Jamaican Food for Two or Four or for Carryout at Mikeys Jamaican Restaurant (Up to 39% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Eatery open for 20 years dishes out authentic Jamaican food such as jerk chicken, ackee and fried dumplings, curried goat, and oxtail

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. May be repurchased every 180 days. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Choose from Three Options

  • $16.50 for two dine-in small meals (up to $24 value)
  • $14 for two take-out small meals (up to $20 value)
  • $21.50 for two dine-in large fish meals (up to $35 value)
  • $30 for four dine-in small meals (up to $48 value)

The small meals include a choice of oxtail, chicken, steak, or goat. All dine-in meals include drinks.

Oxtail: From Peasant Scraps to Gourmet Stew

Oxtail stew is an age-old dish that’s found new life among modern gastronomes. Dig into Groupon’s guide to oxtail to learn how chefs prep this challenging ingredient.

Chefs like to talk about using every part of the animal, but few ingredients put that conviction to the test like oxtail. Taken from male or female cows—many types of cattle can be used, not just those that meet the definition of oxen—oxtail consists of two parts: the jointed, marrow-filled tailbone at the center, and the tough, intricately marbled meat that surrounds it. Because it’s made up largely of collagen and connective tissue, chefs cannot simply chop and fry oxtail; the cross-sections would only harden under intense heat. Instead, they usually braise it slowly for an extended period of time, often seven hours or more. This process turns what was once chewy, fatty meat into tender morsels that form a rich, gelatinous base suitable for a hearty stew or squishy beanbag filling.

In fact, oxtail stew is by far the most common dish prepared with this unconventional ingredient, and variations of it are found in English, Jamaican, Italian, Chinese, and Korean cuisine, among others. The emergence of oxtail recipes around the world likely stems from the ingredient’s historic affordability: wealthier classes would consume choice cuts of beef, whereas peasants had to make do with the tail and poems about filet mignon. However, oxtail has gained favor among gourmet chefs such as Emeril Lagasse and Gordon Ramsey in recent years, driving up the price of this once-provincial delicacy.

Customer Reviews

The curried goat is delicious. I have been here several times and I have liked everything I tried. The food is very good and the prices are more than fair. Give this place a try.
Steven P. · June 10, 2017
You think you are on the islands the food is so good.
Denise M. · April 30, 2017
Good food
Reginal A. · April 14, 2017

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