Best Jamaican Jerk Stands
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.
Back To The Top Of This Page
New! Get My Latest Book👇🏿
You asked, I've answered! You no longer need to save for months or years, to enjoy paradise!
JAMAICA On A Budget is your passport to experiencing what I call 'The Real Jamaica' on a budget!
I spilled the beans! sharing my top tips on finding cozy accommodations and secret gems, only the way a native could! Click Here to pick it up on my e-store and start saving now!
See The Best Of Jamaica - In Videos!
My channel reaches over 140,000 subscribers worldwide and has leveraged over 11 million views, sharing, what I call 'The Real Jamaica'. Subscribe today and join our family of viewers.
P.S. Didn't find 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.