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Spice Up Your Meals With The Taste Of Jamaica!

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It's so easy for families to get lost in the monotony of the same old plain meals week in and week out, especially when they become a seamless habit to make. But the Balancing Act is exploring new ways to spice up your meals with a Jamaican flare.

Spice Up Your Meals With The Taste Of Jamaica!

Most people know about the spicy "Jerk" style seasoning blend that originated in Jamaica, but many are unaware of the rich cultural heritage behind this savory mixture of spices. The Jerk tradition is actually thousands of years old, a practice that was originally invented by native Arawak Indians who used peppers, sea salt, and a variety of other spices to flavor their meat and help preserve it. Today, the Jerk spice mixture is enjoyed all over the world on meat, fish, salad, and even popcorn! Pedro Plains Jamaica Jerk sauces are the best in the business, putting a modern twist on traditional Jerk tradition.

With options like passion fruit, honey, and BBQ, Pedro Plains Jamaica Jerk sauces provide the best of both worlds - spicy traditional ingredients and creative new flavors that the whole family can enjoy. You can make all of the old Jerk favorites like shrimp and chicken, while still enjoying a product that is mild enough to dip your chip into! Find out for yourself by picking up some Pedro Plains Jamaica Jerk sauce and trying out one of these mouth-watering recipes:

Steamed Jerk Shrimp


12 large peeled shrimp (1 ½ lb)
3 tablespoon Auntie Katie? Marinade
3 tablespoon olive oil - extra virgin


Rub Auntie Katie? Marinade on shrimp and place in covered bowl for 30 minutes. Oil sheet of aluminum foil with olive oil, then place shrimp on foil and close to create a sealed pouch. Place in a pre-heated oven at 350° for 12 minutes. Serve on pasta, rice or steam vegetables.

BBQ Jerk Chicken:


2-3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast
4 tablespoons BBQ Madness?


Wash and pat chicken dry. Marinate cutlets in BBQ Madness? Marinade for 1 hour. Best grilled on a BBQ but you can also bake it in the oven at 350° for 20 minutes. Then set to broil for the final 5 minutes.

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