Monday, August 22, 2011

Vol'Jin's Darkspear Jerk Chicken

You know my guest today from Booty Bay when we joined forces on the assult against the Zandalari. The leader of the Darkspear trolls, Vol’jin.

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I am visiting the leaders of the Horde and Alliance asking them what we all want to know.

TGF: Vil.jin, what is your favorite dish?

Vol’jin: Me fadder passed down dis recipe from his fadder, Darkspear Jerk Chicken.

TGF: I don’t see any grills, don’t you grill jerked foods?

Vol’jin: Trolls don’t grill mon, we get baked.

TGF: Sounds great, where are your ovens?

Vil’jin: Ya mon, we can use dat too.

TGF: Wow! That smells great. I can’t identify the herbs you are using but they are making me light-headed.

Vol’jim: Ya mon. Only da best herb for ma bakin’.

TGF: Tell me, Vol’jin. Do you make Jerk chicken for all Darkspear troll celebrations.

Vol’Jin: Ya mon. It a big hit wit parties on da isle. Lately tho da boys call et Grom Chicken but I tink dat an insult to da chicken.

TGF: Thank you for stopping by The Gamer’s Fridge today Vol’Jin. Readers, you can see complete instructions on how to make Vol’jin’s Darkspear Jerk Chicken below.

TGF: Boy, I am suddenly starving! Lets dig in.

Vol’jin: <chuckle> Ya mon. Me too.

You will need:

1/4 cup (60 ml) fresh squeezed orange juice
4 tablespoons (60 ml) lemon juice
1 teaspoon (15 g) salt
2 teaspoons (30 g) ground black pepper
1 tablespoon (15 g) chopped fresh basil
1 tablespoon (15 g) chopped garlic
1 tablespoon (15 g) chopped ginger
1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped (use gloves)(optional)
1 tablespoon (15 g) curry powder (I used a mix of cumin, paprika, cayenne as a substitute)
1/2 teaspoon (5 g) ground allspice (cinnamon, cloves, nutmeg, ginger)
1/4 teaspoon (2 g) ground nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon (2 g) ground cinnamon
1/2 cup (120 ml) vegetable oil

I did not have curry powder so I looked up a substitution and cumin, paprika and cayenne were a suggested replacement. Combine in a dish and stir.

Place chicken into a bag or covered container and pour 3/4 of the marinade over the chicken. Let sit for 4-12 hours. (Mine marinaded for almost 24 hours.)

Put the 1/4 remaining sauce into a container, you will need it later.

After the chicken has set for several hours in the marinade, move the chicken to a baking dish and brush on the remaining 1/4 of the sauce. Discard the marinate the chicken has been soaking in.

Bake at 375 degrees (190 degrees C)  for 20-30 minutes. Check after 15 minutes. 


  1. Believe it or not, those greens look tasty too! (Questions ones own statement for a moment..)

    Also, the interview really got me going. "we don't grill, we get baked" - Just brilliant!

    Good stuff!

    - Jamin

  2. Haha! Thanks, I had a great time writing it. I'm going to interview each leader every Monday, stay tuned!

  3. Oh! The beans are from my local Farmer's Market. Yum! They were delicious.

  4. Great interview! (And the food looks great) Can't wait for the next ones :)

  5. As always, This page makes me hungry but I can control it. Im trying to lose weight! haha! Anyway, Great recipe again as always! <3

  6. Thank you! Thank you! That is my goal hunger and laughter are the best.

  7. I always wanted to create a proper WoW recipe someday and make a post on my own blog (I love cooking and in fact have a little foodblog of my own that I share with family), but then somehow I never took the time. =/

    This is an awesome post, in fact your whole page is - so many recipes, wow! I knew about sites like Nourish, nice to see there are more such dedicated cooks around! =)

  8. I am loving the feedback! I have seen Nourish, it was a fantastic site. The site is still up but not active anymore. The fact that none of the gamer foodie type sites were active anymore is what inspired me to start up The Gamer's Fridge.


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