I want to share with you one of my kitchen staples that I have used for a quite awhile. This Jerk Seasoning is one that I always manage to keep on hand. Usually when you think of Jerk seasoning you probably don’t think of it as something that you would use frequently. Trust me, you will want to put this on everything. Several years ago I needed to find a jerk seasoning for a specific recipe. I couldn’t find one at my local grocer, and speciality spice stores tend to be pricey. So like any one else would do, I set out to find a jerk seasoning recipe online.
Of course every jerk seasoning recipe I found online had copious amounts of sugar in it. Refined sugar is one the main things I try to leave out of my real food kitchen. I decided I had to take matters into my own hands right then and there. I managed to create a delicious jerk seasoning with just the right amount of spice. So far no one has even noticed the sugar is missing!
Making your own spice blends is a great way to include amazing flavors in your food while making sure you keep the processed stuff out. I never realized all of the hidden additives that can be found in prepackaged spices until I started reading labels. There were a lot of ingredients that I couldn’t pronounce! I eliminate those in my kitchen by always having organic spice staples on hand to create simple blends. So far we have made our own Taco Seasoning, Enchilada seasoning, and this spicy Jerk Seasoning. Continuing to come up with my own delicious blends is high on my list of must dos.
I typically make a large batch of this Jerk Seasoning once or twice per year. One batch stores well in a dark cool cabinet and you can always double it if you have the space. I always stock up on plain glass spice jars when I find them on sale. You can always use extras to share with friends and family. They will be asking for the recipe anyhow once they try this delicious blend.
This jerk seasoning comes in handy for marinades and makes an awesome rub for pork and chicken. I have used it on tempeh, chickpeas, sweet potatoes and I even use it on my kale chips for an added kick.
- 1 Tbsp All Spice
- 1/3 C. Himalayan Pink Salt or Sea Salt
- 3 Tbsp Garlic Powder
- 2 tsp Chili Powder
- 1 tsp Ground Cloves
- 1/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1 1/2 tsp Ground Black Pepper
- 3 Tbsp Cayenne Pepper
- 2 tsp Ground Cinnamon
- Mix all ingredients in a small bowl with a wooden spoon. Funnel into a clean and dry spice jar that has a tight seal.
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