Today's Special Meal is...
Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken (charcoal-grilled leg/thigh, or, breast meat) served with
Moors & Christians (Cuban-style black beans and rice)
Plantains, and Jamaican Cassava Dumplings
Be adventurous and take your taste buds on an “island tour” right here in La Manzanilla! If you’ve never tried Jerk Chicken, here’s the chance to have the real deal, though not too spicy-hot. “What is ‘Jerk’?” you ask.
Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork and chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, lamb, vegetables, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called "pimento" in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers. Other ingredients may include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, brown sugar, ginger, and salt.
Nowadays, the word "Jerk" is used as a noun to describe the seasoning applied to jerked food and as a verb to describe the process of cooking used.
Tastes really delicious!
Sunset today at 8:14 PM. Best photos taken from Bambu Sunset's front row tables.
Come and relax with a House Specialty Sunset Margarita!