8 Great Jamaican Recipes

8 Great Jamaican Recipes

If you can’t visit the islands this summer, let the islands come to you! Preparing some authentic Jamaican recipes will spice up your dinner menu and give your meals a tropical twist. Try some traditional Jamaican jerk chicken or whip up a few banana fritters as a quick treat!

Jamaican Jerk Chicken: This is a dish promised to be finished at your dinner table and no one will believe you actually made this yourself.

Jamaican Meat Patties: Curry powder, hot pepper sauce and thyme make these patties tasty for appetizers or main course.
 
Banana Fritters: This is a fabulous Jamaican breakfast food that will get you jumping out of bed! It can also be served as a healthy dessert option.
 
Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Island Salsa: In Jamaica, the jerk method of food preparation involves seasoning meat with a sweet-hot secret mixture of peppers, tropical spices like cinnamon and allspice, rosemary and other savory herbs then slow grilling or roasting. This specially-created spice blend captures the tantalizing taste of the islands in just 35 minutes.

Jamaican-Style Griddle Biscuits: Serve these hot biscuits with any meal.
 
Quick Jamaican Red Beans and Rice: This recipe is the easy version of a Jamaican favorite.
 
Jamaican Chicken: A very simple and quickly prepared recipe. My family frequently requests this recipe served with mashed potatoes.
 
Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloin: The extra steps to prepare this multi-spice dish are well worth the effort.
 
Here are some traditional ingredients you may find in Jamaican recipes:
-Beans
-Breadfruit
-Cassava
-Coconut
-Guava
-Pineapple
-Plantain
-Sugar cane
-Yam

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