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Caribbean/Jamaican Recipes

Growing up in a Jamaican household allowed me to experience all of the flavors of the island. Here you can find some of those classic recipes.

From Cornmeal Porridge, Jamaican Oxtails, Curry Goat, Ackee and Saltfish, Jerk Chicken, Brown Stew Chicken, Curry Chicken, and many more.


This Jamaican Curry Shrimp Recipe is made with Jamaican curry powder, large succulent shrimp, bell peppers, and coconut milk. It’s a quick and easy curry recipe that’s perfect any day of the week.  If you traveled to Jamaica or are familiar with the culture, you know curry is quite popular on the island. Curry chicken, …

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My Jamaican Jerk Fish is something I enjoy cooking when the shining and I have the grill on. One of the best fish to jerk is snapper, as it is a large, meaty fish that takes on flavor and grills well on the BBQ. I marinate the whole snapper in my homemade Jamaican jerk marinade for at least four hours for maximum flavor.

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My homemade jerk marinade recipe is full of bold spices, heat, and flavor that will have you wondering why you didn’t make this sooner! Your Jamaican jerk chicken is sure to stand out from the rest. Prepare a double batch of my favorite Caribbean jerk marinade to level up your grilling game this summer! You’ll …

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Mannish Water (also known as Goat Head Soup) is a traditional Jamaican soup recipe made with goat, tripe and a variety of fresh vegetables. To the water base, I add Scotch bonnet peppers, fresh herbs and spices, along with adobo seasoning for real depth of flavor. This is a hearty and delicious soup recipe that you will want to make again.

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Jamaican Mackerel Rundown is a traditional, flavorful dish that combines tender mackerel with a rich and savory coconut milk sauce. Its unique blend of spices and ingredients creates an authentic taste of the Caribbean right in your own kitchen. Jamaican Mackerel Run Down is a traditional, flavorful dish that combines tender mackerel with a rich …

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My love for Jamaican cooking and Caribbean cuisine runs deep, inspiring this fresh Jamaican coleslaw salad! A creamy and crunchy combination of sweet, tangy, and spice. A take on fresh coleslaw, Jamaican style! Hints of delicious jerk spice you love in Jamaican food. Jamaican coleslaw is a simple recipe that’s easy to make and can …

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A true staple in Jamaican cuisine, these soft, doughy Jamaican boiled dumplings are made from a simple mixture of flour, water, and a pinch of salt, then lovingly boiled to perfection. The result is a versatile and satisfying dish that can be enjoyed on its own or paired with your favorite Jamaican recipes. Dumplings, also …

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Boiled Green Banana is an accompaniment to many Caribbean dishes. This healthy fruit has many benefits and is the perfect base for many delicious meals. Whenever I have a traditional Jamaican meal, whether it’s mackerel rundown, ackee and saltfish, or callaloo, cooked green bananas on the plate are a must. It’s a popular dish among …

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