Whenever I travel to other major cities I usually always visit a Jamaican restaurant. I love the bold flavours and simple but tasty cooking style and Brisbane doesn't really have any authentic Jamaican eateries yet.
When I came across this range of Jamaican rubs & sauces from The Ja Joint last year I was very excited. Not only are they made right here in Brisbane, they are damn good and I can now easily cook some of my favourite Jamaican dishes at home.
Now for even more good news - we're now stocking them at Meat at Billy's. There are four products in the range and they're all extremely versatile. You can make all sorts of delicious things with them.
Here's a quick and easy recipe we think you'll enjoy.
Sweet Potato Chips Jerk Seasoned – oven baked and healthy
Preheat hob and oven on high add small amount amount of oil
Cut sweet potato in to chips and pan fry on a high heat when oil is hot
Turn the chips to give an even golden crispy seal.
Remove from pan and drain on paper towel.
Toss through 1-2 tablespoons of Jamaican Jerk Rub & place in baking tray
Pop in oven for 20 minutes on 180 degrees
Homemade Jamaican Spiced Burger – with some attitude
Dice 1 onion and fry off with some chopped garlic for 2 minutes.
Add 2 tablespoons of Jamican curry mix and stir.
Soak 1 white bread roll in water, drain and pull into small pieces
Mix onion, garlic and bread through 500 grams of mince (beef, chicken or pork).
Season with salt and pepper add 2 tablespoons of flour to bind. Mix through.
Roll into balls and flatten. Fry on a medium heat and turn after 5-10 minutes. After the first turn, place a wedge of the tastiest cheese you can find on top of the cooked side of the pattie. The cheese will then melt while the other side is cooking.
Serve in a soft bun and add Jamaican BBQ sauce to the base, fresh lettuce, beetroot, tomato and if you like it hot, add some Jamaican Habanero Hot Sauce for a real spicy kick!