What is Jerk?
Jerk refers to a traditional Jamaican method of seasoning and cooking meats, vegetables or tofu. Rooted in ingredients from Jamaica’s fertile green landscape, jerk consists of an exotic blend of scallions, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, thyme, allspice, black pepper and many other spices. Savoury, fragrant, and tenaciously spicy, jerk is a must have for that burst of flavour and a touch of heat.
how to cook with
Add one of these jerk products to your own fresh ingredients.
Brush both sides of the meat with this sweeter jerk sauce during the last 5-6 minutes of cooking. It can also be added to casseroles, stews or stir fry dishes. The sauce can be used as a condiment or as a dip.
A little goes a long way, rub 1-2 tbsp of the seasoning onto your raw meat along with other fresh ingredients, marinate for at least an hour before grilling or barbequing to get the traditional, classic jerk taste. If you’ve never tried jerk, start off with the mild and work your way up to the hot.
Tip: use as is for a dry finish, no extra ingredients added.
Sprinkle this dry seasoning over meat before roasting, baking or grilling for that added zest. Add to stuffing,gravy, sauces and marinades for an enhanced flavour.