Category: Jamaican food and drink
Friday, May 5, 2023
Cocktails at Couples Resorts are not only delicious, but they help to give you a flavour of Jamaica. Guest can sample homemade Jamaican cocktails and enjoy an aerial view of the Islands and beach. The bartenders love to put a smile on your face with their colourful, fruity and extravagant cocktails. Whether it’s on a beach drinking a Martini, or at a restaurant, or a bar overlooking Jamaica’s stunning landscape, we believe a good getaway can be made great with a cocktail (or two).
Thursday, Mar 25, 2021
Make your way to the kitchen as it’s time to impress your friends and family with this delicious Jamaican spiced Easter bread recipe from Couples Resorts’ Executive Chef – Stefan Spath. This tasty and sweeter take on the ever popular hot cross bun will add some Caribbean flair to your Easter celebrations. Now, let’s begin making Stefan’s special Easter bread recipe! Ingredients: 120ml milk 1 teaspoon of dry yeast 3 oz flour 9oz flour 5 oz unsalted butter 1 1⁄2 sugar Pinch of salt 1 egg A few drops of vanilla Rind of 1 lemon or lime 1 teaspoon of finely grated fresh ginger For glaze and topping: 1⁄2 cup apricot jam 1⁄2 cup sifted icing sugar Drop of almond essence Water 1⁄4 cup sliced roasted almonds Method Heat milk until lukewarm, add yeast and combine well, add flour and mix Put flour into a large mixing bowl, add yeast / milk mix in the centre Cover with a little flour and allow to rest (and rise) for about 30 minutes Cream the butter until light and fluffy Add all the other above ingredients (including the butter) to the flour / yeast mix and mix well (using a dough hook) – for at least 5 minutes 4 1⁄2 oz raisins 2 oz mixed peel (finely chopped) 3⁄4 oz sliced almonds (roasted) 1 teasp finely chopped fresh thyme leaves Add raisins, mixed peel, almonds and thyme to the dough Mix in quickly until well combined, cover bowl with plastic and allow dough to proof (and rise) for about 1 hour Take dough out of bowl and shape into a round loaf, place on a grease paper lined baking sheet.
Friday, Jan 15, 2021
Today it is possible to associate healthy eating with your holidays and at Couples Resorts, Jamaica, these two things come hand in hand. In Jamaica, we are lucky to have some delicious, healthy produce, which our outstanding chefs work their magic on. Whether you are enjoying a plate of spicy jerked meat, the freshest fish steak, or one of Jamaica’s alluring vegetarian options, you will be eating something as good for your health as it is for your taste buds.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
No trip to Jamaica is complete without tasting some of the delicious local delicacies. From its famous jerk chicken to it national dish, Ackee and saltfish there is plenty of traditional Jamaican dishes to choose from. With so many options, you may want to know where to find the best Jamaican food in Jamaica so, […]
Tuesday, Apr 7, 2020
As we near closer to Easter, people all over the world begin to prepare for the holiday with special traditions. Jamaica is no different, with Easter being one of the biggest holidays here. With this, the people practice numerous Jamaican Easter traditions in the run-up to this special holiday. Read on to find out more […]
Friday, Apr 3, 2020
Jamaica is renowned for its tropical climate, vibrant culture and colourful food. So, why not make the most of your vacation to Jamaica and try some traditional Jamaican dishes on your travels? With plenty of incredible food to taste, we’ve decided to help. We made a list of the top traditional Jamaican dishes to try […]
Friday, Nov 22, 2019
What are the Christmas Traditions in Jamaica? From non-stop festivities to family gatherings, Christmas in Jamaica is a tropical time of colourful celebrations and merriment. And, like many places around the world, Jamaica boasts its own unique Christmas traditions that must be seen to be believed! Here are the top Christmas traditions in Jamaica. Junkanoo street parade Originating from Jamaica’s rich African heritage, Junkanoo takes place on Christmas Eve and is a traditional street parade.
Monday, Nov 11, 2019
Known for its long white sand beaches, clear waters and epically delicious cuisine; Jamaica boasts everything a loving couple’s heart desires – including enchanting restaurants simply made for a romantic escape with your other half. So, whether you’re looking to dine under the stars or surrounded by the ocean, here are the most romantic restaurants in Jamaica. Rockhouse Restaurant, Negril Perched against volcanic cliffs, jutting above the waters of the ‘Pristine Cove’ in Negril is Rockhouse Restaurant.
Friday, Sep 13, 2019
Jamaica is known for its succulent dishes, but it’s the Jerk chicken in Jamaica which is the star of the show! Jerk chicken takes its name from a unique seasoning made from hot peppers, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and thyme. The flavour is unique and can be added to pork or just about any other meat you would prefer. Whether you add fuel to your culinary fire by applying bonnet sauce, a wet marinade for a juicier meat or a dry marinade for a more traditional, crispier jerk, you are guaranteed to want to come back for more!
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
The bartenders at Couples Resorts have mastered the art of creating the most perfect rum cocktails. Jamaican rum is truly distinctive in the world of rum and everyone should try it at least once in their lifetime. Whether you are on the beach, in a restaurant or at a swim-up bar there is always an opportunity to taste a delicious rum cocktail during your holiday. Here are some of our favourite Jamaican rum cocktails!