From Our Kitchen To Yours

At Couples, we love introducing our guests to the flavors of Jamaica - but true Jamaican cuisine is a multicultural story richly influenced by the cooking techniques, flavors, and spices of Africa, Asia and Europe. Each week, we’ll share a few special recipes from Couples’ award-winning Executive Chef Stefan Spath whose passion for fresh local ingredients is captured in every dish he creates.

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    Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    The island’s unofficial national dish, Jamaican Jerk Chicken is a crowd-pleaser and no trip to the island is complete without trying this fiery and fragrant dish. Serve with coconut rice or coleslaw.

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    Escovitch Grilled Snapper & Roasted Corn Fritters

    This classic Jamaican dish features pan-seared snapper topped with vegetables cooked in a spicy reduction of vinegar, wine and scotch bonnet pepper. Serve with roasted corn fritters.

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    Marinated Mango with Coconut Rum Sabayon & Toasted Shaved Coconuts

    Honey, fresh basil, and lime juice add flavor and complexity to this tropical dessert featuring a warm sabayon spooned over diced mango and served in chilled martini glasses.

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    Cocktails & Dips

    Pair these coffee-fueled cocktails with two spicy and smoky chilled dips, served with sweet potato chips or a platter of fresh veggie sticks.

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    Banana French Toast

    A sweet caramelized ginger pineapple compote makes this banana-stuffed french toast the star on your breakfast buffet.

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    Caribbean Fish Tacos with Island Slaw

    Lime juice, shredded green mango, and cilantro ensure these easy, pan-fried fish tacos have lots of citrusy, island-fresh flavor.

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    Crab Cakes with Ackee Caper Aioli, Garden Greens & Mango Lime Salsa

    These warm crab cakes on mixed greens are irresistible paired with a creamy aioli featuring ackee, Jamaica’s national fruit.

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    Grilled Lamb Chops, Olive & Sundried Tomato Crust, Callaloo Risotto

    A perfect dish for summer evenings, these grilled lamb chops are topped with a garlicky goat cheese crust and paired with creamy callaloo risotto.

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    Jerk Shrimp Penne Alfredo

    This rich and creamy Italian dish gets a healthy island twist with the addition of jerk-seasoned shrimp and fresh spinach. Serve over your favorite pasta.

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    Passion Meringue Pie

    Sweet and delicious, antioxidant-rich passion fruit adds a tropical twist to this classic meringue pie featuring a buttery, lemon-infused pastry base.

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    Jamaican Rum Punch, Otaheite Apple Martini & Jamaican-Asian Summer Rolls

    Host an island-inspired cocktail party with this delicious combination of spring rolls and sweet chili sauce paired with fruity rum punch and apple martinis.

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    Blue Cheese-Crusted Beef Medallions with Plantain Salsa & Warm Breadfruit & Mango Salad

    Ripe plantains, breadfruit, and mango add a tropical twist to chargrilled beef medallions topped with your choice of Gorgonzola, Stilton or Roquefort.

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  • Ackee & Saltfish with Steamed Callaloo

    Ackee & Saltfish with Steamed Callaloo

    A perennial favorite, Ackee & Saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish. For breakfast, it’s often served with breadfruit or dumplings, but works equally well with a side of leafy, fresh-steamed callaloo.

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