The Irish Moss is a seaweed that was original found near Ireland hence the name. The Irish consumed Irish moss during the famine of the 19th century in Ireland. The seaweed grows on rocks in Jamaica. Irish migrants to Jamaica brought the tradition of the Irish Moss to Jamaica. It is one of Jamaica’s most notorious drinks among men (and some women) who seek “vigor”. It is believed “to put lead in your pencil “, “put it back” and boost energy that will lead to an increased libido. It is also used by many as a herbal medicine.
Coffee Jamaican Style
Do you love coffee? Jamaican Blue Mountain coffee is one of the finest in the world.If you are looking for a new and "mello" way to have coffee then this recipe is for you. Try out special Coffee Jamaican style recipe.
Do you love Jamaican Escovitch? Do love your lobster? Do you love spicy food? We have just the recipe for you, Escovitch Lobster. Our easy step by step recipe is perfect for novice or expert cooks. Now you have spice up your life with Escovitch Lobster style !!!
Boiled Banana Jamaican bananas was once a popular export from the island. It was also a favorite fruit by locals. Boiled green bananas was a cheap, quick and easy side dish for many Jamaicans. It is popularly served for breakfast will callaloo or ackee & saltfish. It is the perfect compliment for curry goat, brown stew fish and many other Jamaican dishes.
Jamaican Pumpkin rice
Jamaican Pumpkin rice with Saltfish is one of the quickest, tastiest on pot dish you can make. It is mainly done on a lazy day when no one wants to cook a big meal. Feeling lazy today? Check out our Jamaican Pumpkin rice with Saltfish rice recipe today.
This Christmas make a nice, sorrel chutney! If you have fresh Jamaican sorrel give it a try! This is absolutely excellent on chicken, fish, or pork, or in sandwiches. It is great for when you have an over-abundance of sorrel during the Christmas season.
Ital Stew Peas (Veggie Stew Peas)
Stew Peas is a popular Jamaican dish that is enjoyed by meat lover. Vegans do not have to be left out anymore. Enjoy the Ital/Veggie/Vegetarian Jamaican Stew Peas. With Kidney beans as the feature ingredient this dish is high in protein which is especially important for Vegetarians.
Red Stripe Chicken
Jamaica's Red Stripe is famous around the world for it great taste. Now you can have that taste in chicken. This month's featured recipe is Coconut chicken Red Stripe Chicken.
Remember you mother or grandmother using the excess bread to make Jamaican Bread Pudding? It is a favorite for those with a sweet tooth. Enjoy our Jamaican bread pudding recipe.
Yam is one of the main staples with a Jamaican meal. It is rumored that Jamaican yellow yam is the secret to Jamaica's track athlete Olympic success. Boiled yam is the most popular this dish is serviced. Enjoy our boiled yam recipe.
The Jamaican style cabbage salad is a favorite at many family gatherings. It is a quick and easy to make. Best of all it tastes great!!! Enjoy our cabbage salad recipe.
You have heard about bananas fritters, salt fish fritters and conch fritters. This month we introduce you to cornmeal fritters. It is a member of the same "family" with the fried dumpling and festival.
Are you a vegan willing to try something new? Our curry callaloo is the perfect recipe for those on the go. Rich in Iron and delicious when served with yam, dumplings and boiled green bananas.
Oven Baked Breadfruit
Our oven baked breadfruit recipe is quick and easy for those who do not have the ability to roast a breadfruit outdoor. Even though it may not have that smoked taste it is still a delicious side dish or appetizer.
The ackee dip is an impressive tasting Jamaican appetizer. It is perfect for that social occasion. It's so easy to make no one will know.
Quick Jamaican Rice & Peas
Sunday Rice and Peas is a must but when you are on the go it can be a challenge. Our quick rice and peas is for the person on the go that wants to have Jamaica’s “Coat and Arms’, but quickly with a Rice Cooker and pre-cooked pigeon or red peas.
Quick Jamaican Festival Mix
Festival can best be described as a slightly sweet, crispy cornmeal fritters that is frequently served in Jamaica with fried fish. They get their name because eating them is like having a festival in your mouth.
The Gizzada (Gizzarda) is a favorite coconut. pastry snack that Jamaicans enjoy eating. Learn how to make Gizzada (Gizzarda).
Steamed Cabbage and Saltfish
Steamed Cabbage and Saltfish is typically served as a breakfast meal however it is the perfect meal for any time of the day.
Callaloo and Saltfish
Callaloo and Saltfish is a Jamaican favorite. It is served any day of the week but is popularly eaten for breakfast on a Saturday or Sunday morning. It is served with boiled green bananas, yam and flour dumpling.
Would you like to enjoy a Jamaican patty but you do not eat meat. Vegetarians and natural food lover enjoy our Veggie Patty.
Jamaican Callaloo Patty
If you like Jamaican patties but you are a Vegetarian then you will enjoy Callaloo Patties. Enjoy the recipe.
Steamed Cabbage is one of the fasted Jamaican meals to prepare. Enjoy the recipe.
Ackee and Saltfish Patty
Would you like to try the Jamaican national dish a new way. Enjoy our delicious recipe for Jamaican Ackee and Saltfish Patties .
Sweet Cassava Pudding
For a great Sunday dinner desert check out our Sweet Cassava Pudding recipe. We also included a recipe for a Golden sauce for a Jamaican pudding.
Like rice, cornmeal is a staple in the Jamaican diet . This makes cornmeal pudding a favorite deserts in Jamaica.
Enjoy our coconut Toto recipe. It is one of the many Jamaican coconut cakes that is served as a desert.
Boiled Flour Dumplings
Some may claim that the dumpling has no nutritional value however no "true" Jamaican meal is complete without it.
Stuffed Roast Beef
Seasoned with many of Jamaican spices Jamaican Stuffed Roast Beef is a favorites at special occasions.
Horderves anyone? Try our Codfish Ball recipe. It is the perfect horderve or appetizer for any occasion.
This is a special recipe for all vegetarians and ital food lovers. Try our callaloo fritters.
Quick Vegetable Curry
Looking for a quick vegetarian meal that you cook in less than 20 minutes? Try our "Quick Vegetable Curry"
Renta Pineapple Orange Drink
This month try something new and exciting. Check out our Renta Pineapple Orange Drink recipe.
Bulla and Pear (Avocado) is an old time favorite especially in the Jamaican countryside. Check out our Jamaican Ginger Bulla Recipe.
Shrimp in Coconut Cream Sauce
Are you a seafood and fruit lover? Try the Shrimp in Coconut Cream Sauce from last month's recipe contest winner in our "Ackee and Saltfish
Do you remember the days when you used to eat a patty with corn bread. Check out our Jamaican style cornbread receipe.
Yellow Yam Rissoles
Are you ready to try some new, different but Jamaican. Check out our Yellow Yam Rissoles recipe submitted by Albert Town High School for the Trelawny Yam Festival .
Hominy Corn Porridge
Remember those morning breakfast with Hominy Corn Porridge. Check out the recipe.
Southern Fried Jerk Chicken
I bet you thought you tried just about everything "Jerk". Check out our newest Jamaican Jerk Style recipe....Southern Fried Jerk Chicken.
What's that fruit? Jackfruit, Guniep, Hog Pum, Tinkin toe and more...We have provided a glossary of Jamaican and Caribean Fruits including pictures.