Head Chef, Vernon Samuels, of Jamaican restaurantRudie’s in London shows you all you need to know to master the basics of Jamaican cooking. From flavours and techniques to the must-have equipment, he’ll demonstrate what makes Jamaican cooking unique, with step-by-step guides to brining, marinating and grilling chicken and lamb cuts on the jerk pan.
Setting up Your Kitchen
Watch as chef Vernon Samuels talks you through the must-have equipment for authentic Jamaican cooking, including the blender and jerk pan.
Using Authentic Ingredients
Get a flavour for Jamaican cuisine as chef Vernon Samuels talks you through some of the ingredients you’ll need to make authentic dishes, from the main jerk ingredients to the ackee and soursop fruits.
How to Make Jerk Marinade
Spice up your cooking with this Jamaican jerk marinade. The cornerstone of Jamaican cooking, jerk marinade is packed with fresh herbs, citrus, Scotch Bonnet chillies and dried spices. Learn how to use it to impart delicious flavours into grilled meats.
How to Make Jamaican-Style Brine
Watch Chef Vernon Samuels demonstrate how to make his Jamaican-style brine; an essential step for infusing extra flavour into meats before grilling, with a focus on how to brine whole chicken.
How to Prep & Marinate Lamb Cuts
Learn how to prepare lamb cuts to get maximum flavour when grilling on the jerk pan.
How to Use a Jerk Pan
The final stage after preparing, brining and marinating meat cuts is the jerk pan. Learn tips and tricks on how to grill over charcoal to impart flavour from smoke, herbs and spices for delicious results.
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