© Ian Knauer
Active Time
10 MIN
Total Time
10 MIN
Serves : Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Jamaican families each have their signature jerk seasoning like Indian families have their curry recipes and American families have their meatloaf recipes. This version is slightly less spicy, and has a an unusual depth from ingredients like bay and cloves. Slideshow: More Caribbean Recipes

How to Make It


In a blender, puree the scallions, garlic, bay leaves, Scotch bonnets, lime juice, thyme, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, peppercorns, salt, allspice, cinnamon and cloves. Use the jerk right away or keep refrigerated, covered, up to 1 week.

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