Ackee and Saltfish is a traditional Jamaican, as well as the National dish of Jamaica that can be served for breakfast, lunch or dinner.
A background on ackee: Ackee is actually a fruit. This fruits was imported in 1725 from Ghana. Ackee or Aki is another name for the Akan tribe, Akyem. It is also known as Blighia sapida. The scientific name honours Captain William Bligh who took the fruit from Jamaica to the Royal Botanic Gardens in Kew, England in 1793 and introduced it to science. Because parts of the fruit are toxic, there are shipping restrictions when being imported to countries such as the United States.
To prepare the dish, salt cod is sautéed with boiled ackee, onions, Scotch Bonnet peppers, tomatoes, and spices, such as black pepper and pimiento. It can be garnished with bacon and tomatoes, and is usually served as breakfast or dinner alongside breadfruit, hard dough bread, dumplings, fried plantain, or boiled green bananas.
Ackee and saltfish can also be eaten with rice and peas or plain white rice. When seasonings (onion, escallion, thyme, garlic) and saltfish are combined with plain rice it is often called seasoned rice which can be a one pot meal including ackee.
Brown stew chicken, also referred to as stew chicken, is a dish typically eaten for dinner throughout the English speaking Caribbean islands. The dish is popular in Jamaica, Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Grenada, Belize, Dominica and in Caribbean communities throughout the world. The dish is called brown because of the distinct dark colour of the dish. The colour is achieved by browning the chicken in brown sugar, which creates a rich gravy to which main vegetable components like onions, garlic and carrots are added.
I know we are late in officially wishing you a Happy New Year. We hope 2019 has been great so far. We are thankful for your support and we have been receiving many private emails about changes that would be favorable.
It is much easier to do in bullet points so the three areas of concern were:
Thank you for your business!!! Happy 2019
Christmas time in Jamaica starts with the changing of sheets and curtains, painting of houses, decorating and setting up of Christmas tree but most importantly SOAKING THE FRUITS FOR THE CHRISTMAS CAKE. Once the fruits have been soaked, then the sorrel preparation is next in line for picking and bottling followed by the preparation of the Ram Goat and pig. While living away from home, busy schedules and different structures may prevent many from upholding the traditions as they would be practiced in Jamaica. Mojamaican has partnered with Golden Krust to distribute Jamaican Christmas cake as it would have been made in Jamaica to ensure that the spirit of a Jamaican Christmas is preserved. In addition, Grace Foods, makes a great sorrel drink that calls for the clearing of throat after the first drink, as the ginger in potent and only lacking that rum which can be added for persons at the legal drinking age. Besides the two Christmas favorites Mopackages make the perfect Christmas gift for a Jamaican living away from home.
Thank me later for this great gift idea.
In the year 2012 I made the conscious decision to migrate from Jamaica. While it was a hard decision to make I knew that it was what was needed to be done, given the limited opportunities for growth that I had access to.
Upon arrival to the United States of America, one of the biggest struggles I had to deal with was adapting the American cuisine. This made it difficult for me when I started dating my husband as I was always leaving the restaurant without having consumed most of the meal. Life in Jamaica meant 3 cooked meals, nicely seasoned and a flavor profile unique to the soils of Jamaica.
Hence, whenever I get homesick, my first statement to David is usually "I need to go home", home being Jamaica. Even though he gets more excited than I do to visit home and get grandma's cooking, I know many persons living away from home, do not have the flexibility to go home as often as they would like to for numerous reasons.
MoJamaican, through providing snacks, seasonings and spices, thrives to help ease that homesickness that many feel when they are feeling for that touch of Jamaica on their palates. It is hoped that even though there is no place like home, that you, our customers are able to create your favorite meals and enjoy it in your new place of residence until you have the opportunity to go home and have the family chef, who is almost always your grandma, prepare your favorite meal.
A part of MoJamaican that is dedicated to meal recreation is Meal Preparation. With each purchase is a recipe that is mailed to you, but most importantly, it has all the seasonings you will need to recreate the meal. The products are authentic to Jamaica and by trusted brands in Jamaica such as Grace Kennedy, Lasco, Easispice among others. The recipe is especially for those who have never made the meal for themselves and are wanting to recreate the Jamaican delicacy.
Check out our Meal Preparation section and get cooking!!!
Remember it is an immersive experience in each box!!
I don't think there is anyone who does not like discounts, no matter how small or big. Of the many feedbacks we have heard from you our loyal customers is shipping cost and so we have and will be for the rest of the year be offering free shipping all across the United States of America. But what if I don't live in the USA? We have several other options in the form of percentage discount and dollar amount discounts that will reduce the cost of your purchase due to you paying full shipping.
Listed below are all the coupon codes you will need to determine the best discount on your first/next Jamaican Care Packaged provided by us at Mojamaican.
