Ripe plantain is fried or cook in Jamaica. Fried ripe plantain is eaten mostly for breakfast, either with fried egg and bread or fried dumplings. It is also used as a side dish, it compliments curry meat, for example, curry
A bowl of hot Jamaican green plantain porridge to kick-start your day. Green plantain porridge is often drunk in Jamaica for breakfast, however, some people drink it whether morning, noon or night.
There are many varieties of fruits in Jamaica, however, only a few are indigenous to the island.
One common aspiration among almost every Jamaican is perhaps the burning desire to become home owners. While many opt to purchase, a large number of Jamaicans make the choice to build their homes. One source, in fact contends that it is quite possible to build a home at a cost of about one-third cheaper than that to buy a similar one.
There are up to 18 different varieties of yam are cultivated in Jamaica, and they all have a unique taste, flavour and texture. Some are dry, some waxy, some soft, and some sweet. Yams, whose name comes from the Senegalese 'nyami' meaning to eat, were another important crop because they provided the crucial vitamin C that enabled sailors to battle the dreaded scurvy. It is said that yams came to Jamaica from Africa in a Portuguese slave ship.
Syzygium malaccense is known by various names in other countries. In Jamaica, it is called Otaheite, or simply just ‘apple’. In 1793, Capt. Bligh introduced what we now call otaheite apples. Their name comes from their island of origin Tahiti, (Pacific Islands) in the 16th and 17th centuries was widely known as Otaheite. Although not indigenous to Jamaica, otaheite apples grow abundantly here. (Otahhite apples are ‘presumed’ to be native to Malaysia).
Let's not be confused, Jamaican cornmeal dumplings do not solely consist of cornmeal; all purpose flour is also used. I also enjoy a bowl of hot bowl of cornmeal porridge for breakfast or any time of the day. Babies who are six months and older
Jamaicans love fish, fish curried is one of the many different ways of preparing fish recipes in Jamaica. For this recipe, I am using the white grunt fish. However, you can use your choice fish; even fish fillet.