Best Jamaican Jerk Stands

by Concierge.com

Jamaica's unique gift to the culinary world is "jerk," a spicy seasoning-and-cooking technique that's used for chicken, pork, and fish.


The cooking process is simple (over a pimento-wood fire in a pit or oil drum) and very slow (up to four hours), and the secret is the marinade. Every pit master has his or her own secret blend of spices, but the basis of all jerk cooking is the Scotch bonnet—among the hottest of peppers.

Jerk dishes are usually served with roasted breadfruit and cornmeal fritters known as "festival".

Jerk stands first cropped up on the eastern coast, at Boston Bay Beach, a spot frequented mostly by Jamaicans until jerk was discovered by tourists.

Now you'll find jerk stands all over the island. Whatever the location, the sign of an authentic jerk stand is pimento smoke filtering into the air, a thatched roof, and locals loafing around playing dominoes and drinking Red Stripe beer.

Some of the most popular jerk stands are the Pork Pit on Gloucester Avenue in MoBay; Scotchie's (which many consider the best on the island) just east of MoBay, near the Holiday Inn and Half Moon resorts; the Reggae Jerk Center right on the beach at the Ritz-Carlton in Rose Hall (); and the Village Jerk Centre on DaCosta Drive in Ocho Rios (876-974-2549).

Source: Concierge.com 5/1/2009

Click here to post comments

Join in and write your own page! It's easy to do. How? Simply click here to return to Your Favourite Jamaican Attraction.

New! How to find dirt cheap flights to Jamaica? We explore the best options for you here.

Read More ...

Recommended For You ...

And, Before You Go!

Here (below) are some sweet deals on matching products at Amazon that you might have otherwise missed. 

Amazon.com, by the way, is the internet's most reputable retailer and usually showcases only the best products that are related to your search. Be sure to check them out.

Note: If link does not show, please click here to be redirected to our page at Amazon.com.


Great Articles You Might Have Missed

data-matched-content-rows-num="2" data-matched-content-columns-num="3"

Please help me get the message out by sharing this article with your friends on social media (links below). Thnx ;-)

Also connect with My-Island-Jamaica.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

Thank You!

P.S. Didn't find exactly what you were looking for? Still need help?

Click Here to try our dependable and effective Site Search tool. It works!

Or, simply click here and here, to browse my library of over 500 questions and answers! Chances are someone already asked (and got an answer to) your question.


About The Author

wellesley gayle - booking link

A patriotic Jamaican who adores his culture, Wellesley has been using this medium to share what he calls 'the uniqueness of Jamaica with the world' - since April 2007.  

To date, he serves over 8,300 unique readers / viewers per day.

His efforts have earned him featured positions in local publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner's Hospitality Jamaica, Carlong Publishers, as well as recognition from numerous prestigious international agencies and universities.

He invites you to join his friends list and stay updated on all the latest. You are also invited to join his exclusive patron community

copyscpe
Top Of Page
Wellesley Gayle

What's New? Click Here And See.

Trending Now

Site Sponsors

jamaica_click_down_here_visit_our_sponsors

Our Preferred Sponsors  & Friends (below)

(Our Sponsorship Policy)

Photographers in Jamaica
Wedding Photographers
Cars For Sale In Jamaica
Cars For Sale

JamaicaSunshine Tours.com

Click Here to Visit Our Sponsors' Page

Top Articles

What's New?

Below is a list of the very latest articles I posted on the site.

Recent Articles

  1. Memorable Golf Vacation Jamaica - At Your Favorite Jamaican Resorts

    Apr 17, 19 12:26 AM

    Golf Vacation Jamaica? Yes, we offer that too - available at your favourite Jamaican resorts

    Read More

  2. The Windrush Generation - What Does It Mean? What's The Scandal About?

    Apr 15, 19 10:25 AM

    What exactly is the windrush generation? What does it mean? And what is all the fuss about? We answered but also disected it to provide a clearer understanding.

    Read More

  3. Edna Manley - Jamaican Artist Extraordinaire

    Apr 14, 19 07:51 PM

    Edna Manley, Who is she? What Inspired Her? And what are her top works?

    Read More

  4. The History of Jamaica - From Tainos To Independence

    Apr 11, 19 11:51 PM

    From Arawaks to Columbus and then to Independence. The history of Jamaica is quite an interesting story. Follow me for some interesting insights.

    Read More

New!  I've created a Welcome Audio. Just click the Play button below to listen.

Please subscribe here to get my latest updates.