Jamaican Dishes

7 Jamaican Dishes You Have To Try

There is some wonderful regional cooking in the Caribbean; these Jamaican dishes are right up there with the tastiest food you will find. Even though you might be able to travel there, you can easily make these recipes at home.

The aren’t just any recipes either, as they come from some of the world’s top food bloggers. People who are at the absolute top of their craft so make sure you bookmark the recipes and follow their other tips.

Get ready for an explosion of your taste buds. Jamaican food is a fusion of African, Creole, Cajun, West Indian, and many, many more droolworthy flavours. Famous dishes include chicken with jerk spice (a mix cinnamon, cloves, ginger, thyme, garlic, pepper, and nutmeg), but there’s so many more tasty eats to try. These Jamaican dishes will transport you straight to Kingston…

The Best Jamaican Dishes

1. Jamaican Jerk Sauce

This iconic Jamaican recipe works perfectly as a marinade or a dipping sauce. Whether you’re having a BBQ or cooking up some chicken, this homemade jerk sauce recipe is a guaranteed hit.

Recipe created by Joss.

2. Curry Chicken Lettuce Wraps

These curry chicken lettuce wraps are incredibly good; perfectly ground chicken with heaps of an abundant Caribbean flavour profile! They’re so easy to make and also good for you.

Recipe created by Quin.

3. Green Banana Porridge

A good day starts with a good warm bowl of porridge, it’s a must in all Caribbean households. Porridge is the number one breakfast throughout the islands and this amazing Jamaican-style green banana version is an absolute classic.

Recipe created by Juliska.

4. Jamaican Vegetable Soup

Beautiful tropical veggies, roots and fruits make a stew that bursts with exotic flavours. It features gluten-free dumplings too, so you will be nice and full after eating this.

Recipe created by Marta and Edward.

Jamaican Dishes

5. Coconut Rice And Beans

Coconut Rice and Beans is a Caribbean-inspired, easy-to-make side dish that’s packed with protein and flavour! Tender black beans and perfectly cooked rice cooked in nutty coconut milk and seasoned with lots of tropical spices.

Recipe created by Nicole.

Jamaican Dishes

6. Jerk Chicken

If you want a recipe that makes you feel like you’re on vacation, give this Jamaican Jerk Chicken a try! Completely coated in multiple spices, this chicken will rock your world with flavour. Finish up that recipe with a coat of pineapple sauce and you’ve got a dish everyone will be obsessed with.

Recipe created by Julie.

Jamaican Dishes

7. Jamaican Beef Patties

These beef patties are filled with spicy beef, seasoned with paprika and allspice and wrapped in a buttery, yellow crust flavoured with turmeric.

Recipe created by Gina.

Jamaican Dishes

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