Jamaican breakfast with ackee and saltfish and dumplings

Jamaican Food/Recipe: Full yuh belly wid Jamaica’s National dish, Ackee and Saltfish

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2017, Denise N. Fyffe Ackee and Saltfish is Jamaica's national dish. This meal is tasty and provides great nourishment for many families. The ackee tree grows all over Jamaica and can be found in the back and front yards of hundreds of thousands of Jamaican homes; even by the road side and … Continue reading Jamaican Food/Recipe: Full yuh belly wid Jamaica’s National dish, Ackee and Saltfish

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Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

Whenever I talk about buying organic food the first concern most people have is how expensive it is, however, shopping and cooking organically can be done more cheaply than you may think. The truth is that it does require organisation, creativity and lifestyle changes, but these changes have the potential to make you healthier and … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipe: Why Buying Organic Doesn’t Need To Cost The Earth

Jamaican Food / Recipe: Assault your senses with Jamaican Oxtail Dish

The oxtail is a popular dish in the island of Jamaica. Oxtail is the tail of cattle that is sliced up and can be prepared with many side dishes and this delicacy also makes a killer gravy. Today we will give you the recipe to make your own tasty, mouthwatering Jamaican Oxtail at home. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

2lb of Oxtail
1 tin of broad beans
5 cups of water
1 onion
2 tomatoes
2 scallion
1/2 a scotch bonnet pepper
1/2 lb of carrots
2 cloves of garlic
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon of all spice
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Cooking

Oxtail and beans - Chopping the vegetables

Chop the scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, tomato, carrot and thyme

Oxtail and beans - Seasoning the oxtail

Season the oxtail with scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, thyme, allspice, salt and pepper

Oxtail and beans - Browning the oxtail

Fry the oxtail and seasoning in a tablespoon of oil for about 10 minutes.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

The oxtail is a popular dish in the island of Jamaica. Oxtail is the tail of cattle that is sliced up and can be prepared with many side dishes and this delicacy also makes a killer gravy. Today we will give you the recipe to make your own tasty, mouthwatering Jamaican Oxtail at home. Check out the recipe below.

Ingredients

2lb of Oxtail
1 tin of broad beans
5 cups of water
1 onion
2 tomatoes
2 scallion
1/2 a scotch bonnet pepper

1 tablespoon ReCaFo Jamaican Sweet & Spicy Sauce
1/2 lb of carrots
2 cloves of garlic
4 sprigs of fresh thyme
1/2 teaspoon of all spice
1/2 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper

Cooking

Oxtail and beans - Chopping the vegetables

Chop the scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, onion, tomato, carrot and thyme

Oxtail and beans - Seasoning the oxtail

Season the oxtail with scallion, scotch bonnet pepper, garlic, thyme, allspice, salt and pepper

Oxtail and beans - Browning the oxtail

Fry the oxtail and seasoning in…

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Jamaican Food: Curry Lobster, Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles

By: Denise N. Fyffe. Copyright © 2013, Poetess Defy, Denise N. Fyffe I am a lover of good food; but especially Chinese food. In Jamaica we are blessed to have a diverse cultural mix and Chinese restaurants in every town. This evening I had the wonderful opportunity to enjoy some Jamaican Chinese Food from Yaos … Continue reading Jamaican Food: Curry Lobster, Sweet and Sour Pork with Noodles

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Jamaican Food / Recipe: Sumptuous Jamaican Curry Feast with Rice and Peas

This sumptuous Jamaican food/meal and recipe was Posted by funnyloveblog Good Morning! I trust that you are having a lovely weekend. After the glory that was Shrimp with Curry Cream Sauce yesterday, I decided it’d be nice to have a whole dang island-style meal.  This is great for a gang, and you can make tons of the dishes in advance! No … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipe: Sumptuous Jamaican Curry Feast with Rice and Peas

Jamaican Food / Recipe: Jamaican Carrot Bread

The carrot is a vegetable that is very versatile. It can be used to do many things from cooking to baking to juicing. Today we give you a sumptuous Jamaican Carrot Bread recipe for this awesome vegetable. Check Jamaican Carrot Bread out below.

