On Jamaica's Boston Beach, grill masters slowly cook a side of jerk pork for hours, until the skin is crispy and the meat is moist and flecked with succulent bits of fat. This version cuts back on some of the fat before grilling by parboiling the ribs. The spareribs needs to marinate overnight, so plan accordingly.
These fantastic phyllo triangles are packed with Swiss chard, garlic, scallions and bell pepper, with a Scotch bonnet chile for heat. The recipe is adapted from one by acclaimed Jamaican singer and caterer Suzanne Couch.
This Jamaican curry gets its heat from Scotch bonnet chiles; Marcia Kiesel's stripped-down version relies on a Scotch bonnet hot sauce and curry powder. Try low-alcohol wines with spicy foods (see our 7 Rules for Perfect Pairing).