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
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
As 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
From Jerk from Jamaica p120/121, but not dissimilar to this Caribbean Pot one.
Double Fried Plantain
Corn on the Cob
Just boiled, as I don’t have time to get the BBQ out again on the day.
Fried Pineapple Salad
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.
Then the bread cups on the day, filled with reheated curried ackee.
Salt Fish Fritters
Patties with Hot Sauce
AKA savoury donuts. Real Taste of Jamaica p152.
From Cool Before Eating.
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!)
We have a nice selection :)
Like 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!
Breakfast the Next Day
Nothing Jamaican here, but waffles were had by all!
Hmm seems some bacon fat has got on the camera lens…
2 thoughts on “My 40th Birthday Jamaican Feast”
It was a great feast – I was there. My favourite was the goat and the salt fish fritters. Breakfast next morning was good too – waffles galore.