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Scotch bonnet chiles

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If you don't like spinach, try switching in a different mineral-rich green such as Swiss chard, dandelion, mustard, or beet leaves. From the book "Jamaican Cooking: 140 Roadside and Homestyle Recipes," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Macmillan).

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Uncooked patties can be stored in the freezer and go straight into the oven when ready to use; they bake in just 15 minutes. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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You can use whole chickens or chicken thighs to prepare this recipe, but the thighs are quicker and easier. Serve this dish with festival, a sweet cornmeal bread from Jamaica. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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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.

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Many people keep their own homemade hot sauce on hand or at least a favorite commercial sauce. Jamaicans use it like ketchup. This sauce is spicy, yet flavorful, and simple to prepare. The pawpaw sweetens and texturizes the vegetable base and provides a gentle palette for the robust Scotch bonnet peppers. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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These savory fritters can be made in advance and reheated in a 350-degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes or in a microwave for 1 minute. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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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.

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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.