Jamaican Jerk Recipe - A Flavour-Packed
Spice Mix For A True Taste of the Caribbean

Make a homemade Jamaican jerk recipe and you'll be able to enjoy the unique flavours of the Caribbean any time you like. And this easy-to-make blend of flavourful spices and dried herbs gives you a taste of Jamaica at home. (See the bottom of the page for a few of my other recipes)

What You'll Need: (makes about 10 tablespoons)

4 tbsp hot chili powder
3 tbsp dried thyme
3 tbsp cumin seeds
2 tbsp allspice berries
1 tbsp garlic powder
1 tbsp black peppercorns
4 tsp brown sugar

2 tsp ground ginger

2 tsp grated nutmeg

2 tsp sea salt
10 dried bay leaves
3 inch piece cinnamon

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon

Directions:

  • Break up the cinnamon and crumble the bay
  • Grind the cinnamon and bay with the sugar, salt, cumin, peppercorns and allspice berries
  • Sieve into a bowl
  • Stir in the chili, garlic, ginger and nutmeg
  • Crumble in the thyme. Combine thoroughly

Store this Jamaican favourite in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making a fresh amount.

Note: For even more flavour, it's worthwhile dry toasting the whole spices for a few minutes before grinding and combining with the pre-ground powders.

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Ingredient Note:
 I use a couple of whole spices for this recipe as they add the best flavours to your blends. If you don't have them available, use pre-ground powders and reduce the quantities by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of cumin seeds you would use 1 tablespoon pre-ground cumin. Reduce any others you don't have whole by half as well.


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