Preparation time: 25m
Cooking time: 1h

Ingredients

For 8 people

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

The carrot is a vegetable that is very versatile. It can be used to do many things from cooking to baking to juicing. Today we give you a sumptuous recipe for this awesome vegetable. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 25m
Cooking time: 1h

Ingredients

For 8 people

  • 3 cups flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon powder
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon mixed spice (optional)
  • 2 cups shredded carrots
  • 1 cup raisins (optional)
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup Margarine, melted and cooled
  • 1 cup sugar

Directions

  1. Combine all dry ingredients in a bowl, except the sugar.  Add the shredded carrots and raisins and mix well.
  2. Combine all liquids, add sugar and whisk until dissolved.
  3. Make a well in the centre of the dry ingredients, pour in the liquid and mix well.
  4. Scrape batter into a greased pan (2 lbs.) and bake at 180°C (350°F) for 50-60 minutes or until a skewer inserted in the centre comes out clean.

Enjoy

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Jamaican Food / Recipe: Sweet Delicious Cornmeal Porridge

Morning! Delicious Jamaican Cornmeal porridge is on the menu this Sunday. Jamaican’s love their porridge and I’m happy to say I’m no exception!  Cornmeal porridge is the Jamaican choice for a warming nutritious breakfast.  It is rich and warming, and so tasty with lovely spices.  A great alternative to oat based porridge as it’s gluten … Continue reading Jamaican Food / Recipe: Sweet Delicious Cornmeal Porridge

Jamaican Food / Recipe: Jamaican Cream of Ackee Soup

As we have stated before in previous articles, the ackee fruit is a part of Jamaica’s national dish (ackee and saltfish). Today we give you a recipe for a new way to twist this fruit by using it to make a soup. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 30m
Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 4 people ()

  • 1 tablespoon Margarine
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 stalk escallion, chopped
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 dozen ackees, boiled and drained
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Anchor Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 0 GARNISH:
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 stalks escallion, julienne
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Grace Vegetable Oil

Directions

  1. Melt margarine in a sauce pot and use to saute chopped garlic, onion, thyme, escallion and whole scotch bonnet pepper.
  2. Add ackee and toss with the sauteed seasonings.  Pour in the chicken stock and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from flame and blend for about one minute or until smooth.  Return to sauce pot, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add heavy cream, black pepper and salt to taste, and stir well.To Toast Cashew:
  5. Toast cashew nuts in a preheated oven 180°C (350°F) for about 5 minutes.
  6. Dust julienne escallion with flour and fry in heated vegetable oil for 30 seconds.  Drain on absorbent paper.
  7. Garnish with four toasted cashew nuts and fried escallion.
    Julienne:  To cut into thin strips.

Enjoy

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

As we have stated before in previous articles, the ackee fruit is a part of Jamaica’s national dish (ackee and saltfish). Today we give you a recipe for a new way to twist this fruit by using it to make a soup. Check it out below.

Preparation time: 30m
Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 4 people ()

  • 1 tablespoon Grace Hello Margarine
  • 1 tablespoon garlic, minced
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 sprig thyme
  • 1 stalk escallion, chopped
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 dozen ackees, boiled and drained
  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 cup Anchor Heavy Cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 0 GARNISH:
  • 1/4 cup cashew nuts
  • 2 stalks escallion, julienne
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup Grace Vegetable Oil

Directions

  1. Melt margarine in a sauce pot and use to saute chopped garlic, onion, thyme, escallion and whole scotch bonnet pepper.
  2. Add ackee and toss with the sauteed seasonings.  Pour in the chicken stock and simmer for about 5-10 minutes.
  3. Remove from flame and blend for about one minute or until smooth.  Return to sauce pot, and bring to a simmer.

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Jamaican Food / Recipes: Jamaican Tasty Patties!

I LOVE Jamaican patties.

I get them from nearby bakeries around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are often less than $2, and they fill me up as if I had a full meal. A Jamaican patty contains various delicious fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. My favorites are beef or salmon, and the spicier the better. Most often, they are eaten with Jamaican coco bread just like a sandwich. This bold and flavorful patty will surely take your taste buds to Jamaica.

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I LOVE Jamaican patties. I get them from nearby bakeries around my neighborhood in Brooklyn. They are often less than $2, and they fill me up as if I had a full meal. A Jamaican patty contains various delicious fillings and spices baked inside a flaky shell, often tinted golden yellow with an egg yolk mixture or turmeric. My favorites are beef or salmon, and the spicier the better. Most often, they are eaten with Jamaican coco bread just like a sandwich. This bold and flavorful patty will surely take your taste buds to Jamaica.

