy may be substituted for the white rum or whisky.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

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explorejamaica

Get Out and Explore!

Jamaica is known for the sand, sea, and sun, therefore making it a perfect destination for a vacation or just a quick getaway. There is so much to do, you will never be bored or unoccupied. When making a trip to Jamaica, don’t just go to the touristy spots, enter into uncharted territory. The Blue Mountains, The Cockpit Country, the small community river where all the locals go on a Sunday evening, the farmer reaping watermelons, the jerk man on the hillside road, the shrimp woman in Middle Quarters, St. Elizabeth or the handcart man selling a whole island of fruits from his stall in Downtown Kingston. Travel should be about exploration not just a beach and delicately prepared hotel food. Travel should open up your eyes to different cultures, norms, societies, beliefs, and most of all, experiences.

So on your next trip to Jamaica, go out and explore. Make it an adventure!

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Grilled Chicken Breasts

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Chicken, Chicken, Chicken! How would we survive without this meat? It is one of the most flavorful, succulent, and diverse meat out there. Today we give you a sumptuous Chicken recipe to get your grill on while the summer lasts. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 10m

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper
  • 4 whole chicken breast
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup(s) Vinegar
  • 1 cup(s) Marmalade or Guava Jam
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) balsamic vinegar

Grilled Chicken Breasts Directions

De-bone Chicken Breasts and wash with a mixture of vinegar and water. Flatten with a mallet.

Season with salt, black pepper and garlic, set aside.

Combine Marmalade or Grace Guava Jam,  Balsamic Vinegar and scotch bonnet pepper in a sauce pot and dissolve over low heat.

Remove from flame and allow to cool.

Pour the cooled marmalade mixture over the seasoned chicken breasts and marinate for 10 minutes.

Add drained chicken breasts to a pre-heated grill and cook on both sides for 5 minutes each.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Garden Salad

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Who doesn’t love a great tasting, refreshing, healthy salad? It is a great way to cool down and avoid over-stuffing. Today we give you a nice recipe to accompany your Sunday dinner. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 1 person

  • 1 head(s) iceberg lettuce, torn in small pieces
  • 1 small red onion, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced

Garden Salad Directions

Toss all ingredients together.

Pour on dressing just before serving.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Coffee – Yogurt Shake

The summer has been a hot one so far, and we are all seeking ways to shake off the heat. Today we give you a great tasting, super simple recipe to do just that. Jamaican coffee is one of the best in the world, and its addition to this recipe will make you love it even more. Check it out below.

DifficultyEasy

Preparation time: 10m

 

Ingredients

For 1 people

  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 cup(s) plain unflavoured yogurt
  • 1 cup(s) soda water
  • 1 tablespoon(s) sugar
  • 6 whole ice cubes
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Instant Coffee

Coffee-Yogurt Shake Directions

Combine all ingredients except ice cubes in a blender.

Blend adding the ice cubes one at a time, until smooth.

Enjoy

What do you think about this recipe, have you ever had it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

via Grace Foods

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Herb Pasta

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Pasta is a well known dish all over the world, and it is also used in Jamaica, but it is eaten on special occasions and sometimes  used as a part of the famous Sunday dinner as a salad side dish. Today we will give you a tasty and easy recipe for Herb Pasta. Check it out below.

DifficultyEasy

Preparation time: 15m

Cooking time: 15m

Ingredients

For 5 people

  • 2 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) sweet pepper, diced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) onion, chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon(s) garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoon(s) basil, chopped
  • 1 packet(s) Pasta Shells, boiled and drained

Herb Pasta Directions

Boil Grace Pasta Shells according to instructions on package.  Drain and set aside.

Heat Vegetable Oil and use to saute chopped onion, garlic, escallion, sweet pepper, tomato and basil.

Mix in the pasta and sprinkle with black pepper.

Allow to simmer for about 3 minutes.

Serve:  Serve with your favorite protein.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Chicken Chop Suey

The Chinese played an integral role in the development of Jamaican culture and cuisine. Dishes like the Chop Suey and Sweet and Sour Chicken are popular dishes all over the island, and can be found in almost every Chinese restaurant. Today we give you a tasty recipe to create your own Jamaican Chop Suey dish. Check it out below.

