Jerk Seasoned Chicken Wings – frozen
Perfect for the barbecue or oven. Save yourself time by purchasing the pre-marinated uncooked chicken wings.
It is said the Jamaican diet contributes to the country’s high ranking and popularity at the Summer and Winter Olympics. We attribute the performance of Usain Bolt and other Jamaican athletes to jerk seasoning and patties, staple Jamaican foods.
Jerk is a unique Jamaican seasoning or marinade made from a combination of Pimento (also known as allspice or Jamaica pepper), Scotch Bonnet Pepper and other spices and herbs. Both pimento and scotch bonnet pepper are indigenous to Jamaica. Incidentally pimento is the only spice native to the “New World”.
The Arawaks (Tainos), original natives of Jamaica, established jerking, this authentic method of Jamaican cooking. It involves placing highly spiced meat over a pimento wood fire and allowing it to cook slowly. It was a local option to salt curing which helped to prevent spoilage in the tropical heat. The liberal amounts of indigenous spices and peppers preserved meats and made them taste delicious when cooked over the open fire.
Enjoy this Take & Bake Jamaican favourite.
Prepare your outdoor grill with a medium-high fire, place marinated chicken on grill and let cook for at least 40 minutes or when juices run clear when pierced with a fork. Just before chicken is fully cooked using a silicone brush baste to keep chicken moist and juicy.
Preheated oven to 215°C
Place chicken pieces on greased baking tray
Bake uncovered for 20 mins.
Remove chicken from oven
Reduce temperature to 180°C
Return chicken to oven for 12 mins.
Remove chicken and baste with oil and lemon juice mix
Return chicken to oven for 5 mins.
Remove from oven and cover
Oil and lime/lemon juice glaze
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ cup fresh squeezed lime/lemon juice.
Serve as finger food or as a meal with boiled corn, baked sweet potato or grilled vegetable.
Guide: Allow 1 kg to serve 5 people