Jamaica is a favourite getaway for Chef Mary Freij; the lingering memories of curry and jerk spices help keep the spirit warm as we head into the Canadian winter. Tonight she prepares some of her favourite dishes from her trips to give us all a little taste of island sunshine.
Stuffed Johnny Cakes $5
2 fluffy fried wheat dumplings stuffed with curried veggies and served with a white “Jamaican Ranch” aioli with thyme, garlic, & chili.
Jerk Chicken with Rice & Peas $14
One of the most iconic Jamaican dishes; chicken leg & thigh quarters piquantly seasoned with allspice, thyme and scotch bonnet peppers, served with classic rice & peas, and some cool coleslaw.
#vegeatarian options available with curried veggies
Jamaican Rum Cake $5
Jamaican rum cake is made with prunes, currents, cranberries and raisins soaked in Jamaican rum and blended in along with spices like nutmeg, cinnamon, close and allspice; served with a coconut whip to go on top.
Prix Fixe Menu $23
Johnny Cakes + Jerk Chicken w/ Rice & Peas + Rum Cake
Mary Freij is a food entrepreneur who has traveled the world in search of amazing culinary experiences. Also a passionate cook, she started her culinary career working full time as a cook and hosting pop-up food events, including the former Mazeh Brunch at The Depanneur. She recently ventured into opening her own space, a Middle Eastern take out restaurant serving wraps and daily dishes inspired by tastes from back home.
Mazeh | 335 Yonge Street | mazehcatering.com | @mazehcatering
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