7 Caribbean Dishes That Will Brighten Your Day

Jerk Chicken

A flavorful and spicy dish where chicken is marinated in a blend of spices including Scotch bonnet peppers, allspice, thyme, and more, then grilled or roasted to perfection.

Ackee and Saltfish

The national dish of Jamaica, made with ackee fruit (when ripe, it resembles scrambled eggs) and salted codfish, sautéed with onions, tomatoes, and spices.


 A popular Caribbean flatbread filled with various savory fillings such as curried vegetables, chicken, goat, or shrimp, often served with a side of chutney or hot sauce.


A nutritious and delicious dish made with leafy greens (often amaranth or taro leaves), coconut milk, okra, and various seasonings, cooked until creamy and served as a side dish or soup.

Conch Fritters

A crispy and flavorful appetizer made with chopped conch meat mixed with flour, seasonings, and vegetables, then deep-fried until golden brown.


A hearty stew made with a variety of meats (such as beef, pork, or chicken), cassava, okra, and other vegetables, simmered in a rich and spicy broth flavored with cassareep (a thick, dark sauce made from cassava).

Coconut Shrimp

Succulent shrimp coated in a crispy batter made with shredded coconut and breadcrumbs, then fried until golden and served with a sweet and tangy dipping sauce.