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27 Jamaican-Inspired Recipes You Need In Your Life

Pass the saltfish and ackee fritters, please.

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1. Montego Bay Jerk Chicken

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

2. Saltfish and Ackee Fritters

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

3. Fried Plantains

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

4. Jamaican Carrot Juice

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

5. Jamaican Festival

Like hushpuppies, but better. Recipe here.
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Like hushpuppies, but better. Recipe here.

6. Jamaican Run Down

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

7. Jamaican Patty Pops

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

8. Curried Goat

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

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

10. Jamaican Oxtail Stew

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

11. Rice & Peas

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

12. Callaloo

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

13. Roasted and Fried Breadfruit

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

14. Mannish Water

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

15. Homemade Ginger Beer

Just enough spice. Recipe here.
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Just enough spice. Recipe here.

16. Jamaican Fried Fish

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

17. Bammy

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

18. Fish Tea

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

19. Blue Drawers

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

🔥🍤🔥. Recipe here.
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🔥🍤🔥. Recipe here.

21. Stew Peas & Rice

A hearty staple. Learn how to make it here.
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A hearty staple. Learn how to make it here.

22. Stamp and Go

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

23. Soursop

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

24. Sweet Potato Bun

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

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

26. Jamaican Toto

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

27. Jamaican Guinness Punch

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

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