Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Jerk Dressing

ReCaFo is the home of good tasting, authentic Jamaican Jerk. Nowhere else will you find a Jerk Chicken more succulent, flavorful and packed with spice. We have given you a few recipes before that involves using Jerk Sauce to help spice up the dish and today we take it to another level with the Jerk Dressing. Check it out below.


For 6 people

  • 1 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Jerk Seasoning (from your local grocer)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar

Jerk Dressing Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Whisk or shake mixture until thoroughly combined and sugar is dissolved.


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It’s Vacation Time!

ReCaFo | Real Caribbean Food:

Ready to go to Jamaica?

Originally posted on Becoming the Oil and the Wine:

The summer holidays are the best time for most people to take their vacation since the children are out of school for two months. Some people may stay at home during this time while others will spend their vacation in another country.

Every summer for the past twelve years I would return home to Jamaica to spend a few weeks. My children would look forward to this in order to spend quality time with family and friends. We also enjoyed spending a week or two in one of the all-inclusive hotels on the north coast in Jamaica.

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5 Healthy Breakfasts For Weekday Mornings

ReCaFo | Real Caribbean Food:

Great breakfast ideas to get your day off to a healthy start…

Originally posted on WLIF-FM:

The daily rush out the door makes mornings hectic, but that’s no excuse for skipping a healthy breakfast. Instead of ignoring the morning meal or swinging through a drive-through for a calorie-laden fast food breakfast for you and your kids, plan ahead for a quick and healthy meal from your own kitchen. Most of these recipes are simple enough that kids can help to make them, with a little supervision.

Old Fashioned Rolled Oats

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Quick and easy oatmeal doesn’t have to come from a packet!

In a deep, microwave-safe bowl, combine 1/3 cup of old-fashioned oats with 2/3 cup of water. Microwave for two minutes. When the cooking time has ended, stir in a handful of frozen blueberries, a splash of milk, a dash of cinnamon and a swirl of real maple syrup. Adding in your own extra to the oatmeal allows for you to control the…

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Gungo Peas & Rice

The Gungo bean is the next most popular bean protein in Jamaica right after the Red Peas. The Jamaican Gungo pea is a leguminous shrub that can attain heights of 5 m. Jamaican Gungo pea probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin. The slave trade took the Jamaican Gungo pea to the West Indies, where its use as bird feed led to the name “Jamaican Gungo pea” in 1692. You can get the Jamaican Gungo Peas in your nearest food market where it is sold in cans and mostly imported from Jamaica or Central America. Check out the recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m

Cooking time: 30m


For 4 people

  • 1 ounce(s) Anchor Butter, Unsalted
  • 2 ounce(s) onion, chopped
  • 1 ounce(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 ounce(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s) pimento berries
  • 1 ounce(s) ginger, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon(s) scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 can(s) Gungo Peas
  • 3 cup(s) water
  • 1 ounce(s) brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 4 floz Coconut Milk
  • 1 pound(s) Rice

Gungo Peas and Rice Directions

 In a pot over low flame, melt butter and saute onion, garlic, escallion, thyme, pimento, ginger and hot pepper for 2 minutes.

Add Grace Gungo Peas, water, sugar, salt and Coconut Milk.  Wash rice and place in the pot.  The water should just be enough to come 1 1/2 inches above the rice.

When liquid comes to a boil, reduce the flame to very low, cover pot with cling wrap and allow to steam for about 30 minutes.

Steam until grains have swollen and burst.

Note:  The rice must not be steamed over a medium flame.

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Fish in Batter with Lemon Sauce

Fish is a great source of protein and other great nutrients that does not only taste great but also very versatile, almost as much as Chicken. Today we give you a great recipe for a nice Fish Fillet with a delicious Lemon Sauce (and you know how good Fish is with lemon). Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 20m

Cooking time: 20m


For 5 people

  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) black pepper
  • 2 pound(s) Fish Fillet
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/2 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 1/2 cup(s) flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup(s) water
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Margarine
  • 2 tablespoon(s) cornstarch
  • 1/4 cup(s) granulated sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 2 cup(s) water or milk
  • 3 tablespoon(s) lemon or lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon(s) lemon rind

Fish in Batter with Lemon Sauce Directions

Cut fillet into serving size pieces and season with salt and pepper.

