You might have guessed from the title that we were feeling a little Caribbean on Saturday, so we invited a bunch of folk round (including James, Steph, Mark, Jen, and some regular non-tweeting folk) and applied a theme: Jamaica. I came up with a few new recipes, and there were even some guest contributions. Bashment! (Okay, enough Jamaican words).
The closest to rain we’ve had! Hit-and-miss all day, but thankfully the rain stayed off until (literally) ten minutes after we finished cooking.
Well, this was a good one! For a start, Mark brought his very delicious coffee-rubbed pork tenderloin with watermelon salsa. Alas, he hasn’t given me a recipe yet, but I’ll bully it out of him, mmkay?
Also on the savouries menu: Jamaican Pork Burgers with Caribbean Mango Salsa, Caribbean Chicken Kebabs, and venison sausages we happened to have (not Jamaican. Sorry). Alas, due to other beer-related things, I didn’t take many pictures (not even my trademark picture of all the food on the grill). However, the pictures in those recipes linked above are all from the barbecue.
We finished with a rather nice dessert thought up by Jen (with, I believe, a little help from a cookery book). Start with sliced pineapple, grilled on the barbecue until it has scorch marks (note: best clean the barbecue with a wire brush first. We realised this the hard way). Put each grilled slice into a bowl, douse with a dessert spoon of rum, top with coconut ice cream and passion fruit pulp, and sprinkle with desiccated coconut. It’s <insert Jamaican word for “quite nice”> here. Thanks, Jen!
So that’s the Jamaican adventure done with. Any suggestions for the next one? We’re thinking Mexican…