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

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.

Roasted and Fried Breadfruit

It’s not the most common fruit, that’s for sure. However, once you’ve had a taste of it, you’ll be off in the supermarket looking for some. It’s even better when deep fried to perfection. This will surely fill your tummy up the more you eat it.

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When you’ve got a dish made with goat meat, you know you’re in for a treat. It’s soft and easy to chew, even if you’ve cooked it beyond recommendation. When some sweet and spicy curry is added to the mix, it deserves more than a mere mention. Mix it with rice so you can have a truly hearty meal.