What is Jerk Chicken and is it healthy?

What is Jerk Chicken, and is it healthy? Jamaica’s most famous and well-loved dish, Jerk Chicken, has made its way around the globe, being served up on dinner plates all over the world; but did you know this wonderfully flavourful and punchy dish has a rich history and even richer nutrient content? Many don’t. So, we’re here to answer all of your burning questions about this very famous of Jamaican recipes. What is Jamaican Jerk sauce made of? Traditionally comprising a fragrant spice mix made of allspice, peppers, thyme, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg and sage with fresh lime and orange juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, garlic, vinegar, onion and scotch bonnet peppers (an authentic ingredient however optional if you don’t like the heat), this perfectly balanced sauce is used to marinate chicken, fish, pork, seafood or even veg. Why is it called jerk [...]

2022-05-17T04:04:21+00:00May 12, 2022|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|

Quick and Easy Jamaican Recipes

Jamaican cuisine is one of the most vibrant and flavourful in the world. However, it seldom makes its way onto a standard family weeknight rotation as many are lost when it comes to creating Jamaican recipes at home. Though some can appear complex or contain hard-to-find ingredients, Jamaican cuisine is super-simple to whip up at home and has many local substitutes when it comes to Island ingredients. Loaded with fresh fruits, zingy citrus flavours, and fragrant spices, we’ve created a quick and easy guide on making Jamaican food recipes and bringing the taste of the Caribbean to your dinner table. Below are our top 10 Jamaican recipes and meal ideas using our Jamaican Jerk Blend: Jamaican Jerk Chicken Jamaican Grilled Jerk Prawns Jamaican Jerk Sweet Potato with Black Beans Jamaican Slow-Braised Pork Jamaican Rice and Beans Jerk Chickpea Curry Jerk Salmon Traybake Caribbean [...]

2022-05-17T04:03:57+00:00May 12, 2022|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|

10 Easy Homemade Burrito Recipes

10 Easy Homemade Burrito Recipes Arguably one of Mexico’s most well-known and celebrated dishes is the burrito; there is, however, a long history surrounding the humble tortilla pocket we all know and love. Along with requests for authentic Mexican burrito recipes, we get many questions about its origins and flavours, so we thought we would answer a few on this post, plus provide you with our top 10 easy homemade burrito recipes so you can whip them up yourself at home! Are burritos Mexican or Tex Mex? The origins of the Burrito date back to the early 1900s when, during the Mexican Revolution, a vendor named Juan Mendez traded on the streets of Ciudad Juarez. To keep produce warm whilst transporting it on his donkey-drawn cart, he wrapped it in a tortilla and the burrito, or ‘little donkey’, was born. Since arriving in [...]

2022-03-24T02:36:40+00:00March 24, 2022|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|

Mexican Breakfast Burrito Recipes

Mexican Breakfast Burrito Recipes Burritos are one of the globe’s most-loved Mexican dishes, but they don’t need to just be confined to lunch or dinner; some of our favourite authentic Mexican food recipes are Mexican breakfast burritos. A little indulgent and a whole lot of delicious, breakfast burritos make the ultimate weekend breakfast, and they are super simple to make! Below are a few of our favourite takes on authentic Mexican food recipes using our flavourful Mexican Burrito Blend. The Classic Breakfast Burrito First, up is a classic cooked breakfast turned burrito. This authentic Mexican breakfast burrito recipe combines fluffy scrambled eggs spiced with our Mexican Burrito Blend, crispy bacon, shredded cheese and fresh tomato salsa. Fast, simple and an absolute classic! The Veggie Breaky Burrito A fantastic vegetarian take on a simple breakfast burrito combining scrambled eggs spiced with Mexican Burrito blend, [...]

2022-03-24T02:35:59+00:00March 24, 2022|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|

Popular Jamaican food

Jerk Chicken Undoubtedly one of Jamaica’s most traditional and popular dishes, Jerk Chicken, is found everywhere on the island, from street stalls to top restaurants. Named after its cooking method called ‘jerk cooking’, chicken is coated in a paste made from chillies, spices and herbs and slow-cooked over pimento wood in old oil barrels until charred and super smoky. Jamaican Jerk Chicken is traditionally served with rice, peas, cabbage and fried plantains. Jerk marinade is also used to flavour beef, pork, goat, and fish and is regarded as an authentic Jamaican soul food as the people of Jamaica believe flavourful, vibrant food is good for the body and the soul. Click Here to view our very own Jamaican Jerk Chicken Recipe using our Jamaican Jerk blend plus many more to bring the flavours of Jamaica into your kitchen. Shop spices. Ackee & Saltfish [...]

2022-05-12T00:50:12+00:00July 31, 2021|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|

Traditional Mexican Cuisine

When it comes to iconic dishes in Mexico, there is certainly no shortage. Here are just a few of some of their delicious local gems: Mexican Street Foods We absolutely love Mexican street foods and everything international cuisine. See our inspired spices and our Mexican Burrito Spice that you can take home to bring the flavours of Mexico right into your kitchen.Shop spices. Tacos, Fajita, and Burrito Often when we think Mexican food, we think tacos! One of Mexico’s most popular taco varieties, Tacos al Pastor, dates back to the 1920s and 30s when Lebanese and Syrian migrants came to Mexico. ‘Al Pastor’ means ‘in the style of the shepherd’ and is where thin strips of pork are sliced off a spit and served on corn tortillas with onions, coriander, and pineapple. need a short description for burrito and fajita Tortillas and Enchiladas [...]

2022-03-15T21:37:47+00:00July 31, 2021|LATIN AMERICA, REGIONS|


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