Caribbean Food

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Jjerk is becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy this savory meat that already has a reputation for a strong, gamey flavor. The ribs, loin, and tenderloin are suitable for quick cooking, but other cuts are best for long braising. Check out this recipe for Jerk Goat Ribs from aspiring Jamaican chef Brittany Blackwood. Can be found at: We haven’t found it yet but if you know a restaurant or vendor that serves jerk goat, add their profile on www.F1RST.com and write a detailed review!

Jjerk is becoming an increasingly popular way to enjoy this savory meat that already has a reputation for a strong, gamey flavor. The ribs, loin, and tenderloin are suitable for quick cooking, but other cuts are best for long braising. Check out this recipe for Jerk Goat Ribs from aspiring Jamaican chef Brittany Blackwood. Can be found at: We haven’t found it yet but if you know a restaurant or vendor that serves jerk goat, add their profile on www.F1RST.com and write a detailed review!

What started as a street food delight ended up on the menus of some of Jamaica’s top restaurants. Salty cuts of pigtails surrounded by flavorsome pork fat and bone-deep deliciousness make this a fave among many. Imagine all that innate flavour given a suckerpunch from a jerk marinade then smothered in sweet, smoky barbecue sauce. Heavenly!

What started as a street food delight ended up on the menus of some of Jamaica’s top restaurants. Salty cuts of pigtails surrounded by flavorsome pork fat and bone-deep deliciousness make this a fave among many. Imagine all that innate flavour given a suckerpunch from a jerk marinade then smothered in sweet, smoky barbecue sauce. Heavenly!

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Seafood lovers are in for a real treat with this island delicacy. Conch meat is revered worldwide for its unique taste and aphrodisiac properties. The meat is extracted from its shell, pounded to tenderize, and marinated in jerk seasoning. The little bits of succulence usually get wrapped in foil and thrown on the grill, and is ready for eating in about 30 minutes. What you get is sweet, tender chunks of conch swimming in its own spicy juices from the jerk marinade. Deliciousness!

Seafood lovers are in for a real treat with this island delicacy. Conch meat is revered worldwide for its unique taste and aphrodisiac properties. The meat is extracted from its shell, pounded to tenderize, and marinated in jerk seasoning. The little bits of succulence usually get wrapped in foil and thrown on the grill, and is ready for eating in about 30 minutes. What you get is sweet, tender chunks of conch swimming in its own spicy juices from the jerk marinade. Deliciousness!

This marine crustacean is considered a delicacy and many people love its rich taste. Plump lobster tails smothered in melted butter infused with a blend of local herbs and spices and cooked to perfection makes jerk lobster a delectable choice among seafood lovers.

This marine crustacean is considered a delicacy and many people love its rich taste. Plump lobster tails smothered in melted butter infused with a blend of local herbs and spices and cooked to perfection makes jerk lobster a delectable choice among seafood lovers.

Sausage is a big hit among jerk lovers, and can be found at almost any jerk centre. Common options include: pork, chicken, and lamb sausages. There’s no denying the pleasures of biting into a scrumptious, juicy sausage perfectly spiced with local seasonings.

Sausage is a big hit among jerk lovers, and can be found at almost any jerk centre. Common options include: pork, chicken, and lamb sausages. There’s no denying the pleasures of biting into a scrumptious, juicy sausage perfectly spiced with local seasonings.

Owing to their rich flavor, chicken necks are commonly used for making chicken stock. But these less-desirable cuts also make tasty stews, and – you guessed it – jerk! Since chicken necks are mostly bones with little meat and moderate fat, the trick is to extract the flavor by chewing the bones. Word on the street is that University of Technology (UTech), one of the island’s top universities – has one of the best spots to enjoy jerked chicken neck.

Owing to their rich flavor, chicken necks are commonly used for making chicken stock. But these less-desirable cuts also make tasty stews, and – you guessed it – jerk! Since chicken necks are mostly bones with little meat and moderate fat, the trick is to extract the flavor by chewing the bones. Word on the street is that University of Technology (UTech), one of the island’s top universities – has one of the best spots to enjoy jerked chicken neck.


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Jerk rabbit is one of the newest jerk trends and has gained popularity over the years, given the increasing disposition of locals to adapt a more discerning palate. In fact, there has been increased demand for rabbit meat, especially among hoteliers and gourmet restaurants across the island. Rabbit is a generally lean, slightly sweet meat with a closely textured flesh that has virtually no fat and is very high in protein and makes a good alternative to chicken.

Jerk rabbit is one of the newest jerk trends and has gained popularity over the years, given the increasing disposition of locals to adapt a more discerning palate. In fact, there has been increased demand for rabbit meat, especially among hoteliers and gourmet restaurants across the island. Rabbit is a generally lean, slightly sweet meat with a closely textured flesh that has virtually no fat and is very high in protein and makes a good alternative to chicken.

Even though lamb has debuted on the jerk scene a few years now, it still remains relatively arcane among Jamaican consumers. Nonetheless, the unquestionable succulence akin to the gaminess of mutton makes this perfect for jerk, pleasing the palates of many local foodies and persons wishing to sink their teeth into an alternative jerk meat dish.

Even though lamb has debuted on the jerk scene a few years now, it still remains relatively arcane among Jamaican consumers. Nonetheless, the unquestionable succulence akin to the gaminess of mutton makes this perfect for jerk, pleasing the palates of many local foodies and persons wishing to sink their teeth into an alternative jerk meat dish.

