(WSVN) - A South Florida chef with a recipe that will set your taste buds on fire. He makes a healthy dish with Jamaican spice. Time to grab a Bite with Belkys.

The Chef: Wayne Sharpe
The Restaurant: Jrk!, Aventura
The Dish: Jerk Quinoa


2 cups multicolored quinoa
1 tablespoon coconut oil or olive oil
4 scallions, chopped
1/2 scotch bonnet pepper (habanero is a good alternative, if needed)
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of water jerk seasoning

Method of Preparation:

  • Rinse quinoa and sieve under water.
  • Place quinoa and water in a saucepan and bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat to low.
  • Cover with lid and simmer until most of the liquid has been absorbed – between 12-15 minutes.
  • Remove from heat, fluff the quinoa with a fork to separate the grains.
  • Put quinoa to chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes.
  • In a large skillet add one tablespoon of cooking oil to heat up to smoke point.
  • Add all the other ingredients, then toss around for two minutes, add quinoa, charred lightly.
  • Cover for 1 minute, turn off and serve.

(3rd floor of Treats Food Hall, Aventura Mall)
19565 Biscayne Blvd., Suite FH10
Aventura, FL 33180

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