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10 Interesting Foods of Jamaica


I hope you enjoy this Article about 10 Interesting Foods of Jamaica…..

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  1. Jamaican Ackee: Our very own national fruit ackee, is not only a good source of protein,download but truly delicious. It is essential to wait until the pod has opened before eating it, otherwise the results aren’t totally pleasurable. Ackee is mainly eaten with salt fish, or rice. Its yellow and looks kind of like scrambled eggs.
  2. Jamaican Breadfruit: One of the most versatile and jamaican fried-fish-and-breadfruitdelicious fruits around, the exotic breadfruit actually tastes of bread. Whether you roast or boil it, you’ll enjoy a potato-like consistency, and the sweet taste of All Right. It kind of reminds me of french fries but in a bread. It is great with some salt and butter. Goes great with fried fish.
  3. Jamaican Callaloo: A breakfast staple, callaloo is a very nutritious plant, noted as a rich download (1)source of vitamins and minerals. This leafy green vegetable is commonly served steamed and tastes similar to that of spinach, but not quite as bitter. Its high in Iron, so it is good for women after they have given birth or post menstruation to build the blood back up.
  4. Guinep: Guineps appear as a cluster of drupes (similar to grapes), with a thin layer of green skin which, when bitten, reveals an orange hued gelatin flesh. The tart like taste is quite addictive, so don’t be surprised if you find yourself consuming the whole bunch! Be careful though, the juice from this fruit can cause stains. Guineps are loved by children. jamaican june plum
  5. Jamaican June Plum: A wonderful source of iron and protein, the June Plum is both juicy and sour. Sometimes a dash of salt is used to give the fruit an explosive flavor. Its great for making fresh June Plum Juice.
  6. Jamaican Coco: A treat in soups and breads, the Jamaican coco has a creamy, comforting taste. With big spade shaped leaves, it takes close to a year to mature. But we think it’s worth it.jamaican ethiopian -apple
  7. Otaheite Apple (Cocoplum): The refreshing, Otaheite apple is a burst of balanced sweetness. Its deep crimson red skin coats its crisp white flesh, in a pear-like shape. This fruit is noted as being a good way to hydrate and has even been used for treating diabetes and other maladies. Some People call it Ethiopian Apple
  8. Jamaican Star Apple: This luscious fruit appears in variations of dark purple to green with jamaican star applea soft pulp flesh core. Jamaicans often refer to the star apple as the “mean” fruit as they never fall from their stems even after they’ve ripened. Still, the star apple offers a generous helping of sweet satisfaction, though you should try to avoid the skin as it can be rather bitter. The pulp was traditionally used with sweetened milk to make a dessert called ‘matrimony’.
  9. Jamaican Sweetsop: Nestled inside the lumpy green outer-layer of this fruit is an aromatic jamaican sweet sopand sweet custard-like pulp. The sweet sop is a very good dessert or breakfast fruit and is an excellent source of vitamin C and manganese.
  10. Jamaican Sour Orange: Also known as bitter or Seville orange, this citrus is usually enjoyed by locals as an alternative to lemons and makes refreshing lemonade. Though many have found the fruit too unpalatable to be consumed straight from the tree, the sour orange is very useful for making marmalade and flavoring for baking, cooking and even liqueur. Its great to eat on a hot day as a refresher.
  11. Jamaican Tangerine: The second best thing about a Jamaican tangerinjamaican tangerinee is how easily they can be peeled. The first would have to be the delicious sweet flesh you’ll come to discover. The carpals (sections) come apart with ease, making the feasting of this fruit even more gratifying. Best enjoyed freshly picked, they can also be added to salads or desserts for a sweet and tarty zest.

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Best & Popular Jamaican Food Dishes

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best jamaican foodI don’t eat meat. But, I still remember the flavors of some of the food dishes my Grandmother and Mother would cook for me. Before I became a Rastafari I would visit some of the Jamaican food Restaurants, so I am pretty confident I know my stuff. Plus, Jamaican food is so vast, you can be vegetarian and still enjoy flavorful Jamaican food without the meat.

  1. Jamaican Curry Goat – This Jamaican food dish is so popular and so good. Mostly men request it at Jamaican food restaurants. Before I became vegan, this was my favorite Jamaican food dish.
  2. Jamaican Jerk Chicken – Jamaican Jerk Chick is probably one of our top 2 dishes we are world Renowned for. Its spice, hot, and tastes really good. You can buy the Jerk Sauce at the supermarket and cook it at home. I did this once, I put way too much Jerk Sauce.
  3. Jamaican Jerk Pork – I think this food dish is a favorite of20130715-jerk-chicken-final-food-lab-38many people (non Rastafari) Before I became a Rastafari I loved to eat me some Jerk Pork. Try it if you get a chance. Tasty. I am remembering form over 10 years ago.
  4. Ackee and Salt Fish – This is known as Jamaica’s “International” dish. Ackee and Saltfish is eaten, for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
  5. Jamaican Run Down – Jamaican Run down. Jamaican run down is so commonly cooked in Jamaican culture that its often overlooked. Jamaican run down is a breakfast that is made with salt fish tomato, black pepper, oil, scallion. It tastes salty and we cook it with some plain dumplings on the side. Makes a great breakfast, or snack. Sometimes we eat it for dinner too.
  6. Jamaican Oxtail – Ok I have a confession. Out of all the flavors of Oxtail-Butter-Beanseach individual Jamaican food, Jamican oxtail has the best flavors. Don’t ask me what they cook it with I do not know off the top of my head….but you should cook this at home. You will be blown away by the way it tastes. Trust me.
  7. Jamaican Fried Fish – Jamaican fried fish. Just thinking about makes me want to go back to Jamaica. Jamaican fried fish is a food you eat when you want some healthy comfort food if that makes sense. Jamaicans will often request fried fish is they are tired of eating Chicken or if they are vegetarian but still don’t mind eating fish. (like me)
  8. Jamaican stew Chicken – This is still my favorite Jamaican food dish. I am not crazy about eating Chicken anymore. I seek it out about once a month. The taste of Jamaican stew Chicken is one your palette will never forget.
  9. Chicken Foot Soup – Chicken foot Soup. Chicken foot soup tastes jamaican chicken foot soupgreat when you are in the mood for it. Sometimes if you are not feeling well, or feel like you wan to eat something full of nutrients Jamaican foot soup might be the answer. Jamaican people cook it so good and it doesnt cost a lot of money to make.
  10. Jamaican Curry Chicken – Jamaican curry chicken is delicious so many people admire Jamaica for this dish. Jamaican Curry chicken is another meal that some people think every Jamaican eats. Well I take that as a compliment.