Brazilian churrascaria meets Texan steakhouse meets fine dining…what more can you ask for? If the 50 different items on the salad bar menu aren’t enough to excite you, the attentive gauchos bearing gifts in the form of delicious selections of prime meat – chicken, pork, lamb, sausage and beef – should definitely do the trick! An entertaining and satiating experience all at once, Texas de Brazil is one of those places you can’t help but fall in love with.

Brazilian churrascaria meets Texan steakhouse meets fine dining…what more can you ask for? If the 50 different items on the salad bar menu aren’t enough to excite you, the attentive gauchos bearing gifts in the form of delicious selections of prime meat – chicken, pork, lamb, sausage and beef – should definitely do the trick! An entertaining and satiating experience all at once, Texas de Brazil is one of those places you can’t help but fall in love with.

Whatever Kava may be lacking in square footage it makes up for with is inventive menu featuring 18 Artisan brick oven pizzas, gourmet burgers, pastas and more. Whether you choose to dine in the minimalistic dining room or on the outdoor patio the restaurant’s delicious food, impressive wine list, expert mixologists and world renowned beer collection all come together to provide a trendy, intimate dining experience.

Whatever Kava may be lacking in square footage it makes up for with is inventive menu featuring 18 Artisan brick oven pizzas, gourmet burgers, pastas and more. Whether you choose to dine in the minimalistic dining room or on the outdoor patio the restaurant’s delicious food, impressive wine list, expert mixologists and world renowned beer collection all come together to provide a trendy, intimate dining experience.

With a menu featuring Asian and Continental cuisine, Town has a dish to satisfy a range of palettes. It’s indoor and outdoor dining areas, along with both take-out and delivery services make this restaurant quite versatile in its offerings. The chic decor, prime location on The Boulevard and a bar that’s open quite late also make it a great option for after-work and weekend limes

With a menu featuring Asian and Continental cuisine, Town has a dish to satisfy a range of palettes. It’s indoor and outdoor dining areas, along with both take-out and delivery services make this restaurant quite versatile in its offerings. The chic decor, prime location on The Boulevard and a bar that’s open quite late also make it a great option for after-work and weekend limes

La Cantina’s wood burning stone oven has developed a reputation for creating some of the most delicious pizzas in Trinidad and Tobago, including the inventive ‘Tobago’, topped with tomato, mozzarella, pineapple and shrimp; and the traditional ‘Trinidad’ that replaces the aforementioned shrimp with pepperoni. Generous salad portions and a menu of 40 pizzas including vegetarian, meat and seafood options, make it a great place to dine.

La Cantina’s wood burning stone oven has developed a reputation for creating some of the most delicious pizzas in Trinidad and Tobago, including the inventive ‘Tobago’, topped with tomato, mozzarella, pineapple and shrimp; and the traditional ‘Trinidad’ that replaces the aforementioned shrimp with pepperoni. Generous salad portions and a menu of 40 pizzas including vegetarian, meat and seafood options, make it a great place to dine.

Seafood is always on the table when you’re in Tobago and you can’t find a more beautiful setting to enjoy gourmet dishes than Seahorse Inn’s seaside location. Dining on delectable lobster or perfectly prepared shrimp is an ideal way to spend the night but for those not that enthusiastic about shellfish there are great lamb, pork and chicken dishes as well as. If you’ve still got room left for dessert, try the pineapple cheesecake – it will forever change the way you feel about dessert.

Seafood is always on the table when you’re in Tobago and you can’t find a more beautiful setting to enjoy gourmet dishes than Seahorse Inn’s seaside location. Dining on delectable lobster or perfectly prepared shrimp is an ideal way to spend the night but for those not that enthusiastic about shellfish there are great lamb, pork and chicken dishes as well as. If you’ve still got room left for dessert, try the pineapple cheesecake – it will forever change the way you feel about dessert.

Some would say Buzo is as close to Italy as one could get in Trinidad and Tobago. After you’ve tried one of their dishes – ranging from their homemade pastas to their signature pizzas – you may be inclined to agree. The modern decor is a pleasant contradiction to the rustic exterior of this Warner Street address and the service inspires loyalty among their customer base. It also doesn’t hurt that the chicken and lamb dishes are halal and some of their pasta offerings are gluten free.

Some would say Buzo is as close to Italy as one could get in Trinidad and Tobago. After you’ve tried one of their dishes – ranging from their homemade pastas to their signature pizzas – you may be inclined to agree. The modern decor is a pleasant contradiction to the rustic exterior of this Warner Street address and the service inspires loyalty among their customer base. It also doesn’t hurt that the chicken and lamb dishes are halal and some of their pasta offerings are gluten free.

Italian and Japanese is an unlikely pairing but the More Vino and More Sushi somehow figured out a way to make it work. The Vino side offers a great wine selection and unrivaled pasta dishes while the Sushi portion creates rolls that many claim are the best in the country.

Italian and Japanese is an unlikely pairing but the More Vino and More Sushi somehow figured out a way to make it work. The Vino side offers a great wine selection and unrivaled pasta dishes while the Sushi portion creates rolls that many claim are the best in the country.

One of the few outdoor dining patios with a view, Chaud Cafe & Wine Bar is a calm alternative to the more hectic dining hubs of The Avenue and The Boulevard. The international menu is influenced by the tradition of Spanish tapas and Lebanese mezze and the extensive wine collection offers an impressive selection if you’re looking for the perfect pairing with your meal.

One of the few outdoor dining patios with a view, Chaud Cafe & Wine Bar is a calm alternative to the more hectic dining hubs of The Avenue and The Boulevard. The international menu is influenced by the tradition of Spanish tapas and Lebanese mezze and the extensive wine collection offers an impressive selection if you’re looking for the perfect pairing with your meal.

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