The classic rub of the Caribbean, Jerk seasoning is fragrant with spices like allspice, ginger with a fiery kick of cayenne.
I certainly can’t claim this as an authentic recipe, but I can guarantee it’s a tasty one. Jerk seasoning recipes vary greatly – some have 6 or fewer ingredients, some have more than 10. I tested a few different combinations before settling this one, and have used it ever since. Because this rub has a few more unusual spices, it’s worth doubling or tripling the recipe and storing the extra rub for next time.
I recommend trying this rub with my grilled Jerk Chicken recipe which uses juicy chicken thighs for maximum flavor.Print
Recipe: Spicy & Fragrant Jerk Seasoning
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ginger powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 tablespoon dried thyme powder
2 teaspoon white sugar
1 tablespoon kosher salt
2 teaspoons allspice powder
1 teaspoon cracked black pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/2 teaspoon ground cloves.
- Combine all spices in a bowl, mix well. Pour contents into airtight jar for storage. If the content settle, shake the jar before use.