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!
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!
Cooking the most delicious plantains has never been easier than in the air fryer! Quick and easy to cook and prep, they make for one tasty appetizer or serve up as a side with your favorite Caribbean dishes.
Jamaican Cornmeal Porridge is smooth, creamy, and comforting. A popular breakfast dish in Jamaica, this porridge is the perfect recipe to start the day. This porridge is the breakfast of champions! It’s so comforting and it’ll keep you full and ready to tackle your day.
This Jamaican Festival recipe is a homemade version of the popular Jamaican snack. Made with a few simple ingredients, this delicious fried sweet dough is the perfect side dish for your favorite Jamaican recipes.
This authentic and traditional Jamaican Curry Chicken Recipe is the perfect combination of rich flavors in one plate. This is the Caribbean dish to make when you want a taste of the islands. Curry chicken was a weeknight meal for us growing up and my mom makes some of the best curry chicken ever!
This Jamaican Instant Pot Rice and Beans recipe is generally called “rice and peas” on the island. It’s made with red kidney beans, coconut milk, and added spices. Make it in your Instant Pot Pressure Cooker for perfect results.
This Jamaican Spice Bun is usually served with cheese and served during the Easter holiday. I eat it year round, don’t judge me. It’s a delicious bread recipe that is a part of the Jamaican Culture and can easily be made at home.
This Jamaican sorrel drink is a traditional Caribbean beverage made with the sepals of the Roselle plant, a species of the hibiscus flower. This drink is served over ice and it’s traditionally served during the Christmas Holiday. It’s refreshing, easy to make, and full of flavor.