DifficultyEasy

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 15m

 

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 2 stalk(s) escallion
  • 1 tablespoon(s) soy sauce
  • 1 small sweet pepper, julienne
  • 1/4 cup(s) Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 2 cup(s) pak choi, chopped
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cornstarch
  • 2 stalk(s) celery, julienne
  • 2 cup(s) cabbage, coarsley chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 2 medium carrots
  • 2 whole chicken breasts

Chicken Chop Suey Directions

De-bone and cut chicken breasts into strips, wash with a vinegar and water solution.

Season with salt, soy sauce and garlic. Set aside.

Cut celery, carrots, sweet pepper and pak choi into strips, coarsely shred cabbage and chop escallion.

Heat 2 Tbsps. Vegetable Oil in a frying pan. Add celery and carrot and saute for 3-5 minutes.

Add sweet pepper, pak choi, and cabbage and stir fry until crunchy.  Remove from the frying pan.

Add the remaining oil, if necessary, and saute escallion until transparent.

Add seasoned chicken and fry lightly.

Dissolve cornstarch with water and add to the cooked chicken.

Continue cooking for another two minutes or until slightly thickened.

Return the cooked vegetables to the frying pan and toss well.

Method Note: Additional seasoning may be added if necessary.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

Irie,

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Recipe of the Day: Fish with Orange Sauce

We all love fish, well most of us do. It is a great tasting  and diverse form of seafood that offers you a good amount of protein and other nutrients. Today we give you a tasty recipe in which you will combine the flavor of the tropics with the  taste of the warm tropical seas. Check it out below.

DifficultySuper easy
Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 15m

 

Ingredients

For 6 people

  • 1/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1/4 cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) garlic, chopped
  • 1 cup(s) Orange Juice
  • 1/4 cup(s) White Cane Vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Soft Margarine
  • 1 cup(s) flour
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger, grated
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 6 slice(s) fish fillet
  • 1 teaspoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Black Pepper

Fish with Orange Sauce Directions

Clean and wash fish in a solution of vinegar and water.

Season fish fillets with salt, black pepper, and chopped garlic. Set aside.

Combine flour and baking powder and coat fish fillets. Shake off excess flour.

Heat Vegetable Oil in a skillet and lightly fry fillets until golden brown.

To Make Sauce

Bring Orange Juice to a boil, add grated ginger and cornstarch mixture. Stir and add Soft Margarine and stir until margarine has dissolved.

TO SERVE: Serve fish fillets with Orange Sauce and garnish with orange slices.

Serve with steamed Long Grain Rice, dasheen, breadfruit or yam.

Enjoy

What do you think about this recipe, have you ever tried it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

via Grace Foods

Irie,

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Recipe of the Day: Golden Pork Chops

Pork is a really tasty and flavorful meat for those who eat it. It is not as diverse as chicken but still can be prepared in many different ways. Today we give you a sumptuous Pork recipe for you summer cookouts. Check it out below.

DifficultyEasy

Preparation time: 20m

Cooking time: 40m

Ingredients

  • 1 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1/2 cup(s) soy sauce
  • 1 cup(s) Tomato Ketchup
  • 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 4 whole pimento berries
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon(s) ginger, grated
  • 1 tablespoon(s) raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper,chopped
  • 1 cup(s) hot water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 8 whole pork chops
  • 1 cup(s) orange juice
  • 1 medium onion, chopped

Golden Pork Chops Directions

Clean pork chops and season with soy sauce, half the ginger, salt and chopped onion. Cover and allow to marinate in the refrigerator for two hours.

Heat Vegetable Oil in a large skillet and use to brown pork chops on each side.

Remove pork chops from skillet and set aside. Drain about a half of the oil from the skillet. Return to the flame and use to saute the remaining ginger, scotch bonnet pepper, escallion, thyme and pimento berries.

De-glaze the pot with hot water, then return the pork chops to the skillet. Add orange juice and allow to cook until tender.

Mix in the Tomato Ketchup and the raisins and simmer for a further 5 minutes.

TO SERVE: Serve with slices of Roasted Sweet Potato and a tossed vegetable salad. Garnish with orange slices.

RECIPE NOTE:
De-glaze – To add a liquid such as wine or stock to loosen food particles stuck to the bottom of the pan.
Saute – To fry briefly over high heat.

 

Enjoy

via Grace Foods

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