Green Banana Dumplings Recipe

Is Green Banana dumpling a Jamaican/ Caribbean food? Maybe it’s a ‘country ting’ a description reserved for things found only in the Jamaican countryside. I have no idea. All I know is that one of my favourite relative would make such a delicious meal of brown stewed fish with green banana dumplings that I would request it before visiting her house. Green bananas are as much a part of Caribbean cuisine as boiled dumplings are. Combine the 2 and you have a guaranteed winner. A recent question from a blog reader prompted me to post a recipe. To satisfy my cravings, I eventually began making my own dumplings and fish but the… Read More

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Boiled Dumplings Recipe (flour and cornmeal)

Just about every culture’s cuisine around the globe includes at least 1 variety of dumplings. This is especially true for Caribbean cultures. In the Caribbean we fry, boil and roast various dumpling concoctions of innumerable varieties. I can still remember the time many many years ago when I dared to make soup without dumpling. My cousin Chris sat me down and gave me a firm talking to about my sacrilegious act. Fried or boiled dumplings are usually served with ground provisions and some form of meat or fish in Jamaican culture.boiled flour dumplings with Curry Chicken Following is the recipe(s) for boiled flour and cornmeal dumplings. The only difference is the… Read More

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Fried Dumplings Recipe

If  Ackee & Saltfish is Jamaica’s national dish then fried dumplings ought to be our national side dish. Fried dumplings and festivals (a sweet fried cornmeal dumpling) are commonly served alongside so many entrees it might be easier to list the ones that it doesn’t accompany. These little fried biscuits are quick, super easy to make and very addictive so, eat cautiously. A complete fried dumpling recipe is below. Fried dumplings in various flavors and forms are popular throughout the Caribbean.  There’s fried bake, pholourie and several others. Dumplings are served in private homes, at street side stalls, and in casual dining restaurants all over the islands.  Still Jamaican fried dumplings are… Read More

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