Jess’ Super Hot Jerk Chicken

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This recipe and others can be found in the following article:

Authentic Jamaican Jerk

story and Location Photos by Jessica McCurdy Crooks; Food Photo by Norman Johnson



2 Scotch bonnet peppers (or substitute habaneros), seeds and stems removed, minced
1 cup minced onion 
1 tablespoon thyme 
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 
1 tablespoon ground allspice 
1/4 cup vinegar 
Jerk rub/seasoning (see recipe here
1 whole chicken, cut in quarters (leave skin on)


In a bowl, combine the peppers, onion, thyme, black pepper, allspice and vinegar. Rub the mixture into the chicken pieces and marinate for at least 2 hours.
Prepare a charcoal grill, adding 2 cups of soaked chips from pimento or hickory wood. Over low heat, cook until meat is firm, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Sprinkle with jerk sauce before serving

Fiery Foods Bookazine to Hit Newsstands

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On June 28th, my latest publication, entitled “Popular Plates: Fiery Foods” will hit all the major newsstands in the U.S., including Barnes & Noble, Home Depot, Borders, Costco–all the big box stores.  The publisher, Source Interlink Media is printing 200,000 copies, which is by far the largest print run of any of my publications.  Essentially, this is a book in …

Ribs Are Tough on the Outside

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Dr. BBQ:   I have a question about smoking ribs. I use an electric smoker with pouches of soaked wood chips for smoke. They turn out pretty good except the outside layer is somewhat tough. I smoke them meat side up for the entire time and then wrap in aluminum foil to let stand for about an hour. Any suggestions? …

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Dave, Hello, and thank you for reading my email. I recently tasted a few drops of hot sauce (actually an extract) rated at 1.5 million Scoville Heat Units. While the pain in my mouth was quite intense, it was nothing compared to the headache I experienced about 60 seconds after tasting the extract. It was a severe pounding that started in the …