Fried Boiled Dumplings - Recipe
The boiled dumpling is a Jamaican staple and is eaten almost daily. It is said that no "true" Jamaican meal is complete without it. The fried boiled dumpling is special. The dumpling has to be boiled first and left overnight before it is fried. The anticipation of frying your boiled dumplings the next day seem to add to the taste that some describe as "fun".
Roti is a type of bread popular in South Asia as well as the Caribbean. Similar in appearance to a Mexican tortilla, it is made with wheat flour and no leavening. In Jamaica roti is often eaten with a filling of curry goat or curry chicken.
March is usually tamarind season in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Even though “Tamarind Balls” are available year round the homemade version of the sweet & sour delight are especially popular during the season. “Tamarind Balls” are popular throughout the Caribbean and some versions include hot pepper making it spicy. The Jamaican version typically is non-spicy. Here is a simply “Tamarind Balls “recipe.
Jamaican Style Conch Fritters
The meat from the large sea snail called conch is a favorite of many in Jamaica and the Caribbean. Pronounced "conk" it is considered an aphrodisiac and energy booster. In Caribbean conch is used to make soups, salads and fritters. The meat is tough and has to be finely chopped for use. Here is our tasty Jamaican style conch fritters.
Soursop Ice Cream
This ice cream can be made in a traditional freezer or poured into ice cube trays for freezing. The classic Jamaican fruit lends itself well to home-made ice cream and can be enjoyed throughout the year.
Scotch Bonnet Sauce Recipe
The Jamaican Scotch Bonnet is perhaps the world's hottest pepper (chile). It is not only hot but has a distinct flavor that accents your food. If you are a fan of hot sauces this recipe is for you.
Archeologists have found evidence that jackfruit was cultivated in India some 3000 years ago. Let's hope the ancient diners enjoyed a salad with the good-tasting ingredients featured in this recipe.