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Jerk Chicken Nachos from 'Ultimate Nachos'

Of the many unique recipes in Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson's new cookbook, Ultimate Nachos, the sweet-and-spicy jerk chicken nachos stood out as a must-try. As any spice-fiend knows, jerk marinade is a potent blend of scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, scallions, lime, thyme, and a plethora of other spices. The meat, most often chicken, is grilled to add a serious layer of smoke to the flavor profile. Adding cheese and salsa to build nachos is therefore a balancing act, and Frank and Anderson do it with ease. More

Jerk Chicken Nachos from 'Ultimate Nachos'

Of the many unique recipes in Lee Frank and Rachel Anderson's new cookbook, Ultimate Nachos, the sweet-and-spicy jerk chicken nachos stood out as a must-try. As any spice-fiend knows, jerk marinade is a potent blend of scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, scallions, lime, thyme, and a plethora of other spices. The meat, most often chicken, is grilled to add a serious layer of smoke to the flavor profile. Adding cheese and salsa to build nachos is therefore a balancing act, and Frank and Anderson do it with ease. More

Jamaica: Learning the Secrets of Authentic Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is the most well-known Jamaican dish to have been exported from the island. You know what I'm talking about: moist pieces of poultry that are full of soaked-up marinade flavor, with burnished skin and crispy, blackened bits of meat courtesy of the grill the bird is cooked on. But if you've never had the chance to visit the tiny nation that jerk chicken hails from, then you've never really had the authentic dish. More

Sunday Supper: Jerk Half-Chickens

Most people who have spent time in the Caribbean have tried jerk seasoning. Jerk is a wet seasoning that most often includes garlic, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, lime and soy sauce and is most often used on chicken. Some of my favorite memories involving jerk chicken involve a long night at a beach bar, followed by a quick stop at a smoking grill on the side of the road for some spicy jerk chicken to fill me up before bed. Make sure to have lots of beer to serve alongside this chicken. More

BYOB of the Week: The Islands

“Someone who knows how to cook food is cooking this food.” Previous BYOBs Afghan Kebab House Angelica Kitchen Sigiri Ivo & Lulu Gazala Place Tartine As a West Village girl about to leave her borough behind, I know how hard... More

Ja's Jerk Chicken in Chicago: A Wing That Has the Thang

Whoever coined the phrase, "Ain't no thang, but a chicken wang" was clearly a careless philosopher. Because, after a lunch of jerk wings at Ja's Jerk Chicken in Chicago's Garfield Park neighborhood, I've found some wings that are quite clearly the thang. In fact, two hours after supping on them, my lips are still delighted, if not a touch inflamed, by the chili burn from their jerk sauce. Anyone considering collagen injections should just consider a weekly order of these instead. Ja's has no tables or even the stainless steel chest-high counter--a Chicago staple found at beef stands and rib shacks everywhere. I had to dine with the styrofoam clamshell while holding the wings precariously perched on the console of... More

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