Jamaica Cooks - Community - Allrecipes

the buzz





One of the largest of the Caribbean islands, Jamaica evokes images of laid-back living, spicy food, fruity drinks, and tropical breezes under swaying coconut palm trees--and with good reason! Music fills the air--from calypso to reggae to ska--against a backdrop of paw-paw, breadfruit, banana, and flowering jacaranda trees. Jamaica’s cuisine reflects Spanish, African, Indian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern influences. Spicy Jamaican “jerk” (pork, chicken, or fish) uses Scotch bonnet peppers to infuse the marinade with heat. Pepperpot is a fiery soup made with pig tails or salt pork, coconut milk, okra, plenty of spices and lots of Callaloo (the greens of the taro root), giving the soup its green color. Curried goat is another traditional dish, as is rice and “peas” (kidney beans). Cool your throat with an icy rum libation and save room for gizzada, a coconut tart. All this and plenty of sweet, tropical fruit-- paradise!

Plan Easy, Delicious Meals

Healthy Menu Planner

Healthy Menu Planner

Eating low-cal is easy with one-click meal plans and shopping lists.

Display picture for Jirves

Featured Cook

Cooking Level: Expert

Living In: Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
About me:
Married ,with two pre-teen sons who are both adventurous eaters, I love to entertain. Cooking is my language of love

My Profile | Cooks I Like | Reviews | Photos
Recipes | Menus | Blog

Create your own Cook's Profile | MORE Cooks »

Newest Cooks

Photo by Pascal Sud

Pascal Sud 

Cooking Level: Expert
Home Town: Ocho Rios, Saint Ann, Jamaica
Living In: Gatineau, Quebec, Canada
Photo by Justine Alysse Simone

Justine Alysse Simone 

Cooking Level: Intermediate
Home Town: Kingston, Kingston, Jamaica
Living In: Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
Photo by Scubadoc


Cooking Level: Intermediate
Living In: Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica
About me: A German (Bavarian) who lives with his family in Montego Bay Jamaica

Newest Photos

  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.
  • Click for larger view.

Newest Reviews

Jamaican Fried Dumplings

Reviewed on Sep. 24, 2014 by Stephanie   view full review
For those who are trying to make them super flat, no need just roll em up if you have to, just...

Texas Chocolate Frosting

Reviewed on Sep. 9, 2014 by Paula876   view full review
Tried this frosting on a red velvet cake and my family devoured it. Used a little extra cocoa...

Ranch Dressing II

Reviewed on Jul. 10, 2014 by Scubadoc   view full review
Simply awesome! I can choose between two different type of Sour Creams. The lighter(cheaper...

Go Pro!

In Season

Leftover Central
Leftover Central

The hard work's over, now celebrate the leftovers.

Best Party Recipes
Best Party Recipes

Essential eats, sips, and tips for your next gathering.

Special Holiday Offer!
Special Holiday Offer!

Delicious recipes, party ideas, and cooking tips! Get a year of Allrecipes magazine for $5!

Most Popular Blogs

Read our allrecipes.com blog

Recently Viewed Recipes

You haven't looked at any recipes lately. Get clicking!
Quick Links: Recipe Box | Shopping List | More »
Argentina  |  Australia & New Zealand  |  Brazil  |  Canada  |  China  |  France  |  Germany  |  India  |  Italy  |  Japan  |  Korea  |  Mexico

Netherlands  |  Poland  |  Quebec  |  Russia  |  SE Asia  |  United Kingdom & Ireland  |  United States