|Jamaican Jerked Chicken|
Jerked meat is one of the Caribbean's most famous spicy dishes. There are a few tendencies which give Jamaican food its characteristic flavor, but one of the main things is the preponderance of the allspice berry among the spices used as a paste-type marinade.
Cut away rind and most fat from pork; remove all meat from bones, cut into pieces about 1-1/2" thick and 3" to 4" long. Put pork pieces and chicken in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate until needed.
To prepare seasoning, heat the allspice berries over medium heat in small saucepan 3 to 4 min, stirring often; 2 tbs at a time, crush berries in mortar and pestle. In medium bowl, combine berries, nutmeg, cinnamon, scallions, garlic, pepper and 1 tbs vinegar; crush into pasty mixture. Add rest of vinegar, oil, salt, pepper and bay leaves. Turn mixture over pork and chicken and rub meat with seasoning, coating evenly. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight.
Cook jerked pork and chicken on grill over hot coals or on gas barbecue as far from heat as possible (6" or more); cover with lid; turn meat every 10 minutes for about 1 hour, until done.
If desired, halfway through cooking time toss 1 tsp whole allspice
berries into fire. Cut cooked pork into 1/3" slices and serve with
chicken. Accompany with Pickapeppa sauce.
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