Jamaica contributes its characteristic spice to jerk chicken, an unusual method of barbecue. For best results, cook it on an outdoor grill or in a stovetop grill pan. Our jerk marinade can also be used on pork, beef, and fish.
Scotch bonnet and habanero chiles are native to the Caribbean and are extremely hot. Scotch bonnets are traditional, but you can use habaneros, which are similar and easier to find. Use fewer or more, according to your taste. Protect your hands by wearing gloves when cutting the peppers and when rubbing the chicken with marinade.
Plan ahead so the chicken can marinate overnight; allowing it to come to room temperature before grilling makes for faster and more even cooking.
These glazed cupcakes are adapted from a recipe by Martha's late mother, Martha Kostyra, who was an avid baker. She especially enjoyed making spice cakes. The orange glaze is also hers, but the cupcakes would be equally delicious topped with cream-cheese frosting or brown-butter icing. This recipe is from "Martha Stewart's Cupcakes."