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Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This Jamaican Jerk seasoning will make your chicken, beef/pork or seafood taste insanely good! It is made with authentic Jamaican flavors.

Course: Marinade
Cuisine: Carribean
Keyword: Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
Servings: 1 cup
Calories: 459 kcal
  • 2 tablespoons oil I used corn oil
  • 6 cloves garlic peeled and minced
  • 1 scotch bonnet pepper sub with habanero pepper
  • 1 tablespoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/2 inch ginger root peeled and minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 scallions trimmed and chopped
  • 1/2 cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup lime juice freshly squeezed
  1. Place oil in a small pan and let it heat up for about 2 minutes on medium. Add the garlic and scotch bonnet pepper (do not cut the scotch bonnet pepper) and let then cook in the oil while you stir from time to time until the garlic just starts getting brown. Add the allspice, cinnamon and brown sugar. Stir and let it cook just until the sugar melts. Remove from heat and let it cool.

  2. Place the rest of the ingredients into a blender then add the allspice mixture. Blend into a paste.

  3. Place in an airtight container and store in the fridge for up to ten days.

Recipe Notes

1. Use your jerk seasoning to season chicken, pork or even shrimp.

2. You could use a teaspoon of cayenne pepper in the place of scotch bonnet or habanero pepper.

3. Nutritional information is per 1 cup (that's the amount this recipe yields). You need about half a cup of this marinade per 4-5 pounds of chicken (about 2-2.5kg)

4. Check out this post for how to make Jerk Chicken using this marinade.