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Jamaican Recipes

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This mineral-rich leafy green is a staple in the Jamaican diet; saute it with onions, scallions, and thyme to make a healthy vegetable side dish. If you can't find callaloo, Swiss chard or mustard greens make an excellent substitute. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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Desmond Young, a 50-year-veteran bartender at Jamaica's Strawberry Hill resort, uses two kinds of rum in his signature drink -- a dark variety and a potent white rum that, at 126 proof, adds a real kick to this cocktail.

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If you don't like spinach, try switching in a different mineral-rich green such as Swiss chard, dandelion, mustard, or beet leaves. From the book "Jamaican Cooking: 140 Roadside and Homestyle Recipes," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Macmillan).

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Uncooked patties can be stored in the freezer and go straight into the oven when ready to use; they bake in just 15 minutes. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).

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These slightly sweet cornbread cakes from Jamaica can be served with fried fish or jerk chicken for an authentic Jamaican meal. From the book "Lucinda's Authentic Jamaican Kitchen," by Lucinda Scala Quinn (Wiley).