This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipes is THE BEST Jamaican Jerk Seasoning you can make at home. Seriously. A little heat, a little sweet and fragrant herbs combine for unparalleled flavor.
Why is this dry Caribbean jerk seasoning recipe better than store bought Jamaican jerk seasoning? You can adjust it to your personal taste. There are 14 different spices, creating many opportunities to adjust to your liking. I tend to add more powered spice to kick up the heat, but others may want it a bit more sweet or herbaceous.
There are 14 different spices in this bad boy. Don’t worry, the majority are common spices you more than likely have in your spice cabinet: onion powder, garlic powder, brown sugar, dried parsley, cayenne pepper, paprika, salt, allspice, black pepper, dried thyme, red pepper flakes, cumin, nutmeg and cinnamon.
Two steps: measure it all out and stir it all up. Boom.
This homemade seasoning is so versatile it can be used on a ton of things. It’s traditionally used in jerk chicken recipes but it also pairs well with any protein. Make a quick jerk chicken marinade by combining a little olive oil and jerk seasoning to taste.
This spice blend is so complex and unique it can’t be easily substituted. Plan ahead by making this homemade version or grab a store bought brand.
This homemade spice blend can be stored for up to 2 years in an airtight container.
In need of new spice jars? We grabbed this Glass Spice Jar Set a few months back. Each jar is a little over a buck.