Jerk Seasoning (Sauce) (Jamaica)

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Jerk Seasoning (Sauce)

Published Mar 14, 2004

Next to reggae music, "Jerk" style cooking is Jamaica's most famous export to the world. Jerk Seasoning (Sauce) recipe.

INGREDIENTS :

  • 1/2 cup Pimenta ( allspice berries)
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 6-8 garlic cloves
  • 4-6 Scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1 tablespoon ground thyme or 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
  • 1-2 bunches scallions (green onions)
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce to moisten

 

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METHOD:

  1. Put content in a food processor or blender and liquefy
  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 pimenta and add to sauce the hot peppers at any time.

Seasoning Instruction for Chicken

  • Leave skin on chicken
  • Rub the meat (chicken, pork or beef) with the seasoning.
  • With chicken, be sure to rub under skin and in cavities
  • Marinate overnight.

Seasoning Instruction for Pork or Beef

  • Rub the meat. If using a pork shoulder, make shallow cuts and rub in.
  • Marinate overnight.

Seasoning Instruction for Fish

  • Can also be used with fish, but use a "steak fish" like grouper, dolphin, king
  • Marinate overnight.

Cooking Instructions

  • Grill at lowest possible setting over a low fire until done.
  • Pimenta (all spice) branches (this is what is used in Jamaica) mixed with charcoal is best. If not try to use an aromatic wood in the barbecue grill to enhance the flavor.
  • Chop meat into pieces, and serve traditionally with hard-dough bread


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4 comment(s) on this page. Add your own comment below.

Ivy Mckenzie
Oct 9, 2010 7:58am [ 1 ]

Jerklishous

Jan 24, 2011 7:52pm [ 2 ]

I think drops should be equally exported. It tastes as good as jerk chicken!!

Sharif Gazi
Mar 15, 2011 7:39pm [ 3 ]

Thank you very much...I am a big fan of Jamaica (Bob Marley, Food, & Girls.....lol). Instade of bothring my Jamaican friends I could make these foods & surprise them...hahaha. Thank you againg guys........One Love

Tanya
Aug 15, 2012 8:21pm [ 4 ]

mmm... but i used rum instead of soy sauce (yes of course Appleton's) :)

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