List of Jamaican dishes and foods

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A plate of jerk chicken, with rice, plantains, carrots and green beans

This is a list of Jamaican dishes and foods. Jamaican cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavors, spices and influences from the indigenous people on the island of Jamaica, and the Spanish, British, Africans, Indian and Chinese who have inhabited the island. It is also influenced by the crops introduced into the island from tropical Southeast Asia. Jamaican cuisine includes various dishes from the different cultures brought to the island with the arrival of people from elsewhere. Other dishes are novel or a fusion of techniques and traditions. In addition to ingredients that are native to Jamaica, many foods have been introduced and are now grown locally. A wide variety of seafood, tropical fruits and meats are available.

Jamaican dishes and foods

Ackee and saltfish (pictured left), a traditional Jamaican dish
Callaloo originated in West Africa
Jamaican patties served with Red Stripe beer
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Run down is a stew dish in Jamaican cuisine and Tobago cuisine


Desserts and sweets



See also