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Jamaican Steamed Cabbage is a frequent side dish in Jamaica. It is easy to make and very tasty. Comprised of shredded cabbage and carrots are cooked with onion, garlic, bell pepper, and thyme you are likely to find it on the menu in any Jamaican restaurant in the United States.


  • Green Cabbage
  • Carrot
  • Olive Oil
  • Onion
  • Garlic
  • Red Bell Pepper
  • Thyme
  • Green Onion
  • Salt
  • Scotch Bonnet Pepper


  1. Remove outer leaves of cabbage, cut in half using a knife, remove the inner core, and discard. Sheed or thinly slice the remaining cabbage, discarding the inner core. Shred or thinly slice the carrot.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet on medium-high heat. Sauté onion, garlic, bell pepper, thyme, green onion, and salt.
  3. Add cabbage and carrots and stir well. Add water or broth and whole Scotch Bonnet pepper.
  4. Cover and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.