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Jerk Seasoning Recipe
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Jerk Seasoning

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"This is a great seasoning for any meat. You can make more of it all at once and store it in an airtight container. Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place."

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Original recipe makes 1 /4 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins

    10 mins


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the dried onion, thyme, allspice, ground black pepper, cinnamon, cayenne pepper, and salt. Coat meat lightly with oil, then rub seasoning onto meat.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 10, 2004

I thought this was really good. Low on the heat scale but still pretty good. Traditionally, jerk seasoning has cinnamon and sometimes nutmeg in it. I like the flavor of jerk but not w/the cinnamon/nutmeg thing. I left out the cinnamon on this one. If you think this is "dry", this is basically a "dry rub" for your meat. If you want something different you need to try a jerk paste. Toss a medium onion in a processor and then add the rest of the ingredients. Throw in some habenero or jalapeno to! :)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 20, 2011

Easy to make and use. I pan fried some arctic char with the rub and it didn't stick to the pan nor burn. I fried the fish in olive oil in a cast iron skillet and the rub became a crisp coating, which I liked. However, the flavor didn't knock my socks off. It was too subtle for me. Not sure if the fish is to blame, but I probably won't use the recipe again.

Jan 25, 2004

This recipe was pretty good. My only complaint is that it needs something so that it's not so dry. If you happen to be cooking anything else and have some gravy left over, you might want to use it with this. Otherwise, it has a nice flavor.

Nov 24, 2005

This makes EVERYTHING taste so good. I personally don't like things too hot and this gives just enough kick for me. I also love the fact that I don't have to marinate, and when I put this on fish, it comes out perfect every time.

Sep 15, 2009

So good! Try this: Thaw one bag of frozen shrimp, then saute them in a little bit of oil and a generous sprinkling of this seasoning. Mix 3 cups shredded cabbage with 3Tblsps mayo, and the juice and zest of one lime. Throw in some onion or cilantro if you like it and let sit while cooking shrimp. Serve in warmed corn tortillas for the best shrimp tacos you ever tasted!! Thanks for sharing.

Jan 25, 2004

Wow! The flavor that this rub added to a tenderloin steak was fantastic. I would rate it a 3 out 5 on the spicy scale.

Jan 25, 2004

tastes great but most kids will think it much too hot.

Jan 25, 2004

Very good rub..... the Allspice and cinnamon add an interesting flavor to grilled chicken breasts.s


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  • Calories
  • 304 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 15 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 28.4 g
  • 44%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 1171 mg
  • 47%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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