Jamaica has had a diverse history and this comes through in its food from traditional indigenous flavours to those introduced by the British, Indian, Spanish, African and Chinese.
A Jamaican spiced chicken and coconut rice dish. This uses a rice cooker but you can cook the rice using the absorption method on the stove top.
Everyone loves this ginger cake which uses fresh and powdered ginger. It will get rave reviews from your guests.
This is a Jamaican oxtail recipe using chilli, ginger, broadbeans and allspice. You'll love it!
This cake is also known as Jamaica Cake. The cake is made right in the pan; no extra dishes to mess up and very good.
This recipe is based on a traditional Caribbean favourite that is often made with red kidney beans, which are called peas in Jamaica — hence the name of the dish. Red capsicum and bacon elevate the flavour.
This dish is a staple in Jamaica, it consists of rice and kidney beans cooked in array of spices and coconut cream.
A hot coffee cocktail that's spiked with dark rum and coffee liqueur. Mixed with your favourite hot coffee then topped with whipped cream and a chocolate coffee bean.
A quick and tasty way to eat prawns or scallops. Serve with fluffy white rice and garnish with fresh coriander leaves. I use "Herbie's Spice" jerk seasoning for this dish and you can also use it as a rub or a marinade for any grilled or barbecued meat.
If you can find good salt cold (baccala) you can make these delicious Jamaican breakfast fritters. These are also good served with a spicy dipping sauce.
This is quick, really easy and even more tasty. My take on Matthew's jambalaya is inspired by a good friend who cooked us this dish and it's really, really yummy. I use mugs as measures, please note that this is not the US weights it's just a mug full of rice or veg - hope you get that!