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How to cook Hot Jamaican Porridge

How to Cook Hot Jamaican  Cornmeal Porridge

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ingredients

  1. 1 cup of yellow cornmeal
  2. 4 cups of water
  3. 1/2 a teaspoon of salt
  4. 1 cup of milk
  5. 1/2 cup of sweetened condensed milk
  6. 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  7. 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon
  8. 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  9. Sugar to taste

How to Prepare

  1. Mixing  – Mixing the cornmeal Place the cornmeal in a bowl and add 1 cup of water
    Mix the water and cornmeal together
  2. Boiling – Boiling the water Mix one cup of milk and three cups of water in a saucepan
    Bring to the boil
  3. Add the Cornmeal– Adding the cornmeal Once the water and milk has boiled turn down the heat and stir in the cornmeal mix
    Simmer for 10 minutes, stirring regularly
  4. Other Ingredients – Adding the other ingredients Stir in the condensed milk, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg.
    Simmer for a further five minutes

Serve it hot.


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Jamaican Beef Patty Recipe

Outer Crust Jamaican Beef Patty  Ingredients

  • 4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening or lard, at room temperature (look for non-hydrogenated shortening)

Inner Filling Jamaican Beef Patty Ingredients

  • 2 onions
  • 3 scallions, including green tops
  • 2 scotch bonnet chilies
  • 1 ½ pounds ground beef or chuck
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 ½ cups fine bread crumbs
  • ¾ teaspoon ground thyme
  • ¾ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • to taste
  • 1 cup water

Next….

  • In a large bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, turmeric, and salt.
  • Stir with a whisk to blend.
  • Cut in the shortening with a pastry blender or 2 dinner knives until the dough has the consistency of cornmeal.
  • Gradually add just enough cold water to hold the dough together, mixing it in with a fork.
  • Take care not to overwork your dough; it should just come together.
  • Form the dough into a disk and wrap it in the plastic wrap.
  • Refrigerate the dough while you make the filling, or for as long as overnight.
  • If chilled overnight, remove from the refrigerator 15 minutes before rolling out

Next….



  • Cut up the onions, scallions, and chilies
  • Add to the beef and mix well.
  • In a Dutch oven or large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat, then cook the meat mixture, stirring frequently, until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
  • Stir in the bread crumbs, seasonings, and water.
  • Cover and simmer for 20 – 30 minutes, or until thickened; the mixture should be just wet, not runny or dry. Remove from the heat and let cool while you roll out the dough.
  • check out my blog post on how to cook Jamaican Curried Goat!!

Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Now Combine the filling and The Pastry!!

  • Divide the dough into 24 even sized pieces.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out each piece of dough to a thickness of about ⅜ of an inch. a little thicker than pie dough
  • and cut into a round shape using a can, glass, or cup about 4 inches across.
  • Place the rounds on the ungreased baking sheets Cover the rounds you are not working on with a damp cloth.
  • Spoon filling onto a round to cover half of the pastry, leaving a ¼ inch border.
  • Fold the other half over and seal the edges by crimping with a fork,. Bake the patties for 30 – 35 minutes, or until golden. Serve hot!

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Jamaican Curried Goat Ingredients/Steps

  • 2 tablespoons oil
  • 1 ½ lbs. (700g) goat, cut into small cubes (buy it cut already its easier)
  • 3 large onions, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons curry powder
  • 2 large potatoes, diced
  • 2 ripe tomatoes, diced
  • 3 cups (750 ml) chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon wine vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 bay leaf

Jamaican Curried Goat Cooking Steps

Step 1
Heat the oil in a large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, and brown the meat in batches. Remove the meat with slotted spoon and set aside.

Saute the onions and garlic in the drippings until soft but not brown, takes about 5 minutes

Step 2
Stir in the curry powder and potatoes, and cook for about 3 minutes to release the curry flavour.

Step 3
Add the tomato, stock, vinegar, salt and paprika. Return the meat to the pan, cover and simmer for 1 ½ hours. Add ½ cup(125 ml) water if the mixture become too dry. Add the bay leaf and cook for 30 minutes more until the meat is tender. Remove the bay leaf and serve with plain rice or  Jamaican Rice and peas.

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