Jamaican Jerk Seasoning – If you’re looking to heat things up in the kitchen, this blend is just for you. It completment chicken, fish, and any kind of red meat extremely well. Not to mention, it is cost effective.
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Today, instead of sharing an actual food recipe with you, I am sharing with you another one of my favorite spices to make at home, aside from my Haitian Epis (Haitian Base Seasoning). This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning is made with ingredient or spices that were already in my spice drawer and pantry.
Why Does This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Work?
It is a good way to use spices that has been sitting for a long time.
Better than store-bought version as it is homemade.
You can omit or reduce the level of heat in this blend.
Time and time again, if I want to spice things up with my food or looking for a different flavor, I would prepare this mix. To be honest, I even love it with Salmon, which I will share with you in a future post. I like it really spicy, so I often double the cayenne pepper measurement.
What does jerk seasoning contain?
There are principle ingredients that go into a jerk seasoning blend. You must have allspice, hot peppers, cloves, cinnamon, and nutmeg. To balance out the flavors, variations of sweet flavors are added, such as brown sugar. Honey, pineapple or mango is added if you are making a wet version. During the summer I like to prepare the wet version as it is great when grilling meat.
Let me know what you think of this dry Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Blend.
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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp allspice
- 1 tbsp smoked paprika
- 1 tbsp nutmeg
- 1 tbsp cayenne pepper
- 1 tbsp dried parsley
- 1 tbsp white pepper
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp savory
- 2 tsp kosher salt
- 1 tsp ground cloves
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- Combine all the ingredients together. Place in an airtight container. Use as needed to season meat of your choice. Enjoy!