Jamaican Jerk Seasoning | Flavorful spice blend

Today's post is not as elaborate as the last one. I know you must be thinking about why another post so quickly.  Its because the super bowl is around the corner and I tried making the chicken wings using  Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and wanted to share with you all so you can try it for yourself.

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning


Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica where meat is the dry-rubbed or wet marinade.  It is derived from the word “jerking” where holes are poked in the meat so that it marinated all the way. This spice blend is super easy to make at home and can be stored in an airtight jar for a good 6-9 months.  The best thing about making the spice blends at home is that you can adjust the salt and heat based on your needs. Once you try you will be amazed by the aroma and depth this spice blend has to offer. The key ingredients are allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and cayenne pepper.

This is a dry version that can simply be rubbed over along with a little drizzle of oil on whatever you are planning to make.    Let it sit for a couple of hours or more and you are ready to bake or grill.

 

What can I use Jamaican Jerk Seasoning on?

  • versatile spice blend can be used on meats and seafood
  • make wings using this spice blend
  • paneer bites
  • cauliflower and bite-size potatoes

 

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp paprika (smoked paprika if you have)
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1.5 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp white pepper (didn't use it)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar

Directions:

Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and store it in an airtight bottle.  Use it to flavor your meats for grilling or even baking.

 

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

If you want to you can double the recipe and have it in your pantry for a ready to use spice blend when needed.  I researched the recipe over the net and found so many different versions out there then finally adapt it from savorythoughts.com with a few changes.

Other homemade spices from my blog:

Garam Masala, Kadhai Masala, Achaari Masala, Sambhar Powder, Rasam Powder

 

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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

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Happy Cooking!!!!

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning | Flavorful spice blend
 
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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning is a versaltile spice blend that can made ahead, stored in an airtight bottle and used to flavor meats and veggies.
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Recipe type: Spices
Cuisine: Jamaican
Serves: ½ cup
Ingredients
  • 1 tbsp allspice
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tbsp paprika (smoked paprika if you have)
  • 1 tbsp nutmeg
  • 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tbsp dried parsley
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • 1 tbsp white pepper (didn't have it)
  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 3 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cloves
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
Instructions
  1. Mix all the above ingredients in a bowl and store it in an airtight bottle. Use it to flavor your meats for grilling or even baking.

 

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