Add Jamaican Flavor to Your Cooking Repertoire

Add Jamaican Flavor to Your Cooking Repertoire



A whole chicken is cut into quarters before being coated in the lively jerk marinade and grilled or roasted. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/best-jamaican-jerk-chicken-recipe/">The Best Jamaican Jerk Chicken</a>

A whole chicken is cut into quarters before being coated in the lively jerk marinade and grilled or roasted. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/best-jamaican-jerk-chicken-recipe/”>The Best Jamaican Jerk Chicken</a> (Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh/)

The fiery, aromatic jerk marinade cuts through the richness of fatty pork shoulder beautifully. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/jamaican-jerk-pork-recipe/">Jamaican Jerk Pork</a>

The fiery, aromatic jerk marinade cuts through the richness of fatty pork shoulder beautifully. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/jamaican-jerk-pork-recipe/”>Jamaican Jerk Pork</a> (Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh/)

Honey and fresh mango temper the fiery Scotch bonnets in this Caribbean-style hot sauce. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/scotch-bonnet-hot-sauce-recipe/">Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce</a>

Honey and fresh mango temper the fiery Scotch bonnets in this Caribbean-style hot sauce. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/scotch-bonnet-hot-sauce-recipe/”>Scotch Bonnet Hot Sauce</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Grilled-Snapper-with-Habanero-and-Scallions">Grilled Snapper with Habanero and Scallions</a>

Chile heat brings out the sweetness of whole red snapper in this Jamaican recipe. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Grilled-Snapper-with-Habanero-and-Scallions”>Grilled Snapper with Habanero and Scallions</a> (Helen Rosner/)

Bathed in fragrant curry- and ginger-infused coconut milk, this stew is a popular breakfast dish at Kingston cafés. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Curried-Chicken">Curried Chicken</a>

Bathed in fragrant curry- and ginger-infused coconut milk, this stew is a popular breakfast dish at Kingston cafés. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Curried-Chicken”>Curried Chicken</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

Shrimp pulls double duty here: the shells are used to make the flavorful rundown sauce, and the meat is marinated with citrus and lightly cooked with the pasta. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/spaghetti-with-shrimp-rundown-sauce-recipe/">Spaghetti with Shrimp Rundown Sauce</a>

Shrimp pulls double duty here: the shells are used to make the flavorful rundown sauce, and the meat is marinated with citrus and lightly cooked with the pasta. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/spaghetti-with-shrimp-rundown-sauce-recipe/”>Spaghetti with Shrimp Rundown Sauce</a> (Jenny Huang/)

Oxtail, a tough cut of meat, becomes meltingly tender when braised in this traditional Jamaican dish, served with coconut rice and red beans, which soak up all the flavorful pan juices. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/jamaican-braised-oxtail-butter-beans-recipe">Braised Oxtail with Butter Beans</a>

Oxtail, a tough cut of meat, becomes meltingly tender when braised in this traditional Jamaican dish, served with coconut rice and red beans, which soak up all the flavorful pan juices. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/jamaican-braised-oxtail-butter-beans-recipe”>Braised Oxtail with Butter Beans</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Use very ripe organic bananas for these silver-dollar-size fritters, as they will mash the best and create a smooth, sweet batter. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/banana-fritters-with-cinnamon-sugar-and-rum-recipe">Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum</a>

Use very ripe organic bananas for these silver-dollar-size fritters, as they will mash the best and create a smooth, sweet batter. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/banana-fritters-with-cinnamon-sugar-and-rum-recipe”>Banana Fritters with Cinnamon-Sugar and Rum</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

If you prefer, you can use canned red kidney beans in this satisfying side dish, served alongside braised oxtail. Simply skip the first step and rinse one 15-oz. can of beans before adding them to the pan in step two. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/coconut-rice-and-red-beans-recipe">Coconut Rice and Red Beans</a>

If you prefer, you can use canned red kidney beans in this satisfying side dish, served alongside braised oxtail. Simply skip the first step and rinse one 15-oz. can of beans before adding them to the pan in step two. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/coconut-rice-and-red-beans-recipe”>Coconut Rice and Red Beans</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this turkey can also be used as a rub on chicken, pork, goat, fish, or vegetables. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Jerk-Roast-Turkey/">Jamaican Jerk Roast Turkey</a>

Full of fiery chiles and warm spices, the all-purpose seasoning for this turkey can also be used as a rub on chicken, pork, goat, fish, or vegetables. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Jerk-Roast-Turkey/”>Jamaican Jerk Roast Turkey</a> (Jenny Huang | Food Stylist: Laura Rege | Prop Stylist: Vanessa Vazquez/)

