Jamaica Inspired End of Summer Dishes

Labor Day is just around the corner and that means another summer has come and gone. Since it must end, we might as well end it with a culinary bang.

Chef Sam Davis, who Linkedin recently profiled, has been wowing New Yorkers for the last few years with her Jamaica-inspired recipes. The private chef and caterer has made numerous public appearances and has maintained that bringing a piece of Jamaica into your home is not only doable but quite easy.


Below are two of her recipes that will not only give life to your Labor Day festivities but they will leave you considering those unused vacation days are best spent on the white sand beaches of Jamaica.

Sweet and Spicy Wings Image: Finn Partners

Sweet and Spicy Wings
Image: Finn Partners

Sweet and Spicy Wings


2.5 lbs. chicken wings

2 tablespoons soy sauce

2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce

1 tablespoon Allspice

1 tablespoon garlic

1 teaspoon cayenne pepper

2 tablespoons Grace Foods Organic Coconut Oil

1/3 cup Grace Foods Sweet and Spicy hot sauce

Salt and pepper to taste


Cut and clean chicken wings.

Place in a large bowl and add all ingredients except for the hot sauce (set to the side).

Place wings on the grill and sear each side for 2-3 minutes or until sufficiently brown.

Then move chicken to warm side and let rest for 25-30 minutes.

Once they are done place the wings In a large bowl, pour in the sweet and spicy hot sauce.

Spoon the hot wings into the bowl and gently toss until every wing is lightly covered. Garnish with scallion.

Mango Coleslaw Image Finn Partners

Mango Coleslaw Image Finn Partners

Mango Coleslaw:


1 large head green cabbage

1 medium head red cabbage

2 carrots grated

1 medium red onion thinly sliced in half moons

3 mangoes (cut from the pit and julienned)

1/4 cup red wine vinegar

1/4 cup mango juice

1/4 cup Grace Classic Coconut Milk

1 tablespoon sugar

1 tablespoon salt

1 teaspoon black pepper


Cut both heads of cabbage into fourths and thinly slice. Grate both carrots.

Thinly slice onion. Julienne all mangoes.

Place all vegetables and the mango into a large bowl.

Add in all vinegar, mango juice, coconut milk and toss.

Next add sugar, salt and black pepper, toss.

Taste and adjust salt and sugar to taste. Enjoy.


For information on how to use those vacation days, log onto visitjamaica.com for details on where to stay and a myriad of activities suitable for any taste.

Thank you Barney Bishop from Finn Partners for sharing this information.

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