The term 'jerk' comes from the Spanish 'charqui,' the flavorful dried or grilled meat made in the Caribbean over open flames. Originally used mainly on pork and goat meat, Jamaican Jerk has become wildly popular on any kind of meat or meat replacer, but especially chicken. Our Jamaican Jerk Seasoning imparts all the key flavors of 'charqui' like allspice, thyme, and of course, chiles. This sweet-hot-tangy mixture is sure to make your mouth water and add excitement to any dish.
We like to use it as a marinade--mix 1.5 oz. Jerk Seasoning with 1/2 C. oil, 3/4 C. water, and 2 T. vinegar; rub on meat; grill and serve with a sprinkle of lime juice! Add to chicken, fish, beef, sausage, and tofu before grilling.
Packaged in a clear glass jar 2.7 oz