Traditional Jamaican Food List
Tradtional Jamaican Cocoa Tea (Chocolate Tea)
Last week, I answered a question from one of my US readers, Rilee Bones. She wanted to find out what are the must eat foods in Jamaica.
I shared my detailed response with my newsletter subscribers and it created quite a stir I tell you! Both on and off the website!
This email (below) from Jacqueline to me was one, but a special one though. I was truly impressed with her response and thought I'd publish independently. It captured some of the traditional foods that I didn't even remember!
Jacky, if you are reading this, thanks again! Love it and I know my readers will appreciate it as well!
On Fri, 21 Jun 2019 at 04:21, Jacqueline Duhaney <*******@planet.nl> wrote:
What a question to answer when one is fasting..... :D
To top my list of Jamaican foods is an authentic, coal fire prepared sweet potato pudding
My mother used to bake one every week and trust me I would stay up on Sunday night to give the first slice and the crust from the dutch pot!
Here is my list in order... (to my taste buds)
- Sweet Potato pudding (not like them things they make in the States!)
- Stew peas (filled with pig tail and every other meats imaginable... don't forget the spinners)
- Hamini corn porridge (this was our Friday special at home with some serious doorstep slice hardobread... with butter)
- Salt Mackerel with dumpling, yam (yellow, st vincent), sweet potato, plantain and banana (The Surinamese people call this (made by saltfish - Heri Heri)
- Roast breadfruit, with Ackee and Saltfish or just salfish, plantain and a strong cup of Jamaican Cocoa Tea w coconut milk)
- Tastee Patty (with Cornbread, Coco-bread etc)
- Jerk Chicken (roadside style... lawd mi belly a rumble)
- Tripe and beans.... (mama recipie)
- Pig trotters and beans and white rice
- Rice and peas, Chicken, salad, fried plantain (with carrot juice - natural or from grace... i used to love the one from grace..)
- Jamaican style fruit punch
- Susumba with saltfish
- Steam fish (stuff with vegetable - Harbour / airport highway version) - don't know if they still have it.
- Escovietch Fish with bammy
- Sorrel and Jamaican Fruitcake
And the fruits...
- --June plum
- --Otaheite apple
- --Custard apple
- --Jack Fruit
- --Water Coconut
- --Cashew nut (belly ache when u eat too much)
- --Mangos (all version)
... and the list goes on...
Okay I better stop now before my boss thinks I have gone crazy....
Now I am seriously hungry.
Jesus is Lord!!
Adorable, love it!
What's your take on these, I also invite your comments
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