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Side dishes for jerked main dish

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I've never made a jerk main dish so what summer sides would you recommend? I have watermelon on hand atm and have a hankering for corn salad.

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  1. The classic accompaniment is Rice and Peas, Fried Plantains, Festivals, Simple Vegetable Preps

    1. How about a corn, tomato & avocado salad? Just made one the other night and it was delicious, with a honey lime chili dressing.

      I also like a sweet counter to the spicy jerk...you can make a watermelon & mango salsa.

      Rice is the traditional accompaniment. They mix white rice with peas. It's very filling & starchy.

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      1. re: Dirtywextraolives

        Actually not English Peas but Kidney Beans and Gungo Peas

      2. I make cole slaw. The jerk sauce I use is very spicy and the cole slaw kind of cools things down.