Many Jamaican dishes have meat or fish, but Ital cuisine is usually vegetarian or vegan. Developed by Rastafarians, Ital food is a natural way of cooking that tries to avoid processed food and additives.
Ital Vegetarian Entrees
Ital Stewed Peas (red kidney beans cooked in coconut milk with Jamaican seasoning)
Vegetable Rundown(vegetables in a classic stew dish cooked in coconut milk and Jamaican flavorings)
Callaloo Rundown (callaloo in a classic stew dish cooked with Jamaican flavorings)
Cho-Cho or Okra Rundown (cho-cho or okra in a classic stew dish cooked with Jamaican flavorings)
Broad or butter beans & pepper stew
Coconut Potato Callaloo
Brown stewed tofu with string beans (fresh tofu lightly fried, then simmered in tasty brown sauce)
For the adventurous taste buds…….
Stew peas with pig’s tail (pieces of pig’s tail steeped in a variety of tangy seasonings and slow cooked with red peas and brown sauce)
Stewed Cow foot (pieces of cow foot steeped in a variety of tangy seasonings and slow cooked in a combination of vegetables and brown sauce)
Chicken foot soup (chicken feet bone broth made with potatoes, turnips, carrots and Jamaican seasoning; can include the chicken feet)
Mannish Water (goat soup made from various goat parts; It is believed to be an aphrodisiac)
Fried liver (Breaded liver, fried in Jamaican flavorings; can be cow or chicken)
Peppered Crayfish (Freshwater crustaceans resembling small lobsters; usually prepared with the head and scales).
Curried conch (meat of snails prepared in a mild or spicy curry sauce)
**Refer to the sides in the dinner section for options.