Jamaicans love food – FACT!
Jamaicans love gravy on their food- also a FACT!
Now you probably think I’m joking, but it’s a serious thing. Ladies…don’t try come between a Jamaican man and his gravy. You will NOT win!
Assuming you all know what gravy is – it’s a sauce made from the juices that run naturally from the meat or vegetables during cooking. Most cuisines around the world are enhanced by that ‘something extra’ that gravy brings to the table. However, we often add colour, flavour and texture for an even more delightful taste. A thickener such as flour or cornstarch, or several types of liquid; from stocks to wine to cream create a unique and flavourful option.
For most Jamaicans, there is nothing ‘sweeter’ than fried chicken with rice and peas and a little ‘curry’ gravy. Yes, ‘curry’ gravy. Apparently that goes with any and everything. Perhaps it’s the spicy flavour that makes the meal more enjoyable. Whichever way you take it – Jamaicans love gravy on just about everything; and the thicker the better!
And so , it’s not strange that Jamaicans manage to make gravy from any meat…oxtail gravy, stew chicken gravy, curry goat or curry chicken gravy, peppered steak gravy, and the list goes on.
…It’s all gravy J. Share If you agree!
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