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.

Fried Plantains

Plantains are essentially deep fried bananas. Simple in concept, but brilliant in execution, it is quite sweet. With succeeding bites, you’ll definitely grow an addiction to them. What’s even better is that you can have these either as a main course for dinner, or a dessert meal.

Saltfish and Ackee Fritters

Whoever thought that mixing fruit and fish would be a good combination? Jamaica did, and it worked out perfectly. Salt fish pounded and mashed along with Ackee creates a mixture of flavors that are truly out of this world. Deep fry those mashed balls and you’ve got something to keep your taste buds preoccupied throughout the day.

Sweet Potato Bun

This is essentially Christmas pudding. However, it tastes slightly different, and all for the better too. One bite of it is enough to make you moan in satisfaction (no, we don’t mean that sexually). It’s also somewhat of an Easter bun. Seriously, how the Jamaicans ever thought this one up is beyond us, but it really works.