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October 26, 2011

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Jerk seasoning spices up fish, rice refreshes

MCT — Jerk seasoning can be found on menus throughout the country, but there’s no place for it like Jamaica, its place of origin. Jerk chicken, jerk pork, jerk vegetables and even jerk pasta were on the large buffet table at the Grand Lido Resort in Negril, Jamaica where I attended a Food and Wine Magazine conference. For this quick dinner, I use it on tilapia.

Jerk is a highly spiced combination usually consisting of scallion, onion, thyme, allspice, cinnamon, nutmeg, peppers and salt. There are several very good commercial brands of jerk seasoning in the supermarket which helps make this dinner a breeze.

Rice and Peas in coconut milk, the most traditional of Jamaican dishes, is the perfect side dish to cool the spices of the jerk seasonings.

Tilapia, also known as St. Peter’s fish, is now being farm raised. It is a flaky-white fish. Any type of non-oily fish fillet can be substituted in this recipe.

Serve this dinner with some lettuce and sliced tomatoes on the side.

This meal contains 554 calories per serving with 25 percent of calories from fat.

Linda Gassenheimer is the author of 14 cookbooks including her newest, “The Flavors of the Florida Keys” and “Mix ‘n Match Meals in Minutes for People with Diabetes.” Visit Linda on her web page at www.DinnerInMinutes.com or email her at Linda@DinnerInMinutes.com.

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