1. 15% off your purchase of $50 or more. This has a dollar value of $7.50 off if you spend $50, $15 off if you spend $100. How to get this discount? use coupon code FIRST15
2. Our most popular is 10% off the purchase of $35 or more. This has a dollar value of $3.50 if you spend $30 and up to $4.90 if you spend $49. If you have $50 worth of Jamaican snacks and Jamaican goodies in your checkout cart then you should be using the coupon code of 15% off 50. But for this discount you will use the code TENOFFMO
With these two coupons our customers who are ineligible for free shipping are still able to get discount on their purchases.
3. I think I have mentioned it enough free shipping on orders $35 or more in the United States of America ONLY. Coupon code freeship101
We are also currently doing two other special discounts all of 35% off select snacks using code JASNACKS35 and $5 off your purchase of $30 or more using code 5OFF
Enjoy your discounts!!!!
I know it is weird to have a blog title "Disney Inspired" on a Jamaican blog about Jamaican food. Hang with me on this journey and you will figure it out.
Disney as a brand is an industry titan that has become the ruler against which service is measured. In the year 2016 I became a Cast Member and from my hire date, my perspective on service has entirely changed. Disney as a brand has a service oriented culture that focuses on satisfaction of guest. However, Disney prizes itself on making magical moments in the form of memories that will last a lifetime. It is through adapting this mentality, that Mojamaican, despite competitors, creates a more immersive feeling for each customer through our packaging.
While everyone can order from almost any online store, what is left behind with the customer after the consumption of the product is more important. As a brand, we have created Jamaica in a box through adding elements of what is reflective of Jamaica and keepsakes that our customers can have. Some of our added features are themed confetti that is the Jamaican colours, a hand written "Thank you note" and another surprise.
It is through having worked with a brand that values guest loyalty and repeat business that as a frontline Cast Member creating and executing daily magical moments for all guests of all ages that I am able to apply this principle to Mojamaican. While Mojamaican is growing in delivering Jamaican Care Packages to Jamaicans and Jamaican enthusiasts we have included in our vision and mission the need to service our customers beyond their expectations. Hence our Vision: Providing unparalleled packaging of Jamaican delicacies throughout the diaspora and beyond.
We hope to continue to create fond memories of Jamaica and the Jamaican culture through packaging your favorite Jamaican snacks, Jamaican beverages, Jamaican seasonings and spices as well as Jamaican Merchandise. Through your loyalty to us and our vision, we hope to, together contribute to the Jamaican economy.
Jamaica as an island in the Caribbean is blessed with a unique and diverse food culture that is like no other country. With each snack, seasoning or beverage is a past time, a story a unique purpose behind its creation. With trusted and authentic brands such as Grace Kennedy Group whose mission is "To take the taste of Jamaican and other Caribbean foods to the world and world-class financial services to our region", Easispice, Lasco embracing "Everyday Family Values", Caribbean Sunshine, among other brands and products in our store we are equipped to deliver only what is truly Jamaican in flavor, ideology, culture and authenticity.
Supporting Mojamaican is supporting an company that has learnt from the titans of great customer service and is always putting the customer first and daily going above and beyond. Simple following the footsteps of Magical Moments and pixie dust.
PS when you make your order, "Note to seller" use it and tell us any additions or alterations you need or simple message us using the message icon on our page!
Growing up in Jamaica, snack was not freely given to kids as it is now. I remember growing up my mom would open a pack of two or three big foot and share it among us siblings. No one had their own pack to indulge in, not because we were poor but simple because my mom thought snacks were earned and placed a greater emphasis on us eating cooked meals or fruits.
I think it is this sense of always wanting more that caused me to develop a love and crave for snacks and have allowed Moses to indulge in snacking.
Jamaican snacks are uniquely flavored and have a reputation of consistency. The snacks from my childhood which are now featured in our products being sold, taste just the same as they did 29 years ago. While they do resemble some common/well known snacks found in other countries, there is a uniqueness to the flavors that hits your palates.
Among the snacks in Jamaica are a few rivals (friendly), St Mary's Banana Chips and Chippies Banana Chips, personally, I loooove Chippies while Moses Loooves St Mary's Banana Chips. If researched, one will find that Jamaicans have a loyalty to certain brands and flavors and no matter the alternative or competitive brand, few Jamaicans like myself will not switch. Not to say I don't eat St Mary's Banana Chips but I just love Chippies Banana Chips.
It is with this love for snacks that we created MoPackages with snacks between 6-7 per care package, because I know that a single serving of Jamaican snacks is not enough.
While many have admired our culture for its jerk chicken, festival, ackee and salted fish, many have shied away from indulging in our snacks for fear of what they may taste like. To help your taste buds, check out the review below where you get an idea of what some of our popular snacks taste like.
Thank you for reading!
BIG FOOT (BOX OF 3)- el snack de queso talla gigante
Included in this MoPackage are 3 Big Foot snacks. Big Foot the giant size snack
TIKI CHOCOLATE BARS (BOX OF 9)
Nine Tiki Bars included
3 Coconut Craze
3 Vanilla Thrilla
OCHO RIOS TAMARIND BALLS (GLUTEN FREE)
$5.99 - $12.99
Included are the following items:
FOUR packs of Ocho Rios Tamarind balls.
