Green Banana Porridge

Green Banana Porridge Recipe

At home or abroad porridge is heavily featured on Jamaican breakfast menus. Cornmeal, oatmeal, peanut, banana porridge or hominy we love them all. For some a bowl or mug of this warm sweet nutritious goodness with a couple slices of buttered hardough bread or a few Excelsior hard crackers is all it takes to get through…

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Saltfish and cabbage

Saltfish/ Baccala

Saltfish is a staple of the Caribbean and Latino diet. Saltfish originated in Newfoundland some 500+ years ago. Salting and air drying fish and other meats was a way of life for people around the world then. Saltfish found its way to the Caribbean during the Triangular Trade at the dawn of the 18th Century.  Today…

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Fried (Escovitch) Fish Recipe

Similar to the Spanish-Mediterranean ‘escabeche’ Escovitch Fish is a very popular Jamaican dish that can be found in abundance all over the island. This dish gets its name from the concoction of spicy vinegar laced veggies that is used to marinate fried fish before it is served. Escovitch Fish, like many other Jamaican dishes has…

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toto - Jamaican coconut cake

Toto – Coconut Spice Cake Recipe

Toto is a coconut spice cake that is popular throughout the Caribbean. On some islands it is simply called Coconut Cake. Toto is a dense cake that is rather plain and not much to look at but the combination of coconut and spices makes for a delicious confection that is sure to delight any coconut…

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