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The Beauty Of Jerk Chicken

Toronto is one of the most multicultural cities around, and with that we are fortunate enough to taste and experience food we never would, from Cinatown to Koreatown, from The Danforth to Little Italy, we are lucky enough to have wall to wall pristine cuisine. One of the many great cuisines I have come across is the Caribbean cuisine. It’s filled with flavor and life, and  nothing beats jerk chicken served with rice, plantains and beans.

I remember the first time I had some authentic jerk chicken and it blew my head off. Not just from the spicy jerk sauce but the also the joy of discovering something truly beautiful.
So when Toby rang me about my next dinner party and wondered if I could serve something new, it was the a no-brainer.

I told Toby to hang on to his shoes because I was ready to blow his socks off, which is as corny as it sounds and Toby greeted my said corny-ness by laughing in my face, but jokes aside I could also tell he was just as excited as I was whenever I try some new food .

For the best jerk chicken you have got to get the seasoning right. Make sure you have your Scotch bonnet peppers and your allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg are also good ways to give it an extra kick. I prefer to dry-rub the chicken as opposed to the wet marinade, but both work well. The plantains are easy to cook and be sure to add the beans to the rice, not on the side and, cook the jerk chicken well but don’t over do it. If you do all that you will definitely have a fun and spicy time.

Everyone watched with excitement as Toby took his first forkful of the tender and juicy jerk chicken. His eyes immediately lit up with a joyous glare and his eyebrows were raised higher than their usual position , as if he had just had a grand epiphany. Which he did; Caribbean food is awesome! Either that or it was too spicy.

Oh Boy! Po’ Boy’s

I have always loved New Orleans as a city. Not only is it one of the most fun places to visit (only good things can happen on a street named after bourbon) but it also has the some of the best seafood in the world. I took a holiday there last year and gained so much weight for the simple reason that it is impossible to stop eating literally ALL the great food that city has to offer.

I could spend my whole life writing blog posts about food recommendations in New Orleans but  I won’t boar you (seriously though check out Dat Dog, it’s incredible) so instead I’ll tell you my fondest food memory while on holiday; discovering the Po’boy.

A Po’boy is a submarine sandwich filled with meaty joy and served on bread with a crisp crust and a fluffy center. Very few things will blow your mind like a New Orleans shrimp Po’boy and the other night I had a dinner party and decided to bring some hot Louisiana flavor to my Toronto kitchen, and serve up some Po’boy’s and home made curly fries (which turned into just normal fries after a few burned attempts)

I seasoned the shrimp well in spices and herbs and left them overnight to marinate. Then on the day of the dinner party I dipped my seasoned shrimp lightly in buttermilk, then coated them with flour mixture and fried those bad boys up.

Like I mentioned the homemade curly fires didn’t curl as much as they burned so I quickly shoved some frozen fries in the deep friar and no one seemed to notice, probably because they were all over taken with emotion upon seeing my Po’boy’s.

My Po’Boy’s were “dressed”  as they say in Louisiana, so it had the works including lettuce, tomato, pickles, and mayonnaise.  I also bought some authentic Louisiana hot sauce for anyone who was brave enough to try it.

They tasted great, all we needed was some blues music in the background and a bottle of whiskey and I would of sworn we were all in New Orleans.

 

 

Welcome To Eating With Sean!

Hello there and welcome to Eating With Sean!

My name is Sean Adams, I am 38 and live in the world’s most beautiful city, Toronto, Canada. I’m a graphic designer for the online casino bonus website SlotPrince.com and Dutch casino website online casino paypal. I love my job, the online casino industry keeps me forever on my toes, so there is never a dull day.

Another passion of mine is food! I love cooking it and I love eating it, and I regularly host dinner parties. To me there is nothing greater than good food and plenty of beer shared with loved ones.  My dear friend, Eric Andersson, who is a regular attendee to my shindigs, said my dinner parties were so awesome (his words not mine) that I should start blogging about them, so here we are.

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My favorite dish has to be Poutine, it’s a traditional Canadian dish so it’s a little bias on my part, but I challenge anyone to eat a plate of Poutine and not smile with delight. I’m not sure which genius thought to put gravy on fires, with cheese, but whoever he is, he deserves a medal!

I also love a good Pâté Chinois which is another Canadian dish, which is basically the same as the British Sheppard’s Pie, but with a little Canadian flavor. This is my favorite dish to cook, it takes a lot of artistry to get it right, but when you do it’s totally worth it.

 

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One of the features of my dinner parities is beer. Some people are connoisseurs of wine, whiskey and scotch, well I’m a beer connoisseur. My friend David and I went on a beer tour in Quebec and sampled the top 100 beers in Canada, luckily though it wasn’t all on the same night. Beer plays a big part at my dinner parties, I ask guests not to bring wine, bring beer!

I’m looking forward to sharing my dinner party exploits with you, I may also share some top secret ingredients and tips I use to make my food delicious.