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Weekly Photo Challenge: Breakfast

A Jamaican breakfast is usually a pretty substantial meal. It can consist of any of the following: boiled green banana, fried plantain, dumplings, Johnny Cakes, roasted breadfruit (when in season), Festival  (a Johnny Cake made of flour and cornmeal), avocado (when in season) and yam with either steamed fish, ackee and saltfish, callaloo or callaloo and saltfish, corned beef, sardines, etc. Sometimes, there might be porridge made from oats, cornmeal, banana, plantain, peanut, etc.

Breakfast (Jamaica) of ackee, salt fish, dumplings, Festival, roasted breadfruit and avocado

Ackee, saltfish, dumplings, roasted breadfruit and avocado

I took the photo of a breakfast I had a few weeks ago at Max, a Jamaican restaurant in Hackensack, New Jersey. I went there specifically for the ackee and saltfish, a true treat, and No. 2 on National Geographic’s Top 1o National Dishes. I had it with Festival, fried roasted breadfruit, boiled dumplings, a slice of yam and a slice of avocado. Needless to say, I couldn’t finish it!


  1. totsymae1011

    That is a hefty meal. Better to have heaviest meal at breakfast time though. You can cook that way too?
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  2. It sure is! What I didn’t say was that most people don’t snack. That holds them until lunchtime. Yes, it is better to eat your heaviest meal in the morning.
    Yes, definitely!

  3. I’ve just been to phrogmom’s place in Texas for pancakes, you’re next for a visit. Not too sure about the fish though, might have to keep it over for lunch.

    What was the placemat?
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  4. Oh, the placemat has all the former presidents of the US. I was in NJ.
    Hmmm, pancakes, love them.

  5. Now that is a breakfast fit for a king! I have never tried some of the things you mentioned but I bet they are delicious… Like Narelle, I shall join you virtually for breakfast. 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving!
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  6. It sure is. It’s better to eat this heartily for breakfast, at least I prefer to, and eat less at dinner.
    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!