15 Recipes with Jamaican Influences That You Need to Try Out ASAP

Jamaican Toto

There’s no other place out there that speaks volumes about one love more than Jamaica, especially with their motto, which is “Out of many, one people.” It is because of such a mentality that you can easily fall in love with their free-spirited culture. However, you can also say the same with their food. You really don’t have to go all the way to the island just to get a chance to taste their finest cuisines, though. As a matter of fact, you can create some of them for yourself right in your very homes. Check out these dishes, along with the recipes on the links, to truly know what one love is all about.

Meet the Jamaican Toto (yes, that's it above). This is a pretty hearty snack that will have you craving for even more. It’s healthy, considering that it’s gluten-free. Of course, its main ingredient is coconut, which is definitely a favorite among Jamaicans. Give this a try and see what you’ve been missing out on.

Stamp and Go

   The name is pretty simple, yet the taste is anything but. Filled with flavor, this deep fried dish makes for either a perfect snack or a sumptuous dinner. It’s essentially fritters made from codfish. In short, it’s seafood bliss for the taste buds.

Stew Peas & Rice

            It’s as simple as it gets. However, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. This Jamaican dish has all the right flavor to keep you coming back for more. It’s hearty and fulfilling, down to the last bite.

Jamaican Patty Pops

This is perhaps one of the more common recipes in Jamaican culture. You can practically see a lot of street vendors selling these. However, if you’ve tried it out and are looking to get a few more bites in, why not make your own? The recipe above is pretty easy to follow and you can bring this along everywhere you go for a to-go snack.

Mannish Water

Goat meat is a rarity in most states in the US. However, if you do get your hands on it, you might want to create this recipe. It’s mildly spicy, which is just enough to keep your tongue heated up. The soup is to die for, and the dumplings give the dish an added texture that contributes to its overall tastiness.