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Jamaican Recipes

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Add some flavor to your plate with these delicious traditional Jamaican recipes. From breakfast to mains, drinks and sides, these recipes are always super popular! Learn how to cook with Jamaican ingredients and methods for dishes full of flavor and soul. These island recipes are sure to brighten your day!

collage of popular jamaican recipes


These Jamaican recipes are ones that I grew up with, that my Mother would make me, and my go to’s when I want some comfort food. Jamaican food is full of bright and vibrant flavors that I just can’t get enough of.

A lot of these recipes use traditional cooking techniques, but I’ve also included some air fryer and Instant Pot recipes as well. Find quick and simple recipes that are easy to make after a busy day at work, and rich and tasty slow-cooked stews that are perfect for the weekend.

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean!

My Forking Life Jamaican Recipes

Discover new and vibrant flavors with my favorite and most popular Jamaican recipes. Try something new, you'll find lots of inspiration here!

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Monday 17th of June 2024

Made the Banana Porridge today and it turned out exactly how my mom makes it ! Thank you for this page. going to make more meals as well.


Tuesday 18th of June 2024

Thanks so much, Kay! So happy you liked the porridge.


Friday 29th of December 2023

Hi Tanya, I found your page while looking for an authentic Jamaican porridge and your site is perfect! Are you still making videos? Thank you so much for the amazing recipes!


Tuesday 2nd of January 2024

Thanks so much, Diane! I am still making videos, just on a little break right now. Hoping to get back on Youtube soon.


Thursday 11th of May 2023

As a 2nd generation Jamaican, I definitely didn't watch my dad and grandma as much as I should have in the kitchen. I want to pass these recipes down to my children so I cant express how much I appreciate you sharing your Jamaican recipes!


Thursday 11th of May 2023

Thanks Eli! That means a lot. I'm so happy I can share the recipes.


Wednesday 22nd of February 2023

You have no idea how much I appreciate you for sharing these Jamaican recipes! My Dad passed away and he was a proud Jamaican. He spoiled my family by cooking everything and I didn’t learn as much as I should’ve. However when I made the porridge for breakfast and brown stew chicken for lunch it felt like I was gone again! So thank you, thank you, THANK YOU❤️🇯🇲


Thursday 23rd of February 2023

Thank you Dee! So glad you liked the recipes and happy I can share.

Mai Cong

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Thank you for sharing your recipes with us! My family and i love them so much!


Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Thanks Mai!