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    Posted on Aug 17, 2015

    27 Jamaican-Inspired Recipes You Need In Your Life

    Pass the saltfish and ackee fritters, please.

    1. Montego Bay Jerk Chicken

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    You'll never cook chicken any other way. Get the recipe here.

    2. Saltfish and Ackee Fritters

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    The classic fish & fruit, in fritter form! Recipe here.

    3. Fried Plantains

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    So sweet and delicious, have 'em for dinner AND dessert. Recipe here.

    4. Jamaican Carrot Juice

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    Sweetened with vanilla and condensed milk, this goes above and beyond "juice". Recipe here.

    5. Jamaican Festival

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    Like hushpuppies, but better. Recipe here.

    6. Jamaican Run Down

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    A hearty stew that proves mackerel is the best fish in the world. Recipe here.

    7. Jamaican Patty Pops

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    Make this spicy classic meat pie to-go. Recipe here.

    8. Curried Goat

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    Goat is actually one of the most popular meats in the world, and for good reason. Get the recipe here.

    9. Gizzada

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    A flaky tart filled with deliciously toasted coconut, aka your new favorite dessert. Recipe here.

    10. Jamaican Oxtail Stew

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    Oxtail is not nearly as intimidating to prepare as it sounds. Check it out here.

    11. Rice & Peas

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    Or (coconut) rice and (kidney) beans. Watch a video here.

    12. Callaloo

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    The best way to eat your veggies. Get the recipe here.

    13. Roasted and Fried Breadfruit

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    A weird-looking fruit that will fill you up. Watch how to do it here.

    14. Mannish Water

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    A mildly spicy soup with juicy goat and yummy dumplings. Recipe here.

    15. Homemade Ginger Beer

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    Just enough spice. Recipe here.

    16. Jamaican Fried Fish

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    Aka whole fish fried in all the right spices. Recipe here.

    17. Bammy

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    An easy vegan and paleo flat bread, dipped and fried in coconut milk. Get the recipe.

    18. Fish Tea

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    Because this stuff is too awesome to just be "soup". Recipe here.

    19. Blue Drawers

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    Usually cooked in banana leaves that appeared to take on a bluish hue when cooked, these pockets of sweet pudding are irresistible. Recipe here.

    20. Jamaican Hot Pepper Shrimp

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    🔥🍤🔥. Recipe here.

    21. Stew Peas & Rice

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    A hearty staple. Learn how to make it here.

    22. Stamp and Go

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    Aka codfish fritters, aka heaven on earth. Get the recipe.

    23. Soursop

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    Known as a Guanabana in South America, this juice is so refreshing. Recipe here.

    24. Sweet Potato Bun

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    Knock out two Jamaican holiday essentials with one delicious treat: the Christmas pudding meets the Easter bun. Recipe here.

    25. Brown Stew Chicken

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    This slow-cooked dish will fill your kitchen with the most amazing smell. Recipe here.

    26. Jamaican Toto

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    A crumbly coconut cake that's paleo and gluten-free! Recipe here.

    27. Jamaican Guinness Punch

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    A delicious imitation of Irish Moss, the drink of champions. Recipe here.