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    Default Happy Independence Day Jamaica!

    Saturday, August 6th, is Jamaican Independence Day and all the more reason to have dinner party.
    I just finished the meat prep and I'll post some photos after the food is cooked tomorrow.

    Here's the menu:

    Jerk Chicken Wings with Ossie's Hot Sauce (direct from Negril, Jamaica)

    Jerk Boston Butt with Boca Boys Island Style Jerk Rub

    Curried Goat Stew with carrots, mushrooms, and tiny potatoes

    Sides: Rice and Peas, Salad, Festival, and Corn on the Cob

    Desserts: Rock Buns and Cannoli (okay, just a bit of Italian)

    And of course, several large bottles of Ting and Appleton Reserve Dark Rum

    Everyting irie, mon! Happy Birthday Jamaica!

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    Last edited by fawnridge; August 7th, 2016 at 03:29 PM.
    Ricky Ginsburg
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    Boca Raton, Florida
    (just a 75 minute plane flight from paradise)

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    Jerk Pork

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    Ricky Ginsburg
    On the web, always open

    Boca Raton, Florida
    (just a 75 minute plane flight from paradise)

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    Jeez... And I thought I cook well ENJOY!!!

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    Hi fawnridge,

    Loving how much you enjoy our food and culture...Thank you for sharing these great pics....Hurry 'home' soon
    Michelle Gordon
    On-Island Social Media Coordinator
    Couples Resorts

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    Thanks Michelle. We'll be back to CSA on Oct 21 for 9 nights. Our 11th trip together, my 26th to CSA, and 34 overall since 1982. I fell in love with Jamaican food on my first trip to what was then just called Couples Jamaica, now CTI, in August of 1982. Our first meal was jerk chicken, rice and peas, festival, and cole slaw. I ate several entire chickens before I tumbled out of the chair. The following day, I hired a car and driver and we drove into Boston Bay. To say that I ate at a dozen different jerk shacks is no exaggeration. I went back to the one that had the best flavor profile and bought the cook a six-pack of beer in exchange for his dry rub recipe on a 3x5 index card written in pencil. Sadly, the card has vanished over the years, but the recipe is intact on my website.

    I cook jerk chicken at least once a week and make a Wata bottle full of Ossie's jerk sauce last six months, just enough until we return to Negril twice a year. The Rock Buns were my first time, well actually the second time. I screwed up the first batch using baking soda instead of baking powder and they came out like cake. I made these the following day and they were spot on perfect. Suzi made the Festival, also a first time, and they tasted as good as any we've had in Jamaica. Hey, maybe we could hire on cooks for part of our stay?
    Ricky Ginsburg
    On the web, always open

    Boca Raton, Florida
    (just a 75 minute plane flight from paradise)

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