Jamaican jerk seasoning is a staple in Caribbean countries. There are as many versions as villages. Caribbean food is renowned for the use of Allspice berries combined with black pepper and scotch bonnet or habanero chilies to flavour their dishes. While this combination might sound too hot for western taste buds. The hot chilli can be added towards the end of the cooking so you can adjust the heat from mild to super hot. Chicken is favorite meat and the spicy Jamaican jerk marinade is sweetened with the addition of orange and lime juice and soy sauce. This dish is very easy to make and can be served with mashed potato, pasta, or rice, making it a good mid-week family meal.
The dry spice rub also works well as a bbq spice dry rub.
Our Jamaican jerk seasoning is medium heat rating
Spices used in this recipe
Jamaican Jerk Spice Mix – Med
Jamaican Jerk Spice Mix blends sweet, savoury and hot spices in a way that is surprising and delicious. This blend packs a greater heat yet is sweeter than New Orleans Cajun Spice. Sweet, savoury and a little bit hot, this traditional Caribbean blend can be used as a dry rub, flavour base for a marinade or as a subtle flavour kick with a light sprinkling. Paired traditionally with chicken, it can also be used with seafood, pork, or veg.$3.45
Mix all ingredients together with spice mixture and marinate chicken pieces.
Put all in a slow cooker or casserole dish and cook for 2 hrs in casserole or 8hrs in crock pot on low.
Serve with mashed potato and greens.
(You can cook this on bbq, and ocassionally baste with extra marinade need to keep moist).
Serve with mashed potatoes, rice or pasta.
garnish with parsley or coriander