With recipes as lively and fun as a steel drum band, Jamaican cuisine features dry-rubbed, or "jerk," meats, as well as rich curries and sweet fruit salsas. Jamacian recipes make great party foods on any occasion.
Ground pepper and spices give this rub a Caribbean kick. Use it on chicken before grilling.
Until recently, plantains and yucca were produce items found only in Latino markets and American border towns. With the exploding interest in foods of Central and South America, these wonderful starches are in many supermarkets. Pork and vegetables star in this dinner, which is made in a pressure cooker or the stovetop.
Fresh mint and pepper jelly provide the right balance of "cool" and "hot" in this salsa. It's the perfect accent to the jerk-seasoned pork.
Jerk seasoning, pineapple, and black beans give juicy bone-in pork ribs island flavor. While this dinner simmers in the slow cooker, take some time to lounge in your hammock (or on your couch).
Before grilling, apply this sweet-and-spicy seasoning on pork ribs, dark meat portions of chicken and turkey, or boneless duck breast. Grill over indirect heat.
Jamaica meets Italy in this pork entree. The jerk-marinated pork roast is served with sweet-pepper polenta.
This Jamaica-inspired stir-fry recipe features two of the easygoing island's favorite ingredients: pork and sweet potatoes.
Simmer jerk-rubbed pork shoulder in your slow cooker for the most tender and flavorful taco filling you'll ever taste.
Jamaican cooks know how to temper spicy peppers with a hint of sweetness. A little honey and a fresh jalapeno capture the magical Caribbean taste in this appetizer.
Jerk rubbed grilled chicken, plantains, sweet pepper strips, and avocado are arranged on torn mixed greens then drizzled with a honey-lime dressing for this Southern-style, high-fiber salad recipe.
Apricot spreadable fruit and jerk seasoning team up to give this chicken skewer recipe a tantalizing zing.
A mango relish recipe makes this traditional barbecue fare extra special. Invite friends over to sample this new taste sensation.
Sweet pepper, ginger and mango flavor add a touch of sweetness to these spicy burgers.
This is not your typical salsa recipe. Banana, raisins, jalapeno pepper, orange juice, and lime juice combine to make this delicious accompaniment to grilled pork.