What do you do when you want Jamaican beef patties (and you want them now), but you don't want to bake them? Make a mashup by turning them into tacos with a bright, fruity slaw.
'Jamaican' on Serious Eats
These flaky Jamaican meat patties are filled with curried ground beef, onion, garlic, and Scotch bonnet pepper, plus a slew of aromatic herbs and spices. Formed into half-moon shapes, the patties are cooked until golden in the oven—eating them is almost as good as an actual trip to Jamaica. Almost.
Spicy Jamaican chicken curry offers an island escape, sans flight.
Spicy-sweet jerk beef stew offers a taste of the Caribbean.
What's the first image that pops into your head when you think about Jamaica? Bob Marley? White sandy beaches? A certain smokable substance? Perhaps a steel drum band? Or maybe, if your mind tends to jump to more food related images, a smokey grill filled with jerk chicken and pork coated in that super spiced Jamaican seasoning that tastes like nothing else.