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Jamaican Food / Recipes: Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

Jamaican Bread Pudding with Sorrel Sauce

We all love a good bread pudding, it is a yummy snack that can be had anytime of day. Today we give you a great bread recipe with something that is distinctly Jamaican, sorrel. Check out the recipe below.

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 35m

Ingredients

For 8 people ()

  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/8 cup Margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup strong brewed sorrel
  • 1/8 cup sorrel calyxes (sepals) chopped in large pieces

Directions

  1.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, granulated sugar, cinnamon powder, vanilla and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a 2 quart baking dish and pour on the egg mixture and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 35-40 minutes. Areas near the center will appear soft but set. TO MAKE SORREL SAUCE:

  4. Melt Grace Hello Margarine in a sauce pan, add sugar and light corn syrup and mix until the sugar granules are dissolved.  Pour in the brewed sorrel and boil until it becomes syrupy.
  5. Remove from heat and stir in the sorrel calyxes (sepals).NOTE: Serve sauce over bread pudding.

    Recipe Note:  6-8 slices of bread may be used.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

We all love a good bread pudding, it is a yummy snack that can be had anytime of day. Today we give you a great bread recipe with something that is distinctly Jamaican, sorrel. Check out the recipe below.

Preparation time: 20m
Cooking time: 35m

Ingredients

For 8 people ()

  • 2 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 medium eggs
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon vanilla essence
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 6 slices whole wheat bread, cut in cubes
  • 1/8 cup Margarine
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 1 cup strong brewed sorrel
  • 1/8 cup sorrel calyxes (sepals) chopped in large pieces

Directions

  1.  In a large mixing bowl whisk together milk, eggs, granulated sugar, cinnamon powder, vanilla and nutmeg.
  2. Arrange bread cubes in a 2 quart baking dish and pour on the egg mixture and leave to stand for 10-15 minutes.
  3. Bake in a preheated oven at 180°C/350°F for 35-40 minutes. Areas near the center will appear soft but set.

    TO MAKE SORREL SAUCE

    :
  4. Melt Grace Hello Margarine…

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Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

Attention all only-organic eaters: I'd like to have your attention in particular as you might have read this title and thought, "I bet whatever ingredient it is isn't in my fridge! I'm the healthiest eater I know!" With all due respect, you might be mistaken as the ingredient I'm about to address appears in a plethora of organic … Continue reading Carrageenan – This Cancer-Causing Ingredient Probably Sits in Your Fridge

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Jamaican Health : Anti-cancer properties of Tumeric

Turmeric is a natural wonder in the healing world and has been used as a powerful anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiseptic, and anti-depressant since ancient times. The main component in turmeric, curcumin, has phenomenal anti-cancer properties and has been known to help to inhibit prostate, skin, colon, mouth, esophageal, lung, stomach, pancreatic, liver, and breast cancer. Turmeric … Continue reading Jamaican Health : Anti-cancer properties of Tumeric

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Do you Know What Will Happen if You Drink Coconut Water For 7 Days

Does coconut water have a magical effect as everyone claims? You have probably heard about coconut oil and the numerous benefits it offers. Now, you will read about the biggest advantages of coconut water of which you have probably not heard before. You probably did not know that coconut water has a practical compatible structure … Continue reading Do you Know What Will Happen if You Drink Coconut Water For 7 Days

Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Gungo Peas & Rice

The Gungo bean is the next most popular bean protein in Jamaica right after the Red Peas. The Jamaican Gungo pea is a leguminous shrub that can attain heights of 5 m. Jamaican Gungo pea probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin. The slave trade took the Jamaican Gungo pea to the West Indies, where its use as bird feed led to the name “Jamaican Gungo pea” in 1692. You can get the Jamaican Gungo Peas in your nearest food market where it is sold in cans and mostly imported from Jamaica or Central America. Check out the recipe below.

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The Gungo bean is the next most popular bean protein in Jamaica right after the Red Peas. The Jamaican Gungo pea is a leguminous shrub that can attain heights of 5 m. Jamaican Gungo pea probably evolved in South Asia and appeared about 2000 BC in West Africa, which is considered a second major center of origin. The slave trade took the Jamaican Gungo pea to the West Indies, where its use as bird feed led to the name “Jamaican Gungo pea” in 1692. You can get the Jamaican Gungo Peas in your nearest food market where it is sold in cans and mostly imported from Jamaica or Central America. Check out the recipe below.

Difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 10m

Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1 ounce(s) Anchor Butter, Unsalted
  • 2 ounce(s) onion, chopped
  • 1 ounce(s) garlic, crushed
  • 1 ounce(s) escallion, chopped
  • 1 sprig(s) thyme
  • 1 teaspoon(s)…

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Jerk Tofu

Jerk is the rockstar of Jamaican food, but it is mostly associated with Chicken and Pork. Today we give you a tasty recipe that will be perfect for your Vegetarian palate. The Jerk Tofu is just as spicy as Jerk Chicken/Pork and will definitely leave you going back for more. It is the perfect spicy substitute for any meat dish. Check it out below.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

Jerk is the rockstar of Jamaican food, but it is mostly associated with Chicken and Pork. Today we give you a tasty recipe that will be perfect for your Vegetarian palate. The Jerk Tofu is just as spicy as Jerk Chicken/Pork and will definitely leave you going back for more. It is the perfect spicy substitute for any meat dish. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 4 people

  • 1 1/2 cup(s) vegetable stock
  • 1/2 pound(s) onion, roughly chopped
  • 5 stalk(s) scallion, roughly chopped
  • 6 whole pimento berries
  • 3 tablespoon(s) light soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoon(s) ginger, grated
  • 3 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 2 pound(s) firm tofu, sliced thinly
  • To Make Sauce:
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 1 stalk(s) scallion, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon(s) ginger, grated
  • 2 clove(s) garlic, minced
  • 3 tablespoon(s) Jerk Sauce

Jerk Tofu Directions

Blend together vegetable stock, onion, scallion, pimento berries, light soy sauce, ginger, garlic and jerk sauce to make…

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican Jerk Dressing

jamaican jerk dressingReCaFo is the home of good tasting, authentic Jamaican Jerk. Nowhere else will you find a Jerk Chicken more succulent, flavorful and packed with spice. We have given you a few recipes before that involves using Jerk Sauce to help spice up the dish and today we take it to another level with the Jerk Dressing. Check it out below.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

ReCaFo is the home of good tasting, authentic Jamaican Jerk. Nowhere else will you find a Jerk Chicken more succulent, flavorful and packed with spice. We have given you a few recipes before that involves using Jerk Sauce to help spice up the dish and today we take it to another level with the Jerk Dressing. Check it out below.

Ingredients

For 6 people

  • 1 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1/4 cup(s) White Vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon(s) Jerk Seasoning (from your local grocer)
  • 2 tablespoon(s) granulated sugar

Jerk Dressing Directions

Combine all ingredients in a bowl.

Whisk or shake mixture until thoroughly combined and sugar is dissolved.

Enjoy

What do you think about this recipe, have you ever tried it before? Hail us up in the comments below.

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Recipe of the Day: Jamaican White Rice

Featured Image -- 7602White Rice is one of the most popular and one of the simplest dishes the world over. However, as simple as it might be to prepare, many people cannot get it right. Some cook it too soft, too hard, too dry, too burnt, and the list goes on. Today we give you an A-B-C recipe to get your White Rice cooked to perfection. This dish is also served as a side to our entrees at our restaurants, so this recipe will help you step up your rice cooking game restaurant style ;). Check it out below.

JamaFo (Jamaican Food)

White Rice is one of the most popular and one of the simplest dishes the world over. However, as simple as it might be to prepare, many people cannot get it right. Some cook it too soft, too hard, too dry, too burnt, and the list goes on. Today we give you an A-B-C recipe to get your White Rice cooked to perfection. This dish is also served as a side to our entrees at our restaurants, so this recipe will help you step up your rice cooking game restaurant style ;). Check it out below.

Difficulty: Super easy
Preparation time: 10m
Cooking time: 30m

Ingredients

For 6 people

  • 3 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 2 tablespoon(s) Vegetable Oil
  • 1 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 28 ounce(s) White Rice

Plain Rice Directions

Put water to boil, add vegetable oil and salt.

Wash Grace Rice and add to the boiling liquid.  Bring to a boil…

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