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.
Ackee & saltfish. The big kahuna. Basically the most important Jamaican dish.
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.
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.
Fried dumpling are a staple Jamaican side. They are basically a flaky chewy starch to accompany a main dish such as ackee and saltfish.
I figured I would start my Jamaican food learning process with a few dishes that I have mastered growing up in a Jamaican household.