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.
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 […]
Side dish or entrée, Steamed Callaloo is a tasty, versatile green that is enjoyed in countless Jamaican homes all day everyday. Jamaican callaloo aka Amaranth (Not to be confused with Trinidadian callaloo (dasheen leaves) is a nutrition packed powerhouse that is heavily featured in Jamaican cuisine. Loaded with calcium, protein and other essential nutrients callaloo is especially prominent […]
Quick and easy to prepare, this jerk salmon recipe has become one of my favorite go to meals. It’s also a great option when entertaining guests. 5 ingredients and about 30 minutes is all you need to prepare this delicious entree. Serve Jerk Salmon with rice & peas and steamed veggies or add your favorite sides […]
This Irish moss drink recipe is a tasty, rich, nutrition packed Jamaican beverage that can be flavored with peanut, vanilla. or enjoyed as is. To make this Irish moss drink recipe, boil Irish Moss to make a thick liquid called carrageenan. The liquid is then strained and cooled before it is blended with milk, sweet […]