Jamaican Recipes

Traditional and popular Jamaican recipes arranged in easy to use categories. Choose from Jamaican Meat dishes, Porridges, Soups, Snack & Sweets, Puddings and Side Dishes. We stock as wide variety of seasonings in our Food department such as jerk seasonings, curry powder as well as condiments and sauces. Feel free to look through our recipes to get inspiration for your next Jamaican dish. Remember, if you need a recipe and cannot find it online, feel free to contact us and we will get it for you.

Jamaican Guava Cheesecake with Ginger Biscuit Crust. This and other recipes coming in How to Cook Jamaican Cookbook 4 -  Yummy Desserts, Drinks & Cocktails.  See our food blog article at http://cooking.jamaicastores.com/guava-cheesecake-with-ginger-biscuit-crust/ ..
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How to Cook Jamaican Cookbook 1- Fish & Meat Recipes Order your copy now ​   ..
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How to Cook Jamaican Cookbooks
Launching November 1st, 2013 is our new ebook cookbook- How to Cook Jamaican Cookbook 1- Authentic Fish & Meat Recipes. Over the years, you my valued customers have asked how to use many of the spices and seasonings I carry in store. I have shared many a recipe with customers and so I have compiled all my best recipes into a four-volume series- The Back to the Kitchen Series. All the books in the series will be available on Amazon. Stay tuned for more information and links to the ebook. More books from the Back-to-the-Kitchen series collection coming soon from this author: ..
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Jamaican Food Culture
Jamaica is known for being a friendly island with a rich heritage, a wonderful culture and great food. Jamaican food is a blend of influences, predominantly from Africa, UK and India. Popular foods in Jamaica include the national dish of ackee & saltfish, oxtail and beans, curried goat, jerk chicken, stew peas and cowfoot & beans. To accompany the wonderful meat dishes, Jamaicans eat hearty and delicious side dishes such as rice & peas and breadfruit salad. In many cases, Jamaicans use food items that are readily available to them. Common food items include local foods such as yell..
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Jamaican Soup Recipes
Traditional Jamaican soup recipes including manish water, beef soup and pepper pot soup. Also get MAGGI & Grace Jamaican soup mixes such as chicken noodle, cock soup and mannish water soup mixes.   Pepper Pot Soup 2 Quarts water 2 lbs soup meat 2 lbs spinach/ Callaloo 6 okras cut up 2 tbsp salt 1 clove garlic crushed 2 med white potatoes diced 1 sprig thyme 1 stalk escallion 1/2 small sweet(bell) pepper 1 small onion diced Seasonings to taste   Method: Put water in a large soup pan.  Bring water to a quick boil ..
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Jamaican Snacks and Sweets
Tasty Jamaican snacks like duckunoo (blue drawers or tie a leaf), bulla, drops and that delicious coconut filled pastry shell known as gizzada.   Duckunoo (Blue Drawers or Tie-a-Leaf) 2 Cups green bananas, grated 1 cup coconut, shredded 2 cups grated sweet potatoes 1 cup all purpose flour 1 cup brown sugar 2 cups coconut milk (2 coconut milk powders) 1 tsp. baking powder 1 tsp salt 1 tsp vanilla 1 tbsp mixed spice   Method: Before hand, prepare the wrappers, use either sections of quailed banana leaves or use aluminum foil. En..
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Jamaican Side Dishes
Popular Jamaican side dishes include tun cornmeal, rice and peas, saltfish fritters and dumplings. Daniel’s Thursday Evening Tun Cornmeal 1 lb refined cornmeal   4 cups of  light coconut milk     3 cups water (keep one to mix the cornmeal)   1 pack soup mix (cock soup or pumpkin beef soup)   ¾ lbs pumpkin diced    ¼ lb diced cauliflower   1 can mixed vegetable (or can of gungo peas)   3 large okra (can be omitted)   ½ large onion, diced   1 stalk scallion &..
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Jamaican Puddings

These Jamaican pudding recipes are sure to produce delicious puddings to tantalize your tastebuds. Jamaican puddings are the dessert portion of the Jamaican meal. Cornmeal, Sweet Potato and Bread pudding are popular options in Jamaica. Traditionally, these puddings were cooked over wood fire or over coals using a coal stove. 

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Jamaican Porridge Recipes
About Jamaican porridge recipes, substitutions of sweeteners and low calorie and low fat milk may be used to reduce the calories in each dish. Be forewarned that the average Jamaican cook never measures, but cooks based on taste, but for for those who needs the measurement and directions, please see recipes below. Jamaican Rice Porridge   1 1/2 cups regular short grain rice  4 cups water 1 cup evaporated or full cream milk (low fat may be used) 1/4 cup condensed milk (or sweetner to taste) 2 tablespoons vanilla 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg,..
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Jamaican Drinks Recipes
Traditional and popular Jamaican drinks like Guinness or  Dragon Stout punch, carrot juice or carrot and pumpkin juice traditionally served with dinner on a Sunday afternoon. ​ Creamy Stout Punch 1 bottle Dragon Stout or Guinness  1 can evaporated milk or equivalent of half & half 1 large Egg  1/4 cup sweetened condensed milk 1 tsp mixed spice 1 tsp nutmeg (grated) 2 tsp Vanilla (good quality)   Method: Blend everything together in a blender.  It is advisable to add the stout half at a time to the blender as it becomes f..
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