Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Jerk Seasonings
1/2 cup ground allspice berries not allspice powder; whole
allspice ground (use a coffee grinder)
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
6 garlic cloves
Scotch bonnet peppers (or jalapeno), stems and seeds removed
1 tablespoon ground thyme or 2 tablespoons thyme leaves
2 bunches escallions (green onions)
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
salt and pepper to taste
2 tablespoon soy sauce to moisten

Put everything in a food processor and blend until smooth.
Feel free to adjust amount of peppers or garlic.
Rub the meat (chicken, pork or beef) with the seasoning
If using pork shoulder, score the fat and rub in.With chicken, be sure to rub under skin and in cavities.
Can also be used with fish, but use a firm fleshed fish like grouper.
Marinate overnight.
Grill over a low fire until done. Charcoal is best, but not essential.
Meat will be smoked “pinkish” when done, and the skin will be nice and dark.
Chopmeat into pieces, and serve traditionallywith hard dough bread and Jamaican Red Stripe Beer.

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