A novel range of fresh Jamaican patties has been developed and launched by Carolyn Stewart, a successful producer of award-winning Caribbean sauces, pickles and marinades under her Totally Hot NI artisan business.
The new hot and tasty snacks are made from flaky pastry filled with hot spicy mince steak, chicken or vegetables to produce delicious hand-held food using spices from the Caribbean.
The new patties are based on Carolyn’s own and unique recipes from her experience holidaying in Jamaica and other parts of the Caribbean over many years.
Carolyn, a well-known radio broadcaster in Northern Ireland, developed the hot snacks in her mission to bring the rich and spicy flavours of the Caribbean islands to food lovers in Northern Ireland to add to their own meals.
The new patties represent a significant diversification for the small and highly innovative business which is based near Holywood in county Down. She creates the recipes for all her original products in her home kitchen and manufacturing by another local business.
The creative entrepreneur’s artisan small business has won major UK and Irish food awards, including Great Taste and Blas na hEireann endorsements, for her tasty sauces which were rebranded attractively last year.
The delicious patties join an impressive portfolio of six original spicy sauces, pickles and seasonings, all of which are available from the company’s on-line shop.
A keen gardener and adventurous cook, Carolyn has carried her passion for bold, rich and colourful flavours into new products which were developed during the covid-19 lockdowns.
Carolyn launched her artisan business venture in 2016 to test the market for Caribbean flavours and found encouraging demand from food lovers in Northern Ireland. The products are marketed by Carolyn and are now readily available in delis, farm shops and independent grocers across Northern Ireland.