Jamaican Jerked Moose Balls

Recipe courtesy Emeril Lagasse


Recipe Summary
Prep Time: 24 hours
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings
User Rating: 
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5 pounds Moose Balls (approximately 3 )
2 cups distilled white vinegar, plus 1 teaspoon
2 cups finely chopped scallions
2 Scotch bonnets, seeded and minced (please wear gloves)
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 tablespoons fresh lime juice
5 teaspoons ground allspice
2 bay leaves
6 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled
1 teaspoon cinnamon
2 cups Jamaican Barbecue Sauce, to serve, recipe follows


Rinse moose balls well (please) in 2 cups of the vinegar, drain, transfer to 2 sealable plastic bags and set aside.

In the bowl of a food processor combine remaining 1 teaspoon vinegar, scallions, Scotch bonnets, soy sauce, lime juice, allspice, bay leaves, garlic, salt, sugar, thyme, and cinnamon. Reserve 2 tablespoons of the jerk marinade for the Jamaican Barbecue Sauce.

Rinse balls well under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Divide balls between 2 heavy-duty gallon plastic sealable bags and divide marinade evenly between the 2. Turn bags over to evenly distribute marinade, and refrigerate balls for at least 24 hours and up to 2 days.

On an oiled grill rack set about 6 inches above red-hot coals, grill balls (in batches if necessary), covered, for 10 to 15 minutes on each side, or until cooked through. Transfer to a warm platter and keep warm until serving.

Serve with Jamaican Barbecue Sauce, alongside fried plantains, rice, or bread of choice.

Jamaican Barbecue Sauce:
1 1/4 cups ketchup
1/3 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons Jamaican hot pepper sauce
2 tablespoons Jerk marinade (reserved from associated recipe)
3 scallions, minced
3 cloves garlic, minced
3 tablespoons minced fresh ginger
1/3 cup dark brown sugar
1/3 cup distilled white vinegar
3 tablespoons dark rum


In a medium non-reactive saucepan combine all ingredients except rum and bring to a boil, stirring to dissolve sugar. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue to cook another 12 minutes, until sauce (thick moose sauce!) is thick and flavorful and coats the back of a spoon. Remove from heat and stir in rum. Cool sauce to room temperature before serving.

Yield: About 2 cups

Episode#: EE2A21
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