ST MARY'S BANANA CHIPS (BOX OF 7)
Banana chips kettle cooked with sea salt. Delicious snack
Package includes the following:
Seven (7) St Mary Banana Chips (30gs each)
CHEE ZEES ( BOX OF 6)
Only a few left!
Package will include SIX (6) Chee Zees
Chee Zees are crunchyCheese flavoured snacks made with real cheese
DEVON CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVE (BOX OF 6)
Included in this package are SIX (6) Chocolate Digestives
Chocolate Coated wheatmeal Biscuit
EXCELSIOR CHEESE KRUNCHIES (BOX OF 3)
Included are THREE (3) Excelsior Cheese Krunchies Real Cheese Biscuits (113 grams each)
MOJAMAICAN 5 FOR 5 JAMAICAN CARE PACKAGE
CHOOSE ANY FIVE!!! MIX AND MATCH TO CREATE A JAMAICAN CARE PACKAGE WITH YOUR FAVORITE JAMAICAN SNACKS. YOU ARE ABLE TO CHOOSE FROM THE FOLLOWING SNACKS:
TIKI (HAZELNUT, COCONUT CRAVE OR VANILLA)
EXCELSIOR CHEESE KRUNCHIES
DEVON CHOCOLATE DIGESTIVES
One of the most distinguished days in the Jamaican culture is Sunday. It is the day of showcasing the best! #Sundaybest!!! It is the day where we dress in our best clothing and have the best meal of the week! A protein complimented by rice and peas (usually red beans) but as it gets closer to Christmas gungo peas tek over.
As a child, Saturday nights my mom would season the protein that is to be cooked for Sunday dinner and she would put the peas in 3-4 cups of water in the pot and leave it overnight! This was before peas come inna can already cooked! She would wake up early Sunday morning, put the peas on the stove, then you could hear her grating the coconut! The process involved cutting the harden coconut jelly from the coconut shell then grating it and adding water to get the milk. But as technology improved we moved from the grater to the blender. It was fairly recent we had the convenient packages of coconut milk.
For my mom, cooking Sunday dinner was a long meticulous process... it seemed almost as if, if a single step was missed, Sunday in its entirety would be ruined. To compliment this delicious rice and beans was NEVER tin mackerel , NEVER, corn beef, NEVER chicken back... ALWAYS Snapper, Doctor Fish, Pork Chops, Chicken Breast (only part of chicken for Sunday), Oxtail or Goat. The presentation was different, the smell was different, simply everything about Sunday was different.
Today, Sunday October 21st as I type this blog I am munching on pizza, feeling lazy about cooking, but there is something telling me "Crystal you don't want to ruin Sunday...guh cook!" The Sunday tradition of Jamaica lives in the hearts of all Jamaican and no matter where you are, you are inclined to cook yuh rice and peas and chicken or what ever other decadent protein, katch on some vegetables and have a nice drink of Carrot juice or some Lasco.
The Jamaican culture is so unique and so vibrant. Placing so much emphasis on food and food preparation. Though we have progressed to having prepacked coconut milk and canned peas, the seasonings and spices have remained the same. Grace, Easispice and Lasco among other authentic brands have continued to ensure that the foods we fell in love with as kids, remain the same throughout life. This then gives us the opportunity to hand down these recipes to over kids and future generations of Jamaicans born or living the diaspora as well as to Jamaican enthusiasts.
Exploring our website you will find under meal preparation our prepackages based on meals you want to recreate. Each package is mailed with a laminated recipe so you can recreate or for the first time create and authentic Jamaican meal.
Brown Stew Pineapple Chicken
Included to recreate this Jamaican Delicacy are the following items:
RECIPE will also be mailed in package to help you in recreating this meal
Jamaican Oxtail with Butter beans
Included to recreate this Jamaican delicacy are the following items:
RECIPE will also be mailed in package to help you in recreating this meal
Included to recreate this Jamaican Delicacy are the following items:
Chicken Seasoning All Purpose Seasoning
WALKERSWOOD SWEET TREAT BROWNING
Brings the rich sweetness of caramel flavor and color to make baking even more delicious
Grace Caribbean Curry
Only a few left!
Experience the authentic taste of the Caribbean with a range of peppers made with ripe peppers grown in the foothills of Jamaica
TIS THE SEASON (CHRISTMAS DRINK) SORREL GINGER (BOX OF 3)
Included are THREE Grace Tropical Rhythms Sorrel Ginger
Makes the perfect Jamaican Care Package for Christmas
Health Benefits of Jamaican Sorrel. Indians, Mexicans, and Africans use it as a diuretic, to thin blood, and to lower blood pressure. Jamaican Sorrel is high in vitamins and minerals with powerful antioxidant properties. It helps lower elevated blood pressure, bad cholesterol and detoxify the entire body.