For fans of Jamaican food, the Jerk Hut Jamaican Grille in Phoenix delivers on the island's rich and highly seasoned flavors from a small selection of traditional, street-side dishes -- including, quite possibly, some of the best jerk chicken in the Valley. And with its plentiful portions and wallet-friendly fare, it's easy to put it on the must-try list.
Here's an excerpt from this week's cafe review:
"It is the same recipe that has been put on the trio's respective family tables for years. Prepared in traditional fashion, the raw chicken is "jerked" (palpated with a fork), rubbed with lime, garlic, salt, Scotch bonnet peppers (a variety of chili pepper found mainly in the Caribbean islands and one of the hottest in the world) and other spices, marinated, then grilled nice and slow. The result is a glistening pile of tender chicken parts, heavy with a mild, even heat, kissed with citrus, and (happily) requiring a fair amount of work to suck every bit of its distinct flavor from a multitude of bones."