Jamaican Goat curry

Easy Caribbean recipes

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Create a Caribbean-inspired feast at home with some of our favourite recipes, from Jamaican-style curry to jerk chicken and rum punch


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Create your own Caribbean BBQ spread with jerk skewers, mojito chicken and piña colada tarts. Or serve comforting stews and curries for the whole family, including Jamaican-style goat curry and pepperpot stew. Plus, we have mojitos and rum punch to get the party going. 

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Easy Caribbean recipes



  • We use allspice berries, rum, scotch bonnet chillies and more

Dressed crab (Crabe farci)

This is an essential element in any assiette Creole (Creole platter). Blue land crab is now a protected species in the French Caribbean and it is only eaten at specific times of the year, but when the hunting season is open there are countless ways of cooking it. Here's one to try. This recipe comes from Creole Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier (Pavilion, £25).

dressed crab

Jamaican-inspired curry pork

A spin on the classic curry goat, this spiced pork curry is melt-in-the-mouth tender and full of Caribbean spices (allspice berries, scotch bonnet chillies, curry powder and more). We have more great curry recipes here.

Jamaican Curry Pork Recipe

Caribbean-inspired fish curry

Check out our vibrant fish curry recipe made with Caribbean curry powder, punchy scotch bonnet chillies and creamy coconut milk.

Best Fish Curry Recipes

Jerk seasoning mix

Make your own Caribbean spice blend to liven up chicken and pork dishes.

Jerk Seasoning Mix Recipe

Goat curry

This Jamaican-style goat curry recipe is a great introduction to eating goat. If you can't get Jamaican curry powder use a mild Madras powder and add a pinch of ground allspice.

Jamaican Goat curry

Classic mojito

A deliciously refreshing blend of rum, mint, soda water, sugar and lime juice, the origins of this classic Cuban cocktail stretch back to the 1500s but it exploded in popularity in the 19th century with the birth of the Bacardí rum brand. Very refreshing and sure to whisk you away to the Caribbean!

Original Mojito Recipe

Jerk chicken skewers with mango salad

Coat chicken pieces with jerk seasoning and cook over a hot griddle pan for some midweek heat ready in 20 minutes.

Jerk Chicken Skewers Recipe with Mango Salad

Jamaican pepperpot stew

This Jamaican pepperpot stew recipe is an easy one-pot to feed the family. Ginger, chilli and allspice spice up the tender beef and sweet potato for a warming dish.

Jamaican Pepperpot Stew

Papacoco (bavaroise à la papaye)

In the Caribbean, a bavaroise has come to mean a milky (and often alcoholic) fruit drink – quite different from the creamy, fruity French dessert bavarois that is set with gelatine. The most popular flavours are soursop, papaya and guava.

Papacoco Cocktail Recipe (Bavaroise À La Papaye Cocktail)

Banana and rum fritters (beignets bananes)

These delicious banana and rum fritters are traditional in the French Caribbean where they're served every Sunday throughout January until Ash Wednesday. We think they're delicious any time of year.

banana and rum fritters

Jamaican-inspired prawn, pepper and coconut stew

This vibrant stew is easy to make and ready in just 30 minutes, perfect for a nutritious midweek meal.

Jamaican prawn, pepper and coconut stew

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Caramac drizzle creates a stunning drip finish to this impressive layer cake, perfect for a grown-up celebration.

Jamaican ginger and caramel cake

Piña colada

Best drunk on holiday, next to the pool, ideally from a pineapple. Piña coladas really are the bee's knees – transport yourself to the tropics with our perfect recipe.

Piña Colada Recipe

Rum and raisin bundt

Rum and raisin is a real crowd-pleasing flavour combo. Try this rum and raisin bundt cake warm, for pudding, dolloped with sweetened whipped cream.

Rum and Raisin Cake Bundt Recipe

Caribbean-style lamb curry

Don’t be put off by the time this curry takes to make – most of it is spent simply letting this low-calorie, flavour-packed dish bubble away on its own.

Caribbean Curry With Lamb

Mojito cake

Soak light and airy sponges in a mojito-infused sugar syrup, then cover with a zingy lime buttercream. Our mojito cake is an absolute stunner!

mojito cake

Mojito grilled chicken

We've given grilled chicken a mojito twist in this summery BBQ recipe. Rum and sugar caramelise well when cooked together in a marinade – keep an eye on this as it cooks and adjust the grill to get a nicely browned skin without too much blackening.

mojito grilled chicken

Creole pork ragoût (Ragout de cochon)

This is the cornerstone of the creole Christmas dinner. Pigs are fed every day on breadfruit, bananas and guavas, so their meat is juicy and packed with flavour. This recipe comes from Creole Kitchen by Vanessa Bolosier (Pavilion, £25).

Creole pork ragu

Piña colada tarts

Add a Caribbean twist to your baking with pineapple, coconut and rum – the flavours of piña colada. Use readymade pastry to make this dessert super easy.

Pina Colada Dessert Recipe

Jamaican-style prawn and sweet potato curry

This prawn and sweet potato curry is easy, ready in under an hour and under 500 calories.

Jamaican Curry Recipe With Prawns and Sweet Potato