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Jamaican Authentic Recipes

Explore the flavors of Jamaica!

Jerk Chicken

Jerk chicken is a traditional Jamaican dish with a spicy, smoky flavor. Marinated in a blend of spices including scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, thyme, garlic, and ginger, then grilled to perfection.

Ingredients: Chicken thighs, scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, thyme, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, brown sugar, vinegar, oil

Instructions: Marinate chicken in jerk seasoning for at least 2 hours. Grill over medium-high heat until cooked through, about 6-8 minutes per side.

Ackee and Saltfish

Ackee and saltfish is the national dish of Jamaica, featuring ackee fruit sautéed with salted codfish, onions, tomatoes, and spices.

Ingredients: Ackee fruit, salted codfish, onion, tomato, scallion, thyme, Scotch bonnet pepper, black pepper

Instructions: Soak saltfish overnight to remove excess salt. Sauté onions, tomatoes, and seasonings. Add flaked saltfish and ackee fruit, cook until heated through.

Coconut Rice and Peas

Coconut rice and peas is a staple side dish in Jamaican cuisine. It's made with rice, coconut milk, kidney beans, and aromatic spices.

Ingredients: Rice, coconut milk, kidney beans, onion, garlic, thyme, scallion, Scotch bonnet pepper, salt

Instructions: Rinse rice and cook with coconut milk, beans, and seasonings until rice is tender and liquid is absorbed.


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