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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

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Add some flavor to your meals with this homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. It’s so easy to make a big batch to use on meats, fish and vegetables.

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I know that you guys are going to love this Jamaican jerk seasoning recipe! I always have some on hand in my cupboard for a quick and easy way to liven up meals.

Use it in my air fried Jamaican jerk pork, Jerk Chicken Wings, or my Rasta Pasta.

How To Make Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

You’ll need the following dry spices and herbs to make this recipe:

  • Garlic Powder
  • Kosher Salt
  • Onion Powder
  • Cayenne Pepper
  • Dried Thyme
  • Brown Sugar
  • Sweet Paprika
  • Ground Allspice
  • Black Pepper
  • Ground Cinnamon
  • Ground Nutmeg
spices and herbs on white plate
  • Combine all the ingredients.
  • Store in airtight container until ready to use.
spices and herbs on white plate, mixed with spoon sticking in the middle

How spicy is it?

This seasoning does have a kick to it, but unlike your store bought mixes it’s really easy to adjust the heat to your taste. If you don’t like things super spicy, you can simply reduce the amount of cayenne.

Why make your own spice mix?

Making your own spice mix is so quick and easy to do, not to mention it’s also kinder on your purse. Store bought spice blends often contain preservatives and additives that you simply don’t need when you make it at home.

How long does it keep?

Once you have mixed your ingredients, transfer it to an airtight jar or container. Keep it in your cupboard and it will keep well for at least a month. Depending on the freshness of the spices you use, it can keep well for up to six months!

Recipe Notes and Tips

  • Check that your spices aren’t stale before you use them. Rub a little between your fingers and if they don’t release an aroma it’s time to buy some more.
  • Rub the seasoning on chicken, meat and fish or sprinkle on vegetables before cooking.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cupboard.
Jerk seasoning in jar with spoon picking it up

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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Add some flavor to your meals with this homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning. It's so easy to make a big batch to use on meats, fish and vegetables.
Course Seasoning
Cuisine Jamaican
Keyword easy jerk seasoning, homemade jerk seasoning, Jamaican seasoning
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4 oz
Calories 111kcal
Author Tanya

Ingredients

  • 1 Tbsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Tbsp Kosher Salt
  • 2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 2 tsp Cayenne Pepper
  • 2 tsp Thyme Dried
  • 2 tsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Sweet Paprika
  • 1 tsp AllSpice Ground
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground nutmeg

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients. Store in airtight container. Enjoy.

How to use:

  • Any recipe calling for dried jerk seasoning. It’s perfect on poultry, in pasta dishes, and on vegetables.

Notes

  • Check that your spices aren’t stale before you use them. Rub a little between your fingers and if they don’t release an aroma it’s time to buy some more.
  • Rub the seasoning on chicken, meat and fish or sprinkle on vegetables before cooking.
  • Store in an airtight container in a cupboard.

Nutrition

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6992mg | Potassium: 289mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 2840IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 48mg | Iron: 2mg
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Courtney

Thursday 30th of July 2020

This is the best Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe! I make it in bulk now, so that it's always within reach in my cabinet.

Tanya

Thursday 30th of July 2020

Yay, so glad you like the seasoning. Thank you so much for the feedback Courtney :)

PJ

Friday 12th of June 2020

Never made my own jerk seasoning before but this turned out great!

Tanya

Friday 12th of June 2020

Thank you PJ, So glad you liked it :)

Louis

Sunday 29th of March 2020

It’s not original jerk seasoning if scotch bonnet pepper and pimento seeds are not included.

Tanya

Sunday 29th of March 2020

Allspice is ground pimento berries and is included in the recipe. It's easier than grounding the berries yourself. I add the cayenne as it's a dried spice and easily found in grocery stores.