Jerk Chicken (2)

1/2 cup Jerk Rub
1 Chicken

Rub jerk on Chicken. Cook. Eat.

Now the trick is obviously in the jerk rub. You can make your own or buy a jar. Jerk is available in Caribbean stores. Watch out, there is some phony stuff appearing in supermarkets which is nothing like real Jerk Seasoning.

To make your own jerk rub:

Jerk Rub:

1 onion finely chopped
1/2 cup finely chopped scallion
2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon allspice (In Jamaica, allspice is called “pimento”)
1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
4 to 6 hot peppers, finely ground (Habanero ideal, otherwise Jalepeno)
1 teaspoon black pepper

Mix together to make a paste (food processor ideal). Smear all over chicken, pork, fish, whatever. Let sit for a while. Keep leftover rub in a jar in the frig.


Hamilton Beach 8-Cup Food Processor, Black

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