Jamaican jerk seasoning

Jamaican jerk rub
Recipe type: Powders, rubs and flakes
Cuisine: Jamaican
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Jamaican jerk seasoning is the secret ingredient that will make your next BBQ a huge success. While it goes well with steak and fish, it really shines when used on chicken Simply rub on the seasoning to taste, allow it to rest for about 45 minutes ( remember to pierce the skin so it can penetrate into the meat) and then grill slowly l. Finejoy
  • Chilli powder – one cup ( see note *)
  • Black pepper – 6 tablespoons ( coarsely ground)
  • Dried thyme leaves – 7 tablespoons ( crumbled)
  • Ground cinnamon – 4 tablespoons
  • Fine sea salt – 1.5 cups
  • Brown sugar – ¾ cup
  • Garlic powder – 0ne cup
  • Ground cloves – 2 tablespoons
  • Allspice– 5 tablespoons
  1. Combine all ingredients in a blender or a bowl. Mix until well combined
  2. Place in an airtight container
  3. Sprinkle on food to be grilled ( chicken, fish, steak etc.) according to tase.( This is about a teaspoon per serving )
  4. Allow resting for about 45 minutes before grilling
* In Jamaica Scotch bonnet chillies are used to make this rub. Scoth bonnet chiili powder has not been specified in this recipe as Scotch bonnet it may be more difficult to get. IF using Scotch bonnet powder cut down the quantity to about quarter of that specified . This however is very much dependant on the specific powder being used as they can vary very much. The type specified in this recipe is based on a cayenne chilli powder type strength

This is a dry rub that you can use if you don't have the time to marinate your chicken etc for the true Jamican jerk experience. While it is very good , If you have the time, the recipe for Jamaican jerk chicken should definitely be tried

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