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    21 Delicious Jamaican Dishes That Are Absolutely Worth Trying

    Anyone else dreaming of living the island life?

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    Even though you might not be able to travel to sunny Jamaica right about now, you can still enjoy some of the island's delicious and flavorful cuisine in your own home any time you want. Time to get cooking! 🏝

    1. Jamaican Jerk Chicken

    A plate of Jamaican jerk chicken garnished with fresh peppers and cilantro.

    2. Ackee and Saltfish with Bammy

    A plate of ackee and saltfish with sliced bell peppers next to a plate of bammy.

    3. Jerk Shrimp Tacos

    A plate of four shrimp tacos garnished with fresh cilantro.

    4. Callaloo

    A plate of steamed leafy vegetables known as callaloo with a side of pan-fried plantains.

    5. Jamaican Sorrel Punch

    A large bowl filled with Jamaican Sorrel Punch garnished with citrus slices.

    6. Beef Patty

    Two plates of beef patty pastries with a small dish filled with hot sauce on the side.

    7. Banana Fritters

    A baking sheet pan with banana fritters garnished with slices of fresh banana slices.

    8. Oxtail Stew

    A plate of oxtail stew with a side of white rice, garnished with fresh scallions.

    9. Escovitch Fish

    A plate of fried snapper topped with thinly sliced bell peppers and onions.

    10. Jamaican Rice and Peas

    A plate of Jamaican rices and kidney beans servied with leafy greens, carrots, peas, and plantains.

    11. Curried Goat

    A bowl of Jamaican curried goat with tender chunky potatoes.

    12. Brown Stew Chicken

    A baking dish of brown stewed chicken thighs and legs garnished with a small scotch bonnet pepper and sprigs of thyme.

    13. Gizzada

    A plate with one small gizzada tart.

    14. Jamaican Grater Cake

    Five pieces of Jamaican Grater Cake on a marble surface.

    15. Solomon Gundy

    A metal serving tray with Solomon Gundy on top of a plaintain tostone.

    16. Mannish Water (Goat Soup)

    A bowl of Mannish Water.

    17. Jamaican Festivals

    Two mini deep fryer baskets filled with Jamaican festivals.

    18. Pepper Pot Soup

    A bowl of pepper pot soup garnished with minced Scotch bonnet peppers next to a small container filled with more Scotch bonnet peppers.

    19. Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding

    A plate with two slices of Jamaican Sweet Potato Pudding garnished with fresh mint and  candied cherries.

    20. Jamaican Steamed Cabbage

    A plate of Jamaican steamed cabbage, fried plantains and white rice.

    21. Jamaican Hot Chocolate

    A cup of Jamaican hot chocolate topped with a cinnamon stick.

    What's your favorite Jamaican recipe? Share in the comments!