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Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders

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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken Sliders are easy to make and bring the flavors of Jamaica to your table. A delicious menu change-up perfect for gatherings, picnics, potlucks, or dinner tonight. We hosted our son’s graduation party this summer.  After attending what seems like a dozen different grad parties over the course of June and July, Jean-Marc wanted to do something …

Mushrooms and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice

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Mushroom and Shrimp Cajun Black Beans and Rice was an inspiration that came to me right after I created my DIY Cajun Spice.  Since then, I have found endless options for this flavorful spice including this Jamaican inspired dish. It’s always an adventure trying to create a new recipe idea limited by the ingredients available in my fridge. Sometimes it …

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Jamaican Fruit Salad with Lime and Honey

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The Caribbean, known for its beautiful sandy beaches, the lush tropical climate, an abundance of delicious fresh fruit, is a place I would vacation all over again. Jamaica represents the Caribbean lifestyle, influencing the world’s love for Reggae music made famous by Bob Marley, their endearing Jamaican Patois accent, and the Caribbean/Jamaican food. But with tropical fruit, Jamaica has the …

Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken

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Hey, have you ever tried jerk chicken? I took a trip all the way to Jamaica before I finally discovered this poultry wonder. I was sitting on the beach, soaking up the sun when my fellow sunbathers abandoned their chairs and rushed towards the hotel pool area. That’s when the afternoon jerk cart came on the scene and served up …

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Jamaican Piña Colada Recipe | Caribbean Style

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They say, “Summers are for Piña coladas.”  But I say this creamy tropical drink is perfect any time of the year! A few winters ago, I vacationed in Jamaica to take a break from the chilly Minnesota weather.  It was on this tropical island paradise that I fell head over heels in love with their unique approach to creamy Piña …

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Jamaican Rum Raisins

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My first experience tasting Jamaican Rum was on my last day in Jamaica. They offered it as an optional topping to spoon over deserts, oatmeal, salads, fish and pork, but my favorite way to enjoy this boozie fruit was topped over warm bread pudding and drizzled with plenty of sweet caramel sauce. Rum raisins are a delicious part of Jamaican …

Jamaican Festival Bread Recipe

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Festival is a celebrated tradition in Jamaica. I’m not referring to an outdoor street party, though I adore the festive steel drum music they play near the pool. Jamaican Festival bread is a traditional bread side served with dishes like Jerk Chicken and Escovitch Fish. The actual name is Jamaican Festival Dumpling, but it looks and tastes more like a …

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Baked Bananas with Rum Raisins

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     Print Recipe Baked Bananas with Rum Raisins Yum Course Dessert Cuisine Jamaican Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time 20 minutes Servings servings Ingredients Baked Bananas 4 ripe bananas3 tablespoons coconut sugar2 tablespoons cold butter, cut into 8-pieces2/3 cup orange juice Rum Raisins 2 cups raisins1 cup dark Jamaican rum Course Dessert Cuisine Jamaican Prep Time 10 minutes Cook Time …

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Tropical Cream Cheese Dip with Pineapple and Banana

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If necessity is the mother of invention, then cravings must be the key that opens the door to necessity. Sounds complicated, right? But this refreshing dip is anything but complicated. Today, I spent the afternoon in my kitchen creating Jamaican Coconut Toast. It was time well spent. Taking it a step further, I created a tropical cream cheese dip to …

Jamaican Coconut Bread with Tropical Cream Cheese Dip

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Once in a while, an unexpected combination of ingredients creates pure decadence. Jamaican coconut bread with tropical cream cheese dip is that unexpected recipe. You wouldn’t guess it by looking at the photograph, but one bite in and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. After returning from Jamaica last year, it inspired me to get creative in the kitchen.  …