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Jamaican food

is it spicy? What are standard meals made of? How is it cooked?

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Jamaican food is possibly the most diverse and delicious food type in the Caribbean. There are really about 30 Jamaican food types. These most popular are Barbecue, Jerk, Cereal, Condiments, Culinary Herbs and Spices, Desserts and Sweets, Fruits, Meat and Poultry, Seafood and Vegetables. Understanding Jamaican food requires express knowledge of how the dynamics in the above food types works. Barbeque Jamaican recipes are very popular as they are easily prepared, even more so with the use of great Jamaican seasonings. Jerk food recipes are really the highlight of all Jamaican cooking. There is possibly no other type of food that typifies Jamaican food such as Jamaican jerk chicken recipes.

The use of spices such as the pimento, scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, thyme, garlic and other popular seasonings are key in the expression of food through herbs and spices. Some of these herbs and spices are indigenous to Jamaican and make for possibly the best recipes of the market. Desserts and sweets are really condiments of some sorts. Though using some fruits such as the coconut to make grater cake is a popular use one must remember that sweets such as these complement a meal and are truly not an entire meal though they make for tasty treats. Jamaican fruits and vegetables are another important category. The Ackee, the breadfruit, the apple, star apple and several other fruits are becoming more popular. The rare tasty of the ackee has made it Jamaica’s national dish. Meat and poultry is the base of Jamaican food. Chicken and pork are the most consumed in the island and with good reason. There are well over 300 authentic recipes that exist for this food type alone. Not to mention tasty treats such as jerk pork, jerk chicken and curried goat. Jerk recipes has really branded the product in a healthy way.

Seafood is the most loved in the island. With the most popular Jamaican seafood recipes being fish, lobster and shrimp. These have been prepared in many different ways. Jerk, steamed, barbequed, brown stewed, curry, grill and a host of other great tasting recipes as well. Finally vegetables are a popular choice among Jamaicans. However what makes the uses of vegetables popular is not in the cooking but in the use of it in drink recipes. Carrot drink and beetroot drinks are mixed with Jamaican herbs and spices such as sarsaparilla and other medicinal herbs. Not only does this give the drink a unique tasty but creates a healthy alternative to other food types of this kind.
Jamaican food is possibly the most diverse and delicious food type in the Caribbean. There are really about 30 Jamaican food types. These most popular are Barbecue, Jerk, Cereal, Condiments, Culinary Herbs and Spices, Desserts and Sweets, Fruits, Meat and Poultry, Seafood and Vegetables. Understanding Jamaican food requires express knowledge of how the dynamics in the above food types works. Barbeque Jamaican recipes are very popular as they are easily prepared, even more so with the use of great Jamaican seasonings. Jerk food recipes are really the highlight of all Jamaican cooking. There is possibly no other type of food that typifies Jamaican food such as Jamaican jerk chicken recipes.

The use of spices such as the pimento, scotch bonnet peppers, cinnamon, thyme, garlic and other popular seasonings are key in the expression of food through herbs and spices. Some of these herbs and spices are indigenous to Jamaican and make for possibly the best recipes of the market. Desserts and sweets are really condiments of some sorts. Though using some fruits such as the coconut to make grater cake is a popular use one must remember that sweets such as these complement a meal and are truly not an entire meal though they make for tasty treats. Jamaican fruits and vegetables are another important category. The Ackee, the breadfruit, the apple, star apple and several other fruits are becoming more popular. The rare tasty of the ackee has made it Jamaica’s national dish. Meat and poultry is the base of Jamaican food. Chicken and pork are the most consumed in the island and with good reason. There are well over 300 authentic recipes that exist for this food type alone. Not to mention tasty treats such as jerk pork, jerk chicken and curried goat. Jerk recipes has really branded the product in a healthy way.

