Authentic Jamaican Jerk Marinade Recipes

Jamaican Jerk Chicken - Source: LunaSea Inn (Jerk Marinade) When you hear the word Jerk, most people immediately think of Jamaica and the many products that are associated with this specialist spice. The name is recognized all over the world and is synonymous with the heat, passion and distinctive flavor that is Jamaican.

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This recipe comes from the cookbook, Eat Caribbean by Jamaican, Virginia Burke. Jerk is a style of cooking developed by the …

Rating: 5/5(15)
Total Time: 15 mins
Category: Caribbean
Calories: 77 per serving
1. In a bowl, combine scallion greens, shallots, garlic, ginger, and Scotch Bonnet pepper.
2. In another bowl, combine allspice, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, dark-brown sugar, salt and pepper.
3. Mix thoroughly.
4. Whisk in orange juice, vinegar, lime juice, and soy sauce.

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Get a blast of Caribbean flavor with this Jamaican jerk marinade recipe made with fiery scotch bonnet peppers and a blend of piquant …

Rating: 5/5(9)
Total Time: 11 mins
Category: Main Course, Sauce
Calories: 63 per serving
1. Add all of the ingredients to a food processor. Process until smooth.
2. Use immediately to marinate your chicken, pork, seafood or vegetables.

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Pour sauce in a jar and keep refrigerated. The sauce will keep forever if kept refrigerated. To increase spiciness blend pepper and pimento …

Rating: 5/5(13)
Total Time: 5 mins
Category: Sauces
Calories: 107 per serving
1. Put content in a food processor or blender and liquify.
2. Pour sauce in a jar and keep refrigerated.
3. The sauce will keep forever if kept refrigerated.
4. To increase spiciness blend pepper and pimento and add to sauce the hot peppers at any time.

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Although Jamaican jerk sauce has been traditionally used with pork, all types of meat are now seasoned this way.For example, cooks can rub this spicy jerk sauce on chicken, pork, beef, or fish.. For pork shoulder, you can score the fat and rub the sauce into the cuts.; For chicken, loosen the skin on the whole bird (or cut up the bird) before brushing the sauce

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For example, Chinese Jamaicans use soy sauce, but i can gurantee that they are not using Kikkoman regular or lite soy sauce. most Jamaica do not even use soy sauce in authentic jerk. If u feel your marinade is to salty, add some now sugar or vinegar. either way, I wish I could find a truly famous authentic jerk receipe..

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Jerk Chicken Marinade: Jerk chicken is all about the marinade. A good jerk marinade will make this Jamaican chicken recipe sing with flavors. Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken marinade has signature flavor of two ingredients: All-Spice (it is one spice, not many spices together), and Scotch Bonnet peppers.

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Stir chicken pieces to coat completely; cover and marinate at least 6 hours or up to overnight in the refrigerator. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill on medium heat (350 F to 375 F) for direct/indirect grilling. Remove chicken from jerk marinade. Place chicken skin-side down on the direct side of the grill.

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This marinade is a great spicy addition to most proteins, Jamaicans tend to use Jerk seasonings and marinades on a range of meats, like pork, chicken, goat and even fish. Here are a few other tips: The three recommended chilies are for a low to medium heat, so use that as your heat base and adjust to your tolerance.

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Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe by Nemonie Cassells People like to travel to places that have something authentic, something unique, something to brag about. Places that are known for a particular “wow factor” that other places may not have, and if they do, there particular one is a little different from the rest.

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Wow, this recipe surpassed all my expectations! It turned out even way better than the Walkerswoood jerk and I’m never going to bother buying that ever again. I omitted the sugar, honey, and fruit and added black pepper and lemon juice. It’s the best marinade ever, second only to authentic suya spice in terms of flavour.

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Next to reggae, jerk style cooking is probably what Jamaica is most famous for. Today, we are headed to the country of Bob Marley and Usain Bolt for a delicious Jamaican jerk chicken recipe. What is jerk cooking? Jerk is a traditional Jamaican cooking style that uses a marinade (or paste) that combines pimento (allspice), as well as scotch bonnet peppers at a …

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Add your garlic, and scotch bonnet pepper, and allow to saute for about 4 minutes. You can now remove contents from skillet and allow it to cool for about 20 minutes. Add the mixture to a food processor, add your thyme, ginger, white pepper, scallions, onion, soy sauce, and beef bouillon and blend for about 30 seconds.

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Deselect All. 3/4 pounds scotch bonnets, remove stem, roughly chopped. 1/2 pound thyme, leaves removed. 6 ounces freshly ground allspice. 1/2 cup minced fresh ginger

Author: Walter Staib
Difficulty: Easy

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Jerk Marinade Alternative. To make your jerk marinade more like the real deal, chop one-quarter of a medium-sized onion, 1 - 2 green onions, and enough ginger root to yield ½ a tablespoon. Add 1 tablespoon of minced garlic and as many scotch bonnets as you desire for heat ( habanero or jalapeno peppers work too, whichever you have available to

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Authentic Jamaican Jerk Chicken. Thursday, March 30, 2017 . Ingredients: * 10 boneless skinless chicken thighs * 3 tbsp Island Spice Jerk Seasoning Marinade * 1 tbsp Island Spice All Purpose Seasoning * 4 chopped green onion stalks (green & white parts) * 1 tbsp garlic paste (5 peeled, crushed garlic cloves)

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How do you make jamaican jerk seasoning?


  1. Place the allspice, brown sugar, garlic, scotch bonnet peppers, thyme, green onion, cinnamon, nutmeg, salt, pepper, and soy sauce in a food processor and pulse it until smooth.
  2. Rub the meat (chicken, pork or beef) with the seasoning. If using a pork shoulder, score the fat and rub in.
  3. For best results, marinate overnight.
  4. Enjoy your seasoned food. ...

How to make jamaica jerk dry rub recipe?


  • Add all ingredients to blender
  • Blend till combined.
  • If needed, add oil to mixture to get better consistency
  • Store in airtight container in the fridge

How to make jerk seasoning?

  • Measure each spice out and put it in a bowl or jar.
  • If you want, you can make this spice mix ahead of time and store it for when you want to make jerk marinade.
  • You will need to add this spice mixture to a blender later to make a milder version of jerk sauce.
  • By mixing the spices ahead of time, you will save time when going to blend the ingredients.

What is in jamaican jerk seasoning?

This seasoning blend is a fusion of everyday herbs and spices, like allspice, thyme and nutmeg, plus onions and Scotch bonnet peppers—even a little brown sugar. The seasoning delivers the lively flavor behind world-renowned jerk chicken.

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