ioctane

Weekend Track: “Love You Like I Do” by I-Octane

This track is one that is great for the lovers out there. I-Octane sings from the heart as he professes his love for the lady in his life. The lyrics are warming and sensual. Check it out below.

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romainvirgo

Weekend Track: “Soul Provider” by Romain Virgo

Jamaicans are famous for doing great covers of some of the world’s classic hits and this one is no different. Romain Virgo does a reggae rendition of Michael Bolton’s original 1989 hit “Soul Provider” and it is one of the best covers out there. The reggae influenced track takes on a Jamaican vibe with every word and Romain owns the song. You would never be able to tell it wasn’t his original record if you didn’t know the original. Watch the video below.

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ReCaFo

 

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Curried Tripe & Beans

Tripe and Beans is a popular dish not only in Jamaica, but al over the Caribbean. It is a rich source of protein and also taste great. So today we give you a recipe for you to make your own Curried Tripe & Beans. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 20m

Cooking time: 40m

Ingredients

For 1 people ()

Recipe

  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup(s) White Vinegar
  • 1/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 2 stalk(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) green sweet pepper, chopped
  • 4 clove(s) garlic, crushed
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 8 cup(s) water
  • 2 tablespoon(s) ginger, chopped
  • 2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 tablespoon(s) curry powder
  • 1 cup(s) Coconut Milk
  • 1 tablespoon(s) pimento berries, crushed
  • 3 pound(s) cow tripe
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Caribbean Traditions Black Pepper
  • 2 tablespoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 can(s) Butter Beans

Curried Tripe & Beans Directions

Clean and wash the tripe  in a mixture of White Vinegar and water.

Bring to boil 4 cups water, add tripe and scald for about two minutes, discard water when finished.

Season tripe with 1 tablespoon curry powder, 1 tablespoon scotch bonnet pepper escallion, 1 tablespoon ginger, pimento berries, onion, garlic, salt, and Black Pepper and rub in the seasonings allowing it to marinate for 1 hour.

Heat Vegetable Oil add the remainder of scotch bonnet pepper, curry powder and ginger and allow to burn to develop flavour.

Add the seasoned tripe and stir well.

Add 8 cups water, cover and seal the pressure cooker and bring to a boil.

Allow to pressure cook for about 35 minutes or until the tripe becomes tender.

Turn off the flame and allow pressure cooker to cool fully before opening.

Return to flame, add Grace Coconut Milk, tomatoes, green sweet pepper and the Grace Butter Beans, stir and allow to simmer for about 10 minutes.

 

To Serve: Serve with boiled green bananas, yam, and dumplings or boiled white rice.

Enjoy

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via Grace Foods

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jahcure

Weekend Track: “All Of Me” Cover by Jah Cure

“All Of Me” is a soulful, romantic, passionate single that is originally done by American R&B artist, John Legend. The song currently sits at number 3 on the Billboard Hot 100. However, you know us Jamaicans, once something is good we have to put out own spin to it. So today we give you Jah Cure’s rendition of this awesome song as the Weekend Track. Check it out below.

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tropical punch

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Tropical Punch

The spring and summer seasons are upon us, thankfully the dreadful winter is gone, for the rest of this year at least. We will be sweating like bulls not far from now, getting all dehydrated and looking for quick solutions to relieve our discomfort. Today we give you a refreshing recipe to do just that when the time comes. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 4 people ()

Recipe

  • 1 cup Mango Juice
  • 1 cup Carrot Juice
  • 1 packet Lemonade Drink Mix
  • 1 cup Guava Juice
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1 bottle ginger ale
  • 1 cup Pineapple Juice

Directions

Mix one packet of Lemonade with 4 cups water.

Add all other ingredients to the lemonade and mix well.

To Serve: Serve Chilled.

ENJOY

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Pan Fried Snapper with Citrus Sauce

We all love a good fish recipe. It is something that when done right, can be one of the tastiest meals you have ever had. Today we give you a recipe for a sumptuous Pan Fried Snapper with Citrus Sauce. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 30m

Cooking time: 25m

Ingredients

For 6 people ()

Recipe

  • 2 pound(s) Fish Fillet
  • 1/4 cup(s) White Vinegar
  • 4 cup(s) water
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Black Pepper
  • 1/2 pound(s) flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  •  Citrus Sauce:
  • 2 cup(s) Orange Juice
  • 2 cup(s) Grapefruit Juice
  • 2 tablespoon(s) dark sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) Hello Margarine
  • 2 teaspoon(s) garlic, minced

Directions

Clean fish in a mixture of vinegar and water; drain and pat dry with a clean kitchen towel.

Season fish fillet with salt and pepper.  Coat in flour then shake off the excess.

Heat Vegetable Oil in a skillet and fry fish for 2 – 4 minutes on each side.  Remove from oil and drain on absorbent paper.

Combine the orange and grapefruit juices in a saucepan and reduce by half.  Mix in the sugar, margarine and minced garlic.

Serve the Pan Seared Fish drizzled with the Citrus Sauce.

For Plating:  Place Stir Fry Callaloo and Cabbage on the base of the dinner plate.  Arrange two overlapping pieces of fish on the vegetables then drizzle with the Citrus Sauce.  Serve with Potato Pancakes, boiled rice or starch of your choice.

ENJOY

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whoknows

Weekend Track: “Who Knows” by Protoje ft. Chronixx

After bringing you two great weekend tracks by Chronixx a few weeks ago, we are back again with another track that this creative youth is featured on. Alongside Protoje, who is another young Jamaican reggae crooner flying the cultural flag high, Chronixx adds an awesome voice to the track making it another Jamaican anthem. Check it out below.

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