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    Jamaican Jerk Marinade

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    WizzyTheStick's Note:

    This recipe comes from the cookbook, "Eat Caribbean" by Jamaican, Virginia Burke. Jerk is a style of cooking developed by the "maroons" (run away slaves ) of Jamaica. There are very many versions of Jamaican Jerk Marinades. It can be used on on pork, chicken or fish. A blender or food processor can be used to make quick work of all the chopping.

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    1. 1
      In a bowl, combine scallion greens, shallots, garlic, ginger, and Scotch Bonnet pepper.
    2. 2
      In another bowl, combine allspice, black pepper, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, thyme, dark-brown sugar, salt and pepper.
    3. 3
      Mix thoroughly.
    4. 4
      Whisk in orange juice, vinegar, lime juice, and soy sauce.
    5. 5
      Slowly drizzle in oil, whisking constantly.
    6. 6
      Add the reserved scallion mixture; stir to combine.
    7. 7
      Let rest at least one hour.
    8. 8
      Wash chicken, pork, or fish well, pat dry and place in a bowl.
    9. 9
      Add sauce; rub in well.
    10. 10
      Cover and refrigerate overnight.
    11. 11
      Before cooking, scrape paste off of the meat.
    12. 12
      Grill over charcoal.
    13. 13
      You may add water-soaked allspice berries to the coals for smoke and additional flavor.
    14. 14
      Serve with Jamaican "rice and peas".

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on March 07, 2012


      This is one of the best Jerk Recipes I have come across with in a very long time. A local bar I go to sells this on friday as a special. I make it at home on the grill and bring it to them. Cheers.

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    • on August 26, 2009


      We loved this with chicken!

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    • on June 26, 2009


      this is definitely jamaican jerk!! but dont be afraid to substitute black molasses for the brown sugar... thats what they used when I was in jamaica.. gives it a real deep/dark tone. great recipe.

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    Nutritional Facts for Jamaican Jerk Marinade

    Serving Size: 1 (53 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 10

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 76.5
    Calories from Fat 50
    Total Fat 5.5 g
    Saturated Fat 0.8 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 406.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 6.1 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.7 g
    Sugars 2.9 g
    Protein 1.3 g

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