To Make Batter:

Mix dry ingredients together and set aside.  Whisk egg and add water.

Pour liquid into dry mixture and beat until smooth.

Dip pieces of fish into the batter, then fry in hot oil until golden brown.  Drain on absorbent paper.

To Make Lemon Sauce:

Melt margarine in a saucepan.  Mix in the cornstarch, sugar and salt.

Gradually stir in the water or milk and cook stirring constantly until mixture thickens.

Remove from flame and stir in the lemon or lime juice and rind.

To Serve:  Serve with Lemon Sauce and a baked potato or with boiled rice.  Garnish with lemon wedges.


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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Carrot Cake

The Carrot is an underestimated vegetable. Not only is it packed with cell building and age defying nutrients, but its also a great way to boost up your palate through various means. The Carrot can be juiced to make a delicious drink, cooked in stews, used as crudites, blanched in vegetable meals, and used to make mouthwatering desserts. Today we give you one of the dessert recipes in the form of a cake. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 25m

Cooking time: 50m


For 1 person

  • 10 ounce(s) all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 2 teaspoon(s) cinnamon powder
  • 3 medium eggs
  • 10 ounce(s) sugar
  • 1 tablespoon(s) vanilla essence
  • 1 3/4 cup(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 8 ounce(s) carrot, peeled
  • 4 ounce(s) nuts, crushed
  • 4 ounce(s) raisins, soaked

Carrot Cake Directions

Pre-heat oven to 180°C/350°F; grease and line a 10 inch cake pan.

Sift together the dry ingredients and set aside.

Using an electric mixer, beat eggs until blended. Gradually add sugar and cream until light and fluffy.

Add vanilla, Vegetable Oil and shredded carrot, beat to incorporate.

Divide the dry ingredients into three, folding in each portion of dry ingredient well with the carrot mixture, before adding the other portion.

Add nuts and raisins and incorporate thoroughly.

Scrape the batter into the prepared pan and bake until the cake springs back when touched lightly (for approximately 45 minutes).

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack.


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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Crunchy Chicken Wraps

Breakfast, lunch or dinner does not have to be as difficult as we think. Sometimes its as hard as getting a dozen different items from the store but sometimes it can also be as easy as just rolling a couple ingredients into a wrap to make the perfect meal. Today we give you a tasty Crunchy Chicken Wrap recipe that will leave you and your partakers wanting more. Check it out below.

Difficulty: Super easy

Preparation time: 20m


For 2 people

  • 2 tablespoon(s) Mayonnaise
  • 2 3/4 teaspoon(s) prepared mustard
  • 2 can(s) Chicken Chunks
  • 1/4 cup(s) sliced water chestnuts, chopped (optional)
  • 1/4 cup(s) green onions, chopped
  • 1/4 cup(s) celery, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Sliced Sweet Peppers, chopped
  • 2 whole Spinach Tortillas
  • 1 cup(s) lettuce, shredded

Jamaican Crunchy Chicken Wraps Directions

 In a small bowl, combine Mayonnaise and mustard.

Stir in the Chicken Chunks, water chestnuts, onions, celery and chopped Sliced Sweet Peppers.

Spread over tortillas; top with lettuce and roll-up tightly.

Recipe Note:  Tortillas should be 8 inches and served at room temperature.


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My Caribbean Vacation, Mon.

Originally posted on nycwithjordan:

Greetings everyone!

I finally managed to find time between studying and traveling to post to my blog again. After my most recent vacation in the Caribbean, my inspiration to post has been reignited. Thus, I am beginning a series of posts to basically recap my recent trips all across the US, Caribbean, and Mexico.

So sit back, relax, and enjoy!

On Sunday, May 24th, my family and I embarked on a cruise (Royal Caribbean all day) for a week to celebrate my recent graduation from graduate school. This trip not only allowed for adventure, copious amounts of eating and tanned skin, but also brought my family closer.

Enjoy this picture collage, if you will, as I take you through an exciting Caribbean getaway!

The Food:

It is so easy to put on weight while on vacation (especially a cruise). Literally, it is an all-inclusive resort at sea. Not only is…

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