Jerk Seasoning

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This is a vivid spicy mix, typical of the culture of the Caribbean. This Jamaican recipe, like the English Devil Sauce, is intended to be used as a marinade. It works best with white meats, such as chicken and pork.

Ingredients

1 bunch
spring onions
10 ml
FAIRTRADE freshly ground black pepper
4
cloves garlic
3
FAIRTRADE lemons
25 ml
sunflower oil
25 ml
soy sauce
10 ml
dried thyme
5 ml
allspice
5 ml
chilli pepper
20
whole cloves
2.5 ml
salt
5 ml
FAIRTRADE raw cane sugar

Method

Preparation

Trim the onions and chop fine.

Deskin the garlic.

Cooking

Put all of the ingredients in a blender and "whizz" to form a runny paste.

To use

Use as a marinade on chicken or pork.

Store in a sealed glass jar for later use.

Variation

Vary the hot spice according to taste.

For more "zing" use a fresh green chili pepper or two.

For more aroma, use a little cinnamon.

For more bite include a teaspoon of grated or dried ginger.