Sometimes the most simple recipes are the tastiest. Plantain, ice cream and just a few other ingredients makes a perfect dessert.
Want a simple, nutritious breakfast? Think chia seeds. I had some leftover coconut milk to use up and came up with this lovely combo.
This coconut cream pie is light, not too sweet and oh so delicious..
Curry shrimp is a classic Jamaican dish. It is a staple in my home because it is healthy and ridiculously easy to make.
Saltfish fritters. Cannot. Go. Wrong. I have never met anyone who does not like the salty fried cod goodness of a saltfish fritter.
Saltfish fritters are pretty fantastic on their own but if you want to take it to the next level I have an easy dip to go along with your fritters.
Ackee & saltfish. The big kahuna. Basically the most important Jamaican dish.
Everything is better in a bowl no? These days for me, yes. Anything in a bowl makes it more appealing.
So I had some extremely ripe plantain at home, my week got busy and before I knew it they had almost turned jet black.
Cornmeal porridge is one of my favorite, most comforting Jamaican dishes. I always ask my mom to make it when I am home.
I remember tamarind balls from when I was a child tagging along to the shop with my mom.
Jamaican boiled dumplings are very all purpose and very delicious. Most of us end up over a pot of stew peas digging out the dumplings.
So banana fritters. One of my favorites. Really anything in fritter form I love.
Saltfish is a very common ingredient in many Jamaican dishes.
Avocado toast. It seems like very instagrammer, food website, or even fashion website has a least one post or recipe for avocado toast.
Fried dumpling are a staple Jamaican side. They are basically a flaky chewy starch to accompany a main dish such as ackee and saltfish.
Ahh, Jamaican hard dough bread. It is just SO GOOD. And dangerous. Because it it is so doughy and a tad sweet that you just want more.
Excelsior Jamaican water crackers have been part of my household since as long as I can remember. I used to put a bit of butter and guava jam on a cracker and plow through one after another. The ways to eat them are limitless. You can of course eat them as you would any other cracker…
My mother grew up eating a soft boil egg from an egg cup many mornings growing up in Jamaica. As a child it seemed a bit laborious and overly fancy but as an adult I now understand the joy of dipping a stick of bread into a velvety yellow yolk.
I figured I would start my Jamaican food learning process with a few dishes that I have mastered growing up in a Jamaican household.
This post is really a shoutout to my dad. He LOVES him some bulla. He grew up eating bulla as a child and has loved it ever since.