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Jerk Chicken Wraps and Mocktails | Caribbean Food Week

August 21, 2017

Once again it’s that wonderful time of the year again, Caribbean Food Week! Dr W loves Caribbean food so we love to celebrate by cooking tasty food and drinking tasty cocktails.

With Dr W having been away and me having a super busy week. We decided on a simple way to celebrate Caribbean Food Week this time. I marinated chicken in a simple jerk paste and gathered the other ingredients for Jerk Chicken Wraps. We also took to mocktails this year instead of our usual Dark and Stormy‘s. I’ve shared the recipe below for these.

Caribbean Food Week - Jerk Chicken Wraps

Caribbean Food Week - Food

We opted for wraps because they’re simple. I fried off onion and pepper, then added in the marinated chicken and a bit of extra paste. Cooked it all on the hob for 15-20 minutes until the chicken was cooked through. I also prepared some sliced avocado and our other sides. Mainly hot sauce, and some sour cream to cool it all down. We tried out the Encona Hot Sauces, super hot, but an amazing extra kick (to an already hot dinner)!

Caribbean Food Week - Jerk Wraps

Caribbean Food Week - Spicy Jerk Chicken Wraps

To cool it all down we made some lovely refreshing drinks. Our mocktail was fresh and fruity and super easy to make…

Fruity Ginger Fizz

  • 5ml Raspberry syrup
  • Juice of half a lime
  • Can of ginger beer
  • Ice
  • Lime wedges to garnish
  1. Fill your glass with ice, we used those hipster Kilner things.
  2. Pour the lime juice and raspberry syrup into the glass, add the ginger beer then stir.
  3. Garnish with lime wedges and funky straws. Enjoy!
  4. NB. If you wanted to make it boozy, you could add rum in at step 2 as well.

Caribbean Food Week launched in 2012, this year it runs from 21st-27th August. Check out the Facebook Page for celebrations and giveaways. If you’re lucky enough to live in London, Grace Foods will be holding a Caribbean Food festival in celebration at Windrush Sq Brixton on 25th and 26th August – be sure to check it out.

Will you be celebrating Caribbean Food Week? What’s your favourite Caribbean Dish? Let me know in the comments,

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P.S. Post in collaboration with Caribbean Food Week and Grace Foods. As ever all words and photos are my own.

12 Comments

  • Reply Rosie August 22, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    These look amazing will definitely have to give them a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:11 pm

      They’re super tasty and super easy to make!

  • Reply Jo August 21, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    My daughter’s boyfriend loves hot sauces, so I bought him the Encona one. He loved it. Definitely giving your mocktail a try but perhaps with a little rum.

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:12 pm

      They’re great sauces for any hot sauce fan! The mocktail would definitely work with a glug of gin ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Hannah Gets Hench August 21, 2017 at 1:03 pm

    These look divine Emma! You’ve made me really hungry haha. And the ginger drink seems like the perfect accompaniment, isn’t it weird that ginger helps with spice rather than making it more spicy?

    Hannah x

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s always odd how it reduces spice but it seriously works ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Telina August 21, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    This looks delicious! I love jerk chicken, so I really want to try this. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      No worries, glad you like my post ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s very tasty – hope you enjoy if you make them!

  • Reply Rhiannon D'Averc August 21, 2017 at 12:28 pm

    There’s just something about making wraps at the table which is so satisfying. Guaranteed to make any food better!

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:22 pm

      I love wraps! Most definitely a meal that is quite sociable when you’re assembling it and sharing with others. Very enjoyable ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Old Fashioned Susie (@OldFashionedSus) August 21, 2017 at 7:53 am

    I love the spices of this type of food! Never made it myself though!

    • Reply MissPond August 27, 2017 at 9:23 pm

      You should definitely give it a go! It’s so easy ๐Ÿ™‚

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