Seafood is the most loved in the island. With the most popular Jamaican seafood recipes being fish, lobster and shrimp. These have been prepared in many different ways. Jerk, steamed, barbequed, brown stewed, curry, grill and a host of other great tasting recipes as well. Finally vegetables are a popular choice among Jamaicans. However what makes the uses of vegetables popular is not in the cooking but in the use of it in drink recipes. Carrot drink and beetroot drinks are mixed with Jamaican herbs and spices such as sarsaparilla and other medicinal herbs. Not only does this give the drink a unique tasty but creates a healthy alternative to other food types of this kind.
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Jamaican foods are usually a bit spicy. Portland, Jamaica is the home of a famous spice, Jerk. Jerk can be used on Pork, chicken, sausages and fish. It varies in flavor. Jerk ranges from Mild to Extra Spicy. It is quite tolerable. Jerk meats are marinated overnight and slow cooked on Pimento (Jamaican Pepper) wood for hours, this is usually served with Breadfruit, Festival (Corn Biscuit), Sweet Potato or Bread.

Jamaica is quite diverse when it comes to food, you can find foods from all over the world here.

There are Japanese, Korean, Chinese (everywhere)Thai, Indonesian, Indian, and other south Asian Restaurants. You'll also find European Cuisine - French, Italian and Spanish. Latin American and Caribbean foods are now becoming popular esp. Brazilian. American foods are super popular here. Jamaica is the land of Good Food.

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Jamaican foods can be what you want it to be. Jamaica motto is "Out of Many, One People" thus we have many nationalities here, as a result we have a diverse meal plan. also fast foods. so if you like spicy food Come, If you like Indian Chinese, European, of of course Jamaaican please come

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some dishes are spicy.
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We could be here all night describing Jamaican food. You can get a better idea if you use Google to find out more about our traditional dishes. Jamaica also offers 'fast food' outlets and roadside fruit and juice stops, so come on down and check it out.
Here in Jamaica we are very health conscious so we cater to almost every different cultures and our local culture as well. At some destination if you tell them how you want your food they will prepare it that way. Yes some of our food is spicy for eg. our jerk chicken and our curry goat but I tell you if you can tolerate the spice you will be coming back just for it. Our national dish which is ackee and saltfish, I can assure that you will come back for that. Let us know what you want we will cater for you. Also if you have any alleries if you eat certain food just let us know. Trust me Jamaican food is known worldwide as one of the best. So come on down and enjoy our island paradise.
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Most of our traditional meals are spicy. We are best known for Jerked Chicken and Jerked Pork. Jerking is a style of cooking in a grills made from severed pans, similar to flame broiling. The meat is richly seasoned and soaked so it is tender and oozing of flavor and there is the special Jerk sause which varies with the differing styles of family tradition. It is usually the sause that carries the spicy punch, so you can have it with or without the sauce, for a spicy or mild meal. If you preffer mild but are curious just how hot it is, you can have the sause on the side and use it as a dip. This can be found vertually everywhere in Jamaica. Our National dish is Ackee (national fruit) and saltfish (Dried Cod), with dyced ground prvisions (Tomatos, Onions, Green peppers, etc), when prepared it has a look similar to scrambled eggs and is best served with yams, potatos, boiled green bananas or bread. Other trditional foods that arent spicy include, but are not limited to: Ox tail stew, Curried goat, cows foot stew and Malish water ( a soup made from goat intestines). I hope this helps and please feel free to ask any other question.

