Pop Up Gourmet Jamaica caught up with Executive Chef George Matthews on his return from Panama where he participated in the IV Volcan Verde Festival - here's what he had to say about his experience!
The 'Land' Paella
It was fun and the camraderie was amazing. We fed a town of people. I had a grand time in Volcan, Panama’ added Chef Matthews. Although at times communication was difficult as he speaks only English, Chef Matthews noted that when it came to the ‘language of food’ - they all spoke the same language. Volcan he says reminded him of Mandeville – cool & mountainous with friendly and welcoming people.
George's signature dish of Jerked Pig’s tail with Blue Mountain Coffee & Walkerswood Guava Sauce although a little spicy for some, was very well received.
Shrimp is one of the healthiest foods in the world- if you’re not allergic to it, of course! And you say really, how so?
Shrimp can be cooked with or without the shell. Here are a few tips for preparing and cooking this lovely seafood: