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.See Popular Jamaican Cuisine Recipes
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.
Homemade ham and bean soup with a taste of Jamaica can be on your dinner table in 30 minutes.
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).
This is really a rice and beans dish, but in Jamaica, beans are called peas. Mark Henry, the banquet chef at the Pooks Hill Marriott in Bethesda, Maryland, serves this aromatic dish to accompany his Jamaican Jerk Chicken.
Make a simple bean salsa while the seasoned pork cooks. You'll have a complete meal in minutes.
Jamaica meets Italy in this pork entree. The jerk-marinated pork roast is served with sweet-pepper polenta.
The pork tenderloins are marinated in a Caribbean-flavored paste, then grilled to sear with smoky flavor.
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.
This Jamaica-inspired stir-fry recipe features two of the easygoing island's favorite ingredients: pork and sweet potatoes.
These savory turnovers can also be filled with other savory foods, and the dough is surprisingly easy to make.
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.