Jamaican Jerk Seasoning is a celebration of the beloved flavors of the Caribbean. A combination of heat, sweetness, tanginess, and warmth is crafted through this quintessential spice blend of Jamaican cuisine for an authentic Jamaican cooking experience.
The rich diversity and complex history of Jamaica has shaped the island’s unforgettable cuisine. “Jerk” is a term that refers to both a spice blend and a method of cooking. This cooking technique can be traced back to the native Arawak tribe that inhabited the island before Christopher Columbus and his crew landed in 1492. Traditionally, a dry rub of allspice, chiles, salt, and pepper was applied to meat which was then set aside to cure. After several days, the meat was then preserved by wrapping it in leaves, drying it, and grilling it over an open flame. Today, jerk seasoning is most often used to season freshly barbecued meats, particularly chicken and pork.
This spice blend can be dry rubbed on meat or tofu before grilling where it will brown to a satisfying coat of flavor. The Jamaican Jerk Seasoning can also be paired with water, citrus juice, or rum to craft a delicious authentic-tasting paste or marinade.
Spices, Sugar, Salt, Paprika, Vinegar flavor (Sodium diacetate, natural flavor), Canola oil, Contains 2% or less of Garlic, Onion, Caramel color, Citric acid, Silicon dioxide (anti-caking agent), Turmeric. Contains Mustard.
Bring the flavors of Jamaica home with this bold blend that brings savory heat and sweetness to your favorite grilling recipes!