Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Island cuisine

I am so excited about this Caribbean corn on the cob. It has great flavor and texture. I researched seasonings to come up with a blend that would give accurate Caribbean/Jamaican taste but without the traditional spiciness. It's a winner!


6 corn cobs
1/2 c. mayonnaise
2 Tbsp. homemade Caribbean seasoning
Shredded sweetened coconut
Lime wedges (optional)

Mix mayo and seasoning, then refrigerate at least 30 minutes so flavors can blend. Cook corn however you like. I like to boil mine for a few minutes, then toss it on the grill just long enough to get a few scorch marks. Spread mayo mixture onto plate and generously roll corn cobs in it. Then roll in coconut. Serve with lime wedges, if desired.

Caribbean seasoning:

2 Tbsp. brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. cloves
1/8 tsp. cumin
1/8 tsp. coriander
1/8 tsp. thyme or basil
1/8 tsp. onion powder
Shake of red pepper

Mix ingredients well. Store seasoning in a small airtight container.

*If you are going for gluten-free, be sure to check your mayonnaise. Some contains gluten, and some does not.

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