These road snacks are possibly named for the way travelers would stamp their feet at food stands to hail vendors. This recipe, adapted from one given to us by Jamaican food columnist Jacqui Sinclair, pairs the fritters with a sauce made with culantro, an herb with a cilantro-like flavor. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/Stamp-and-Go-Salt-Cod-Fritters">Stamp and Go</a>

These road snacks are possibly named for the way travelers would stamp their feet at food stands to hail vendors. This recipe, adapted from one given to us by Jamaican food columnist Jacqui Sinclair, pairs the fritters with a sauce made with culantro, an herb with a cilantro-like flavor. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/Stamp-and-Go-Salt-Cod-Fritters”>Stamp and Go</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

Though spiced in a familiar, jerk-like marinade, this chicken gets shallow-fried and then cooked down with caramelized aromatics until sticky and spicy-sweet. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/jamaican-fricassee-chicken-recipe">Fricassee Chicken</a>

Though spiced in a familiar, jerk-like marinade, this chicken gets shallow-fried and then cooked down with caramelized aromatics until sticky and spicy-sweet. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/jamaican-fricassee-chicken-recipe”>Fricassee Chicken</a> (Matt Taylor-Gross/)

Aromatic fresh rosemary sets the umami-rich marinade for these lamb loin chops apart. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/rosemary-jerk-lamb-loin-chop/">Rosemary-Jerk Lamb Chops</a>

Aromatic fresh rosemary sets the umami-rich marinade for these lamb loin chops apart. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/rosemary-jerk-lamb-loin-chop/”>Rosemary-Jerk Lamb Chops</a> (Thomas Payne/)

Throughout the Caribbean, rum punches flecked with nutmeg have been served steadily since the colonial era. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Punch/">Jamaican Punch</a>

Throughout the Caribbean, rum punches flecked with nutmeg have been served steadily since the colonial era. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Punch/”>Jamaican Punch</a> (Anna Stockwell/)

Dried hominy takes hours of cooking, but it yields a luscious porridge. This recipe comes from Kingston-based caterer Dian Watson. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hominy-Porridge/">Hominy Porridge</a>

Dried hominy takes hours of cooking, but it yields a luscious porridge. This recipe comes from Kingston-based caterer Dian Watson. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Hominy-Porridge/”>Hominy Porridge</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

This version of rundown, typically made with mackerel, was renamed by chef Yvonne Peters-Hope of Ashanti Oasis Vegetarian Restaurant, who gave us the recipe for this meat-free take on the savory breakfast stew. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Vegetable-Run-Up/">Vegetable Run-Up</a>

This version of rundown, typically made with mackerel, was renamed by chef Yvonne Peters-Hope of Ashanti Oasis Vegetarian Restaurant, who gave us the recipe for this meat-free take on the savory breakfast stew. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Vegetable-Run-Up/”>Vegetable Run-Up</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

Jacqui Sinclair, food columnist for the <em>Jamaica Observer</em>, gave us the recipe for these mini brunch quiches made with callaloo, a spinach-like Jamaican green. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Callaloo-and-Cheddar-Quiches/">Callaloo and Cheddar Quiches</a>

Jacqui Sinclair, food columnist for the <em>Jamaica Observer</em>, gave us the recipe for these mini brunch quiches made with callaloo, a spinach-like Jamaican green. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Callaloo-and-Cheddar-Quiches/”>Callaloo and Cheddar Quiches</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

These fluffy fried dumplings, served at the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica, are great alongside ackee and saltfish. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Johnnycakes/">Johnnycakes</a>

These fluffy fried dumplings, served at the Wyndham Kingston Jamaica, are great alongside ackee and saltfish. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Jamaican-Johnnycakes/”>Johnnycakes</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

Sweet conch meat meets fiery chiles in this aromatic stew. Long simmering tenderizes the shellfish and results in a sumptuous dish. Get the recipe for <a href="https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Conch-Soup/">Conch Soup</a>

Sweet conch meat meets fiery chiles in this aromatic stew. Long simmering tenderizes the shellfish and results in a sumptuous dish. Get the recipe for <a href=”https://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Conch-Soup/”>Conch Soup</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

Ackee, Jamaica's national fruit, is the highlight of this hearty sauté. Get the recipe for <a href="http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/Ackee-and-Saltfish">Ackee and Saltfish</a>

Ackee, Jamaica’s national fruit, is the highlight of this hearty sauté. Get the recipe for <a href=”http://www.saveur.com/article/recipes/Ackee-and-Saltfish”>Ackee and Saltfish</a> (Landon Nordeman/)

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