Quick Jamaican Breakfast
3 Simple & Easy Ideas!
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Ackee & Saltfish Jamaican breakfast -with fried dumplings
by Rosalee Phang
Without you asking, I'll hasten to tell you that, outside of the obvious, ackee and saltfish and fried dumplings - which is my favourite, perhaps the most popular Jamaican breakfast menu ideas are these:
- The commonly assualted - Bread & Egg
- Cornmeal Porridge &
- Callaloo and boiled bananas
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1) Egg & Bread - Jamaican Style
This go-to breakfast is prepared in 5 minutes or less using one or more eggs. Fried to your liking, adding a pinch of salt and black pepper and placed between two slices of (usually) hardough bread .
The egg is sometime accompanied by fried plantains.
2) Cornmeal Porridge - Jamaican Style
Cornmeal porridge, admittedly, is not love by many Jamaican children but eaten by all. Another quick fix, takes no more than about 10 to 15 minutes to prepare.
Here is the recipe.
- 1 cup cornmeal
- 5 cups water
- Pinch of salt
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
- 1/2 tst grated nutmeg
- Sweetened condensed milk
- Add a pinch of salt to three cups of water and put to boil in a pot.
- Mix cornmeal with 2 cups of room temperature water and mix vigorously until smooth.
- Add mixture to boiling water and stir routinely to avoid lumps.
- Cook for 5 - 10 minutes
- Mix in vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg on low heat.
- Add sweeten condensed milk for taste.
- Served while hot, with or without, the good 'ole Jamaican water crackers.
3) Boiled Bananas & Calalloo - Ja'can Style
Calaloo and green banana - with pear on the side :-)
I could tell you all about the nutritional and health benefits of callaloo (like spinach), but that's a different discussion, today is just a mention ;-)
The boiled bananas is pretty straightforward, you simply put a few freshly peeled fingers of banana in the boiling water, with a pinch of salt and allow to cook.
Now the calaloo, let me get you the recipe for preparing the calalloo - Jamaican style! Scroll down and follow me now.
- 1 lb. callaloo
- 1 tablespoon margarine
- 1 scotch bonnet pepper
- 1 medium chopped onion
- 1 tbpsn diced sweet pepper
- 1 tbpsn escallion
- 1 tsp black pepper
- salt to taste
- ¼ cup water
- Wash callaloo leaves
- Cut up calalloo leaves in pieces.
- Sauté onion, sweet pepper and escallion in margarine.
- Add cut up callaloo leaves and stir.
- Cover saucepan and cook callalloo are tender.
- Add whole scotch bonnet pepper
- Sprinkle with pepper and salt.
Dem look nice nuh true? Agreed!
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