Fried Chicken Recipe, Jamaican Style

I can’t begin to imagine the amount of fried chicken I have prepared over the course of my career. So much so that even as I racked my brain for recipes to include in my first cookbook Nyammings: 88 Authentic Caribbean Recipes, fried chicken never even crossed my mind. Frying chicken had became automatic. Besides, fried chicken is such a common food it never occurred to me that some folks might identify a particular preparation with one culture or another.  Then. About a month after I published the book, I asked for feedback on social media and was called out my a loyal customer for not putting a fried chicken… Read More

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Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe

The first time I made these Oatmeal banana muffins, I was simply looking to bake a healthy sweet treat for a diabetic friend. 1 bite of  sweet, moist, flavor filled goodies and I knew I had a winner. When they tasted even better the next day I knew I needed to write a recipe.   Oatmeal Banana Muffins Recipe Save Recipe Print Recipe My Recipes My Lists My Calendar INGREDIENTS3 lg. eggs1 tsp salt1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg1 tsp grated orange peel3 overripe bananas3 oz.vegetable oil or 4 oz. butter3/4 C. sugar1½ C. oat flour¼ C. flour2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cornmealINSTRUCTIONSPreheat oven to 350°Combine eggs, sugar, bananas and spices… Read More

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spice bun with avocado and cheese

Jamaican Spice Bun Recipe

Any self-respecting Jamaican will tell you that Easter is not complete without a Jamaican Spice Bun in the house. I’ve known more than a couple ital loving Rasta who made an exception for a bite of bun.  Not to be confused with the other bun (a Jamaican synonym for cheating on your mate) this tasty addictive bun is a sweet dense spice cake flavored with baking spices, candied fruits and brown sugar. The Spice Bun recipe below calls for using Dragon Stout. If you cannot locate Dragon Stout where you live an original Guinness stout makes a good substitute.

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Pumpkin Rice Recipe

Pumpkin rice is such a popular Jamaican, it has carved out its own identity  among the ‘seasoned rice’ set. To churn out a good batch of pumpkin rice is to end up with something akin to a nice risotto.  A good version of this rich creamy flavor filled rice dish requires only a ‘dry’ pumpkin and a few other staple ingredients. Pumpkin (aka calabaza squash) does not refer to the North American version. This pumpkin comes in many shapes and sizes. It is hard to give directions on picking the perfect pumpkin but you can substitute butternut squash for a good pumpkin.

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Caribbean ‘Jamaican’ Black Cake Recipe

If you know anything at all about English Caribbean cultural cuisine you already know that Black Cake is our official Christmas Cake.  If you didn’t know before know now that a Caribbean Christmas dinner invite will almost certainly net you a slice of the most alcoholic cake you will ever eat.  Even though this rich treat can be found in some variety across the Caribbean, it is most closely identified with Jamaica and Jamaicans. Hence the name ‘Jamaican Black Cake’  A cousin of the British Plum Pudding this decadent, expensive treat is made using an array of wine-soaked dried fruits, eggs, butter, brown sugar and other natural ingredients. As with all recipes… Read More

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