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BROUGHT TO YOU BY JAX HAMILTON AND ANGEL BAY

Jax and Angel Bay met at the Christchurch Food Show. Jax had one taste of our beef patties and it was love at first bite. We knew this was the start of a beautiful partnership right there and then.

Working with Jax on this limited run of Angel Bay Jamaican Jerk BBQ Brisket Beef patties has been like carefully composing a culinary symphony. 

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ORCHESTRATING A MOUTHWATERING MUSICAL JOURNEY

Food and music are synonymous in Jamaican culture. The jerk style of cooking has a harmony and a melody, it’s both a dry rub and wet rub. "It’s like having an angel’s chorus singing in your mouth.” says Jax, "Just the right amount of BBQ smoke, and just the right amount of spice,”

TELL US A BIT ABOUT JAMAICAN JERK

Jax thinks jerk style cooking is one of the culinary world’s best-kept secrets. “Unless, of course, you live in Jamaica,” she adds. “Then it goes without saying that every house has its own supply.” Jax believes that this flavour profile is fundamental to the character of Jamaican food.

“There’s always spare jerk marinade in the freezer because heaven help me if I run out!"

 

WHY DOES JAX THINK BRISKET TAKES THE BISCUIT?

“I wanted to create a burger with a bit of flavour drama without the preparation drama,” says Jax with a glimmer in her eye. The Angel Bay team consulted with Jax at every stage, and her with us - we were always checking in on the authenticity. As a result, these limited edition beef brisket patties have that BBQ flavour without the palaver. The meat holds the marinade, so it captures all the flavour.

“I have one bite of these patties and… I’m alive!”

The food science behind the food music

If Jax was the conductor during this symphonic effort, then the Angel Bay food technology team (lead by Harriet) were her star performers, making sure each flavour and texture note was vibrant and resonant. “Creating a variation on a theme we know and love is always exciting,” says Lead Food Technologist Harriet. “We embraced establishing a shared language and finding innovative ways to recreate Jax’s vision. For example, Jax wanted the Jalapeno to sing, not sting, so we found a way to suspend it in oil. We loved this process… especially all the laughs.”

“There’s a lot of love and laughter in this recipe.”

 What does this collaboration mean to you personally, Jax?

“As a chef who grew up a poor cockney girl with Jamaican parents, I can’t tell you what it means to be able to share my heritage with you. This is the authentic flavour of my home, the food music of my culture - it is so exciting.”

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HELP US HELP ST JOHNS

Every packet sold supports local lifesavers. $1 from every packet of the Angel Bay Jamaican Jerk BBQ Brisket Beef Patties will be donated to St John New Zealand. ANZCO Foods, Angel Bay’s parent company donated a new ambulance to St John's Canterbury in 2020 and they continue to donate running costs each year, so the relationship is strong.