<span id="hs_cos_wrapper_name" class="hs_cos_wrapper hs_cos_wrapper_meta_field hs_cos_wrapper_type_text" style="" data-hs-cos-general-type="meta_field" data-hs-cos-type="text" >CarePros Heritage Day Jamaican/Nigerian Recipe</span>

For us at CarePros, Heritage Days is more than just a summer long weekend. No matter where you look in CarePros whether it is in our offices or our children and youth facilities you'll find a diverse team from all different cultures, religions, ethnicities, and nationalities. It's a reminder that no matter our backgrounds, we are one team all working towards the same goal to provide best-in-class care services. 

This year our CarePros had the chance to battle it out in the kitchen in our first ever Heritage Day Cook Off!  The battle was fierce as they took their cultural inspiration for food into the kitchen, but only one can reign supreme. Congratulations to our CarePros Kenesha Golding and Anthonia Eneasato for winning our inaugural Heritage Day Cook Off!


Fried Plantain



  • 1 ripe plantain
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil


  • Peel & slice plantain in desire size.
  • Fry in oil over medium heat until golden brown about 1-2 minutes on each side until completely cooked.
  • Remove from frying pan anddrain any excess oil

Ackee & Saltfish

  • 1 can of ackee
  • 1 tomato
  • 1/2 white onion
  • 1/2 Sweet pepper (green or red)
  • 1/3 - 1/2 cup cooking oil
  • Saltfish (de-bone)
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. Boil salt fish for about 5-10 mins, pour off water then leave in cold water until ready to use. Drain and break fish in small piece.
  2. Slice & dice seasonings,( tomato,onion, sweet pepper) saute in oil, add fish, stir well.
  3. Drain water from ackee, add to fish mix & stir well. Add black pepper to taste.
  4. Cook for about 5-6mins until completely hot.
  5. Serve as desired.

*Method will be different when using raw ackee. Can ackee is cooked & ready to use.


Jamaican Fried Dumplings



  • 1 cup of all purpose flour
  • Cornmeal (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tbsp butter or margarine
  • 1 & 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/3 cup water (approximately)
  • Cooking oil


  1. Add all dry ingredients, combine butter and rub in.
  2. Add water gradually molding into a dough until all ingredients are completely mixed in. Not too dry, soft but not too soft.
  3. Let sit for about 2-5mins.
    Take a small piece of dough & roll in a ball like shape 
  4. Add to hot oil and fry on low to medium heat for about 3-5mins on each size until fully cooked.

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Nigerian Jollof Rice



  • 1 cup raw rice
  • 1/3 cup cooking oil
  • 1 can tomato paste
  • 1 white onion
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2-3 gloves of garlic
  • 1 tbsp paprika 
  • 1 boullian cube
  • 1/4 tsp thyme 
  • water


  1. Saute  slice onions, diced garlic, and tomato paste in oiled pot
  2. Add seasonings to saute onion mix
  3. Add salt to taste
  4. Stir and cook for 5 minutes 
  5. Add 1/2 cup water
  6. Wash rice and drain excess water
  7. Add rice to sauce and mix 
  8. Cover pot with tin foil and lid
  9. Leave on low heat
  10. Add 1/2 cup water every 3 minutes. Cover rice with tin foil and water. 
  11. Repeat unti rice is soft