What!? Burnt sugar!?
Jamaican browning is one of the secret flavour additions to Caribbean cooking and gives foods more of an authentic taste. Literally burnt sugar, this easy to whip up sauce adds colour and a bitter rich sweetness depth to cooking. The resulting taste makes it well worth the effort.
440g Brown sugar
240ml Water Salt
To make the Jamaican Browning, in a clean tin can (it saves destroying your good pans with burnt sugar) add sugar and heat over a medium heat. Using a wooden skewer continually stir the sugar until it dissolves into a dark caramelised syrup. Once the sugar has burnt and has turned dark brown almost black in colour, remove from the heat and carefully add the water. Continue stirring to fully combine into a thick sauce. Add a pinch of salt and set aside to cool.
The browning will store well in a sterilised jar for months in the fridge or cupboard.