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Janaican food are not only spicy, we have mild as well. It also depends on what u like or dislike..Remember our motto, out of many one people, so just think about that!!!!!!!
Our Jamaican food is prepared to the suite the taste of the individual. It can either be spicy or mild. We as Jamaican take pride in or meal preporation especially when preparing our National dish of Ackee & Saltfish (Cod fish).
well as a jamaican, i can tell you this.we only add spicy [pepper only if it is nessary not all jamaicans like their food with spic [pepper].to answer your question not all jamaican food is spicy.standard meals are made from, onines,eskllion,thyme,sweet peppers, pemento,tomtoes are optional,but these are the bacis, and salt and black pepper.we tend to cook our food well and half cooked but cooked till it can acturally melt in your mouth and every teasty,
Hi...:-)...Jamaican food is a very diversed....sometimes spicy, sometimes not...i'm sure you would enjoy our food...consider that it would be new experience and taste for you...some come try our dishes. i'm sure you'll like them....one love
Let me advise you on the dishes of Jamaica. The National Dish of Jamaica is Ackee and Saltfish which is done with a fruit that was brought here by Captain Bligh and Saltfish is Cod fish. All meals are spicy depending upon the cook. It is done with oil and cooked together with tomatoes and onions and will make you lick your lips when you are done. There is also Mannish Water which is a soup done with goat brains which is said to give both men and women virility. It has dumplings and vegetables. It is very tasty! Dukannooo or Blue drawers done with corn meal and raisins and sugar wrapped in a banana leaf and cooked in hot water. It is a sweet treat. There is Stew peas and white rice which is stewed red peas and salt pork which makes it the most delectable dish. You will be licking your lips when you are done. Rice and peas and Chicken if all else fails to suit you, you can order that, but if you like to try new things Fried plaintain and breadfruit and saltfish fritters is usually a nice breakfast or supper. Breadfruit and Plaintain can also be served boiled if you are watching your waist. Yam, Coco, Dasheen, are ground vegetables they are tubers which are sometimes served with meals. Try a little of everything and you will know what you like and what you don't like. Bon appetit!
while it would take forever to tell you about our food. our food is spicy or mild our most popular food is the jerk chicken ,pork and roast fish. our national dish is the Ackee and CODFISH ,you must use onion,tomatoes,scotch bonnett pepper to prepare this dish it it so nice you would just keep comming back for more.but you can search google fore more interesting dish and how to prepare them
yes jamaican food is spicy, standard meals are made of ground provision,spices and herbs and vegetables.
Jamaica has a variety of food. You don't have to worry about limitations. Not all foods are spicy.
basically, chicken is the most cooked meat followed by a close second, pork. Yes it is spicey, but you can always ask for less spice if you prefer. Tehy will normally cater to your needs but it will always be expected that the food always includes spices such as scotch bonnet and pomenta, both of which are hot. The traditional breakfast dish is ackee and saltfish, highly recommended if you like fish. The ackee really is tasteless but compliments the fish and seasoning very well. Served with dumplings and yam and if desired other HARD foods trational to the Caribbean. I've been to Pakistan many times and the food there is far more hotter thatn the normal here. Unless you try the jerk style of cooking but be warned its not for the faint hearted.
Jamaican food is naturally prepared spicy. However, hot spicy is by choice except in the case of a jerk style meal. Then it will be mild or hot.
Jamaican prefers their meal highly flavoured, thus when preparing meal a lot of green and dry herds (seasoning) are used.
Because of our diverse culture, it is hard to say what is a standard meal. Most commonly eaten meat is chicken, and this is mainly eaten with rice and red peas cooked in coconut milk which is good on its own. Thus standard meals vary because of religous practices, special diets and ethinc origins. Thus in additon to traditional Jamaican meals, you can get Japanese, Chinese, Italian, French, Indian, and Vegetarian meals. Also, our culture has change, and most persons are now into fast food and take out.
In the past, on Saturday, Jamaicans would have a rich pumpkin soup with chicken or beef in it or any other type on soup. On Sundays, it will be rice and peas, fried, baked or jerked chicken, a mixture of raw or steam vegetable and potatoe salad. Most home will prepare another type of meat to be served with the chicken. This is served with a natural blended juice and a baked dessert which is normally served way after the evening meals. During the week, meals prepared usually take less time to prepare and most time in the form of a stew.
Go on the internet and search for receipes for Jamaican meal. Try our national dish, ackee and salted cod fish.
Jamaican food is not always spicy but Jamaicans do prefer spicy foods. Most jamaican meals are hand prepared from fresh ingredients. Ital is a vegan natural diet preferred by many rasta. Many Jamaicans do sustain on cheap foods like patties and fast food joints like Burger King and KFC are becoming more popular.

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