Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Jerk Seasoning

Having a dry Jerk Seasoning on hand is great for those times  you want to infuse the Caribbean flavors into your meals.   There are many good Jerk Seasoning mixes available.  Each one is a little different.  Penzeys has both a Jerk Pork and a Jerk Chicken & Fish Seasoning.  They both have the basic ingredients with the Jerk Pork seasoning having cinnamon, anise, cloves and mace while the other has more of smokey heat with cumin, chili and jalapeño.

While I like buying the pre-mixed seasonings, I also like to mix my own so I have more control over the flavor I want.  This mix can be used for fish, chicken, pork and even grilled vegetables.  At Penzeys you can  buy the individual seasonings with an empty bottle.   I like that they sell these empty containers in many sizes.  This way you can get creative!

Quick gift giving tip.  If you love to cook or know someone who does you can get great gift boxes from Penzeys.  You can order them online.  For packing materials they use cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and bay leaves.  How cool is that!

I used this Jerk Seasoning in my Cubano Jerk Burger.  Check back tomorrow for that recipe.


1 TB ground allspice

1 TB ground nutmeg

1 TB thyme

1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon

2 tsp ground ginger

1 tsp toasted onion powder

1 tsp smoked paprika

1 tsp granulated garlic

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 TB black Tellicherry pepper

1 TB organic sugar


Measure, mix, pour into your container.  Wish there were more directions but this really is just that simple.  This all fit into my 1/4 cup jar.

This was submitted to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays at Simply Sugar & Gluten Free.  Check out all of the recipes shared.

6 Responses to Jerk Seasoning Recipe

  1. Heather December 1, 2009 at 12:23 pm #

    Sounds great. I'll have to check out the Cubano Jerk Burgers. Sounds like just what I need to perk up my usual cheeseburger.

    • Diane December 3, 2009 at 5:27 pm #

      Heather- Love burgers. Always fun to shake it up. Let me know if you give this a try.

  2. Amy @ SS&GF December 3, 2009 at 6:51 pm #

    I love making my own spice mixes because I can customize it fit the dish I'm making. I have never used jerk but I might now that I have your recipe. Thanks for linking to Slightly Indulgent Tuesdays!

    • Diane December 4, 2009 at 4:13 am #

      Amy- You can leave out the sugar in the Jerk Seasoning and add a little agave to the meat if marinating and roasting. I forgot to add that to the post. I'll have to go back and add it. Love your blog.


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