A found Royko Recipe

I retired the Royko Recipes feature when I ran out of the ones in Danica’s and Brian’s collections. Today I found one on Paleofood.com. Royko loved hot and spicy. He never posted a recipe without making it first and everything he ever gave me was gooood.

royko recipe
An old blog entry has more.

Jamaican Jerk Marinade

1/4 cup whole allspice* 
3 habaqero chiles**, seeded and chopped 
10 green onions, chopped 
1/2 cup chopped onion 
4 cloves garlic, chopped 
4 bay leaves, crushed 
1 3-inch piece ginger, peeled and chopped 
1/3 cup fresh thyme 
1 teas freshly-ground nutmeg 
1 teas freshly-ground cinnamon 
1 teas salt (to taste) 
1 tbls freshly-ground black pepper 
1/4 cup olive oil 
1/4 cup lime juice. 

Roast the allspice in a dry skillet until they are aromatic, about 2 minutes. Remove and crush them to a powder in a mortar or spice mill. Add the powder and the remaining ingredients to a food processor and blend to make a paste or sauce. Remove and store in a jar in the refrigerator; it will keep for a month or more. 

* In Jamaica, allspice is called pimento. So, if you see pimento in a Caribbean recipe, don’t reach for the sweet red peppers. 

**10 on the heat scale of 1-10. 

1 thought on “A found Royko Recipe”

  1. Perfect timing – it’s Caribana weekend here – but it’s also COVID summer and celebrations must be virtual. Stay home and cook Caribbean!! Lots of good stuff on the PaleoFood link.


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