Recipe: Jerk Spiced Tilapia: Swim in a Dish of Delectable Flavors
BistroMD's jerk recipe for tilapia combines traditional jerk seasonings with fresh grilled tilapia.
The BistroMD chefs have been working overtime in the kitchen to prepare a jerk recipe for tilapia that is unlike any other. Inspired by Jamaican flavors, and paired with sides that complement this unique spice, our jerk tilapia will have you swimming in a sea of delectable, and unforgettable flavors!
The term “jerk” was said to have come from the Spanish word charqui, which means jerked or dried meat. This term later became in English what we know today as “jerky.”
Like most of its other neighboring Caribbean Islands, jerk recipes from Jamaica originated from different settlement cultures. This includes British, Dutch, French, Spanish, East Indian, West African, Portugese, and Chinese.
Jerk is actually the process of spicing and grilling different meats. Although beef is a popular choice, chicken and vegetables can also be “jerked” around with this unique blend of flavorful spices.
The spices for a jerk recipe are usually comprised of three main ingredients: chile pepper, allspice berry, and thyme. Other spices are also included in the crafting of a traditional jerk seasoning. These spices include cinnamon, ginger, cloves, garlic and onion. These are usually combined with the spices three main ingredients, and then marinated with the meat, poultry or pork of your choice.
The term “jerk” also applies to many dishes that are often too hot and spicy for some to handle. If you still want some kick, but not quite as much spice, it is usually recommended that you eliminate the chili pepper from your seasoning ingredients. This can greatly change the dynamic of the dish, making it slightly more mild.
Our jerk recipe for tilapia may not have quite as much “spicy” kick, but the flavors are packed with enough flavor-packed punch to leave you feeling satisfied.
Using only the freshest batch of tilapia, our chefs take the traditional flavors you have come to know and love about jerk recipes and combined it to create a dinner dish that is beyond comparison.
BistroMD’s jerk tilapia dinner starts out with our chefs marinating a portion of fresh tilapia in an array of jerk recipe spices, including thyme, cinnamon, ginger, and garlic. Our chefs then take this perfectly marinated portion of fish and grill it to perfection.
Once the jerk tilapia has been grilled and plated, our chefs then pair this sumptuous fish with a colorful palette of roasted yucca and green peas.
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