My 40th Birthday Jamaican Feast

Having a birthday on December 28th means your birthday never really gets celebrated. Nobody wants to go out in the downtime between Christmas and New Year.

But this year it’s my 40th, so I’m forcing family and friends to come round for a party. It’s going to be a Jamaican feast, including:

Slow Cooker Curry Goat

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As I’ve done before. This is getting cooked overnight, and can then sit on the warm setting until people arrive.

BBQ Smoked Jerk Chicken

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESAs I’ve done before. Which is jerk recipe from Cool Before Eating, and ATK’s smoked BBQ chicken technique. I did these the day before, and I’ll reheat them on the day.

Rice & Peas

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES From Jerk from Jamaica p120/121, but not dissimilar to this Caribbean Pot one.

Double Fried Plantain

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Like I’ve done before.

Corn on the Cob

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Fried Pineapple Salad

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Served in hollowed out pineapples! This Caribbean Pot recipe but with grilled/fried pineapple. Oh and I’m adding a few dashed of hot sauce rather than fresh scotch bonnets, so avoid any over-hot mouthfuls!

Curried Ackee in Bread Cups

I made the curried ackee the day before.

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Then the bread cups on the day, filled with reheated curried ackee.

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Real Taste of Jamaica p27.

Salt Fish Fritters

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESReal Taste of Jamaica p27.

Patties with Hot Sauce

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As done before.

Festival

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AKA savoury donuts. Real Taste of Jamaica p152.

Jerk Gravy

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From Cool Before Eating.

Chicken Strips

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Apparently children don’t like curry & spice (and all things nice…). So chicken breasts strips with breadcrumbs it is. (With a hint of Jamaican with allspice pepper and lime juice added while nobody was looking!)

Hot Sauces

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We have a nice selection :)

Hummingbird Cake

SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESLike I’ve done before, but Soph’s doing it this time, and of course it will have candles as it’s a birthday cake.

All together now…

After two days of prep… it’s finally time to eat!

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Breakfast the Next Day

Nothing Jamaican here, but waffles were had by all!

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Hmm seems some bacon fat has got on the camera lens…

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