20 Reviews

Oohhh this is so good. The best barbecue! I used chicken legs and thighs, and marinated for about 30 hours. Also used mesquite chips that had soaked in water for lots of smoke.

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robinjoy May 13, 2002

I've eaten a fair amount of jerk in my time. I've had jerk from roadside jerk joints on the north shore of Jamaica and I've eaten a lot of it in Toronto's jerk joints. There are a lot of Jamaican restaurants in Toronto. So I have a really good idea of what jerk dishes ought to taste like. Unfortunately this recipe, while tasty on its own merits, just doesn't cut it as jerk seasoning; it's way too mild. On a positive note though, I used some of this recipe as a shrip dip which worked out just fine.

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Giovanni Duca July 05, 2003

I'd never had jerk chicken before and I was pleasantly surprised with the flavour. We ran out of gas for the BBQ so I ended up having to bake the chicken in the oven and the taste was great. This will be a regular dish at our BBQ's from now on.

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SandraMK October 06, 2002

This is a very good marinade but is missing the key ingredient in a true Jamaican jerk. That ingredient is the Scotch Bonnet/Habenero pepper. While adding heat it adds fruitiness and flavor that a jalopeno can not add. You don't need to slice and chop if you don't like a lot of heat just pierce it with a fork while your cooking the sauce to add the flavor and heat. Taste the sauce as you go and remove It when the heat is right for you.

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TomW1 March 20, 2014

This was enjoyed by all at our house. We marinated it for 24 hours. Made for Name that Ingredient Tag.

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Lavender Lynn May 24, 2013

This is so yummy. A lot of flavors from all the spices. The pork was in the marinade almost 48 hours. Thanks Gingerbear :) Made for Name that ingredient tag game

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Boomette May 19, 2013

This marinade was incredible! We used the marinade with chicken and then used the chicken for a mojo broth fondue. I can't wait to experiment more with pork, grilling, roasts, smoker, etc.

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jefflawsonqwest December 29, 2011

This was delicious. I was only able to marinate the chicken for a few hours, but I'd love to try this again and have it working overnight. Baked these in the oven and it was great. Thanks!

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yamakarasu August 05, 2011

Lovely, tasty marinade with complex flavours! Will add more heat and cut down on the sweetness a little the next time - and there will definitely be a next time! Thank you for sharing!

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stormylee June 03, 2011
Jamaican Jerk Marinade