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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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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!

Peter Hilary

Friday 29th of July 2022

Tanya Love love your recipes. Thank you. Do you have one for steamed fish - Jamaican style obviously. Thanks Peter


Wednesday 3rd of August 2022

Hi Peter, thank you. I have an escovitch fish recipe. You could steam it rather than fry it.


Wednesday 27th of July 2022

Thank you for all the wonderful Jamaican recipes. I attended Hampton School in St. Elizabeth and miss the food. I am still learning to make many dishes I grew up with. Do you have the recipe for coconut fudge, the pink and white one? There are no fresh coconuts in the grocery stores in Michigan but we have a very nice Caribbean market. Thank you!


Friday 29th of July 2022

Hi Fanica, thanks so much! I don't have a recipe for coconut fudge, but I'll be sure to ask my mom if she does.


Sunday 15th of May 2022

The Jamaican Brown Stew Chicken is out of this world! It rivals anything I have had in a Jamaican specialty restaurant or while vacationing in Negril.


Monday 16th of May 2022

Thank you so much Helen!

Kurt Hangle

Tuesday 18th of January 2022

I cook dishes from around the world and am always looking for new flavours or twists in various ethnic groups. I cooked your curry chicken and with your rice and beans. WOW! So good. Betapac is my go to as well!


Wednesday 19th of January 2022

Thank you Kurt! So glad you like the recipes.