Caribbean cuisine offers a wide range of tastes, from sweet to spicy, from mild to hot, using a large variety of meats and vegetables. The creative use of the ‘poorer’, less popular cuts of meat, of fresh seafood, of ripe local fruits, vegetables, and dried pulses, gives this food its distinctive style.

Just as the inhabitants of the West Indies reflect the history of the arrival of the various peoples to this region – European, African, Indian and Chinese – so too, Caribbean cooking draws from all these cultures to offer a rich melting pot of flavour, taste and colour.

The recipes listed here represent some popular Jamaican favourites and we will be adding to them regularly as we expand to cover all the popular dishes of the region.

Try them, taste them and enjoy!

Please send any comments you may have about these recipes and, if you have any additional recipes, which you feel deserve to be on this page, then send them to us and we will use them, if appropriate (with your name alongside, if you so wish)