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Recipes for Jamaican meals

Jamaican food is famous for its tasty, spicy flavours. Below are lots of Jamaican recipes to bring a taste of the island to your home. Many of the recipes include videos for well know Jamaican dishes such as jerk chicken or beef patties. Recipes for other Jamaican favourites such as escoveitched fish and ackee and saltfish are also included.

Jamaican main course recipes

Jerk Chicken                Jerk Pork                Beef Patties 
Jerk Chicken                                     Jerk Pork                                         Patties

Curried Goat                Stew Peas                Curry Chicken
Curried Goat                                     Stew Peas                                       Curry Chicken

Oxtail                Brown Stew Chicken                Brown Stew Fish
Oxtail                                               Brown Stew Chicken                         Brown Stew Fish

Curry Shrimp                Meatloaf                Callaloo Stuffed Baked Fish
Curry Shrimp                                    Meatloaf                                          Callaloo Stuffed Baked Fish

Jamaican Breakfast Recipes

Ackee and Saltfish                Mackerel Run Down                Escoveitched Fish
Ackee and Saltfish                             Mackerel Run Down                          Escoveitched Fish

Saltfish Fritters                Callaloo and Codfish                Okra and Saltfish
Saltfish Fritters                                 Callaloo and Codfish                          Okra and Saltfish

Liver                Bully Beef                Cornmeal Porridge
Liver                                                Bully Beef                                         Cornmeal Porridge

Jamaican Soup Recipes

Red Pea Soup                Fish Tea                Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Red Pea Soup                                   Fish Tea                                          Cream of Pumpkin Soup

Chicken Foot Soup                Pepperpot Soup
Chicken Foot Soup                            Pepperpot Soup

Jamaican Dessert Recipes

Pineapple Upside Down Cake                Gizzada
Pineapple Upside Down Cake             Gizzada

Recipes for Accompaniments to Jamaican Dishes

No Jamaican meal would be complete without a delicious side dish. Dumplings, bananas, potatoes and yam go well with Jamaican breakfast dishes, festival and bammy are a perfect accompaniment to fish and rice and peas goes well with any main course. Follow the recipes below to make your Jamaican meal complete.

Rice and Peas                Festival                Bammy               
Rice and Peas                                   Festival                                           Bammy                     

Fried Plantain                Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce                          Coco Bread
Fried Plantain                                   Scotch Bonnet Pepper Sauce              Coco Bread

Jamaican food recipes

Yam, Dumplings, Green Bananas and Irish Potato are collectively known as "food" and make a hearty accompaniment to any Jamaican breakfast.

Green Banana                Irish Potato                Dumpling
Green Bananas                                 Irish Potato                                       Dumpling

Roast Breadfruit                Fried Breadfruit                Yam
Roast Breadfruit                                Fried Breadfruit                                Yam


Jamaican recipes often feature ingredients which are not commonly used outside of the Caribbean. Scotch bonnet peppers and ackees are prime examples. Some of the more distinctive ingredients of Jamaican recipes are described below.

Cassava                Pimento                Scotch Bonnet 
Cassava                                           Pimento                                           Scotch Bonnet Pepper

Coconut                Coconut Milk 
Coconut                                           Coconut Milk

Ackee NB - Ackee is the national fruit of Jamaica, more information about ackee the "Icons" section of the site.


Pineapple                Pineapple                Star Apple 
Pineapple                                         How to cut a pineapple                     Star Apple

Guinep                Otaheiti                          Nasberry 
Guinep                                            Otaheiti Apple                                   Nasberry

Sweetsop                Soursop                June Plum 
Sweetsop                                         Soursop                                          June Plum

Tinkin Toe 
Tinkin Toe


Rum                         White Rum                         Rum Cream
Rum                                                White Rum                                      Rum Cream

Tonic Wine                Beer                Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
Tonic Wine                                       Beer                                                Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee

Power Punch                         Coconut Water                Sorrel               
Power Punch                                    Coconut Water                                  Sorrel                                               

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