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Get ready for a Caribbean feast with these delicious recipes featuring rum and jerk chicken. Perfect for any summer gathering!

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If you're looking to spice up your summer gatherings with a taste of the Caribbean, we've got you covered with these delicious recipes featuring rum and jerk chicken. From appetizers to desserts, these dishes are sure to transport you to the islands.

Appetizer: Rum-Glazed Shrimp Skewers

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • Wooden skewers, soaked in water for 30 minutes

Instructions:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together rum, honey, soy sauce, lime juice, ginger, and garlic.
  2. Thread shrimp onto skewers and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Brush shrimp with rum glaze and grill over medium-high heat for 2-3 minutes per side, until cooked through and lightly charred.
  4. Serve hot with extra glaze on the side.

Main Course: Jerk Chicken with Rum BBQ Sauce

Ingredients:

  • 4-6 chicken thighs, bone-in and skin-on
  • 1/4 cup jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together jerk seasoning, olive oil, and rum.
  2. Add chicken thighs and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or overnight.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  4. In a small saucepan, combine ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, and Worcestershire sauce. Bring to a simmer and cook for 5-10 minutes, until thickened.
  5. Season chicken with salt and pepper and grill for 6-8 minutes per side, until cooked through and charred in spots.
  6. Brush chicken with rum BBQ sauce and serve hot.

Side Dish: Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Ingredients:

  • 1 pineapple, peeled and cored
  • 1 red onion, sliced into thick rounds
  • 1 red bell pepper, seeded and sliced into thick strips
  • 1 jalapeno, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. Cut pineapple into thick slices and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, until lightly charred.
  3. Grill onion and bell pepper for 2-3 minutes per side, until lightly charred.
  4. Chop pineapple, onion, and bell pepper into small pieces and combine in a bowl with jalapeno, cilantro, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
  5. Serve at room temperature.

Dessert: Rum-Soaked Grilled Peaches

Ingredients:

  • 4 peaches, halved and pitted
  • 1/4 cup dark rum
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, for serving

Instructions:

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together rum, honey, and melted butter.
  3. Brush peach halves with rum mixture and grill for 2-3 minutes per side, until lightly charred and softened.
  4. Serve hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

With these delicious Caribbean recipes, you'll be able to create a feast that will transport you and your guests to the islands. And with ChefGPT's AI-powered recipe creation capabilities, you can easily recreate these dishes and more with just a few clicks. So why not give it a try and bring a taste of the Caribbean to your next summer gathering?


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