Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe - Savour
the Flavours of the Caribbean Islands

To capture the taste of the Caribbean, then making a Jamaican jerk seasoning recipe is recommended. With numerous uses, it was originally used to tenderise tough goat meat so beloved of the Islands. But if goat isn't on the menu, then it makes a versatile all-purpose seasoning or dry rub. (See the bottom of the page for links to more of my recipes)

Note: This recipe uses certain whole spices which are then ground. However if you don't have them available simply use pre-ground and reduce what the recipe requires by half. So instead of 2 tablespoons of allspice berries you use 1 tablespoon of ground allspice and so on for the ones you don't have whole.

Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe

What You'll Need: (makes about 7-8 tablespoons)

6-8 dried Scotch bonnet peppers (or 2-3 tablespoons hot chili powder)
4 tbsp coriander seeds
2 tbsp allspice berries
2 tbsp dried thyme
2 tbsp ginger powder
2 tbsp black peppercorns
2 tbsp brown sugar
3-4 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp sea salt
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp whole cloves
3 inch piece cinnamon stick

tbsp = tablespoon
tsp = teaspoon


  • Chop the Scotch bonnet peppers into smallish pieces and discard the stalks
  • Break up the cinnamon
  • Grind the cinnamon and pepper pieces with the salt, thyme, sugar, coriander, allspice, peppercorns and cloves
  • Add to a bowl 
  • Add the pre-ground powders and nutmeg and combine thoroughly

Store your homemade jerk spice in an airtight jar out of direct sunlight. Use within 3 months before making more.

Note: Dry toasting the peppers, coriander, allspice, cloves and peppercorns before grinding will add the most fabulous flavours to your finished blend. This is really quick and easy-to-do.

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