Food

Food Court

Jerk Chicken, Jerk Pork, Jerk Lobster, Jerk Shrimp, Jerk Corn, Jerk Patties, Jerk Ice Cream, Everything Jerk! Over 30 vendors offering tasty cuisine to satisfy every taste bud.

Publix Jerk Cook-Off Pavilion

Cooking demonstrations & Cook Offs - Chefs of all distinction put their culinary skills to the test as they compete for cash, bragging rights and the coveted Dutch Pot Trophy. Top chefs demonstrate and sample innovative Jerk recipes. Local celebrities compete in a lively Quick Fire Contest. Wine experts pair spicy Jerk dishes with fine wine.

Nuh worry! The Publix Jerk Cook-Off Application Soon Come!

Grace Kitchen

Get tips on how to create many tasty Jerk dishes using Grace products.  Learn creative cooking techniques as chefs demonstrate their culinary skills with finger-licking creations. Sample these tasty bites and take home some Grace products to try in your kitchen.

Jerk Fusion

Meet  Karin Vickers, cooking up delights at JERK FUSION!!!
 
JERK FUSION brings something new and exciting to the jerk festival that enhances the culinary offerings.
We mix authentic jerk with other ethnic flavors to create a new and wonderful culinary experience!
We will be serving the original jerk pork belly tacos.  We introduced them to the festival last year and they were a big hit last year, so we are bringing them back this year  AND we’re adding a couple of new menu items
  • Banh mi – it’s our take on a Vietnamese style sandwich.  It has jerk beef brisket mixed with some Vietnamese flavors
  • Our handmade, artisan jerk chicken sausages sandwiches
 
Street food is a popular culinary phenomenon now with food trucks and food festivals being widespread.  We figure street food should be convenient and easy to eat.  So everything we serve can be eaten on the go, while people walk around and enjoy all that’s happening at the festival.
 
We are excited about this year’s festival.  We invite everyone to stop by the JERK FUSION food booth.

 

JAMAICAN JERK RECIPES

Try these tasty Jerk recipes and you too can become an expert at preparing mouth watering Jerk dishes to impress family and friends. Your secret is safe with us.

Jerk Grilled Shrimp with Mango Coulis

Serves 4

Ingredients
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lime juice
3 garlic cloves, minced
4 tablespoons Jerk seasoning
2 tablespoons olive oil
20 large shrimp, peeled and deveined
4(12”) bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
Sea salt and pepper to taste
2 ripe mangos, peeled and diced
1 ounce rice wine vinegar juice
1tablespoon honey
1 ounce dark rum

Method
In a large mixing bowl combine the orange juice, lime juice, garlic and jerk seasoning. Slowly whisk in the olive oil. Place the shrimp into the marinade and allow the shrimp to sit for about 20 minutes.

Thread the marinated shrimp onto the skewers. Lightly season with salt & pepper. Grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the shrimp are bright pink in color.

Combine mango, vinegar, honey and rum in a blender or a food processor and puree until smooth. Season to taste with salt & pepper. 
Drizzle the grilled shrimp with mango coulis and serve.

Grilled Pineapple with Spiced Vanilla Rum Sauce

Serves 20

Ingredients 
1 pineapple
12 bamboo skewers, soaked in water
1 vanilla bean
1 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 orange, zested and juiced
½ cup dark spiced rum
¼ cup demerara sugar 
Pinch sea salt
4 tablespoons butter, melted

Method
Preheat grill.

Cut around the pineapple to remove the skin. Cut into 4 wedges and discard the core. Slice the pineapple to long strips. Push a skewer through each piece for easy grilling and serving.

Split vanilla bean and scrape out the seeds. Place vanilla beans and  seeds, cardamom, orange juice and zest, rum, and sugar in a 1 ½ quart saucepot on high heat. Ignite the rum allow all of the alcohol to burn off and reduce the sauce by two thirds. Add the salt. Remove from heat and whisk in the cold butter.

Baste grill pineapple 6-8 minutes. Towards the end of the grilling use half of the sauce to baste the pineapple until they are starting to caramelize.  Remove from grill and serve pineapple with the remaining glaze.

Jerk Grilled Chicken Strips with Honey- Curried Yogurt

Serves 4

Ingredients
4 chicken breast, each cut into 4 strips
½ cup grape seed oil
3 tablespoons Jerk seasoning
Sea salt and pepper to taste
16 bamboo skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes
1 cup Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon orange blossom honey
1½ teaspoons curry powder
½ teaspoon kosher salt

Method
Place chicken strips, oil and jerk seasoning in a zip top bag, and rub to make sure the chicken is coated evenly, cover and allow to marinate in refrigerator for one hour.

In a small mixing bowl stir the yogurt, honey, curry powder and salt. Stir to combine. Reserve to serve with the grilled chicken strips. Thread the marinated chicken onto the skewers and grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until the chicken is just cooked through.