Eating Jamaican jerk style food could be healthier than other grilled or barbecued meat. It is believed that meat grilled over high heat could increase the risk of cancer. If this is so then we need to be careful on how we prepare our foods. The popular belief from the experts is that marinating meat well for at least thirty minutes prior to cooking will decrease this deadly risk. They went on to say that marinating with garlic, rosemary and sage will lessen the peril as well.
However, one of the main ways of minimizing this risk is to grill the meat over low heat. Make sure that it is cooked properly but not burned. The real danger forms when the meat is burned and this certainly happens when done over high heat.
Jamaican jerk style food when done properly is all that the experts have recommended reducing the risk of endangering ones health. Grilled meat is a favorite on the island which started as way back with the tainos and awarak indians.
The Jamaican cuisine underscore by marinating meats for long periods. There is no specific time range but best result is when left overnight in the refrigerator. It is then place over low heat which should be cook very slowly but thoroughly.
It is very important that when making Jamaican jerks the meat must not be place too close to the source of the heat. This will ensure that the meat doesn't get charred and under prepared. Generally three hours of grilling slowly should be sufficient. A thermometer is recommended to ensure proper temperature.
If you happened to visit Jamaica on a vacation or business be sure to enjoy some of the lovely delicacies on the island. Famous for many things this lovely island as the flavors and tastes that one can indulge in without fear. Rock to the reggae beat, enjoy the cuisine, sample the rums, go to the beach and bask in the sun.
Stevert Mckenzie, Travel Enthusiast.