Jerk Seasoning (Jamaican Marinade)

Jerk Seasoning (Jamaican Marinade)

A traditional spicy Jamaican seasoning for grilled and barbecued meat - like a sweeter, spicy version of Cajun.

Jerk is great as a marinade for chicken, seafood, pork, beef and more. Excellent both on the grill and cooked in the oven, jerk seasoning adds deep flavor with some strong heat.


Usage Suggestions

Marinate meat in Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and rum for 1 hour.  You've heard of Jamaican jerk seasonings and rubs, but this jerk marinade gets that great flavor deep into the meat. Use this mixture on beef, seafood, or poultry—it's also great on most vegetables.

For chicken, the suggested marinating time is two to four hours. Marinate your pork a little longer, about two to eight hours. Vegetables and meat substitutes just need a short dip of roughly 30 to 40 minutes, and if using on fish and seafood, marinate no more than 30 minutes.

Add salt to taste and either pan-fry, grill or barbecue. 

Also delicious on slow-roasted meat.


Contents

Allspice, Chili, Ginger, Pepper, Thyme.

Background

Jerk refers to a way that a chicken, beef, pork, fish, vegetables or fruit is seasoned and cooked.

Jerk is one of those amazing flavor combinations that is so distinctive that you can often identify it with one bite. Jerk is truly Jamaican, but originates from Western Africa. When slaves were brought to Jamaica, they used local ingredients to make a similar flavor, producing the jerk seasoning we know today.


Fresh, natural, pure herbs and spices blended and packed in Australia from imported and local ingredients then flown directly to our California Epicurean Kitchen.