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Jamaica: Recipes and Cuisine

Dangling legs in Jamaica

Image Creative Commons by Bob Gaffney

Ackee, pawpaw, jerk, stamp-and-go...the cuisine of Jamaica is as fun to say as it is to eat! Cooking on this Caribbean island has been influenced by immigration from several areas of the world — Africa, Asia, Europe — as well as by the Arawaks, Jamaica's original inhabitants. The result is spicy, nourishing food with a powerful punch of flavor.


Jamaican Recipes

Try these recipes from Jamaica.


Black-eyed pea fritters

(Senegalese black-eyed pea fritters)


Bammy Jamaican cassava flatbread

(Jamaican cassava flatbread)


Limes on the tree

(Caribbean lime-poached fish)

Fish Pie

Jamaican fish pie with mashed potato topping

(Jamaican baked fish and eggs)