Jamaican Jerk Chicken/KickAss Grilled Pineapple

So, recently I have been in a grilling mood! Summer time and warm weather almost demand to fire up the grill and crack open a beer! So if you like your food with a little kick, and want to try something new and KickAss! on the grill , then here it is! This is a recipe taken from a restaurant in New York called Sugar Reef! So crank up the Bob Marley, and yell “COOL RUNNINGS!”, and enjoy this KickAss recipe!

“Jerking” : This method of cooking pork and chicken dates back to the Carib-Arawak Indians who inhabited Jamaica. After capturing an animal and thoroughly cleaning and gutting it, the Indians placed it in a deep pit lined with stones and covered with green wood, which, when burned, would smoke heavily and add to the flavor. But first, the carcass was “jerked” with a sharp object to make holes, which were stuffed with a variety of spices. The holes also allowed heat to escape without loss of moisture.

Ingredients:

  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground sage
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons garlic powder or fresh
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 lime juice
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper (or habanero)
  • 3 green onions — finely chopped
  • 1 cup onion — finely chopped
  • 4 to 6 chicken breasts

Method:

Mix all ingredients (other than chicken) in a food processor. Pulse 5-7 times or until everything is blended well! Pour this over the chicken in a large zip bag or container. Refridgerate for at least 2 hours, or up to 6 hours. Grill chicken over medium-high heat until juices run clear or until your mouth waters so much you have to eat!

 

Grilled Pineapple:

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple cut into 1 inch cubes
  • 4 oz. of fresh lime juice
  • 2 oz. brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp cinnimon

Method: 

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl (other than pineapple). Put pineapple on skewers and place over indirect heat on grill. Baste the pineapple in the lime mixture as it cooks. Turn pineapple several times and continue to baste, making sure all sides get covered in the mixture. The pineapple should be done in 3-6 minutes, or whenever you have KickAss grill marks on it! ENJOY!!

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