Jerk seasoning can be used with any meat (particularly pork), poultry or fish and can be added to liquid to create a marinade, or used as a rub. Jerk seasoning is very popular for barbecues and this reflects its origins as a preservative used to marinade thinly cut slices of meat before cooking, or smoking them very slowly over a wood fire, producing Jerky.
Today we use Jerk seasoning just to add a really great hot and spicy savoury flavour, each of the ingredients adding its own note and creating a complex taste. Traditionally, jerk seasoned foods are served with high starch side dishes, meaning that it goes well with bread or baked potatoes. Add some salad and you have the perfect solution for easy entertaining.
Jerk seasoning spice blend contains Pepper, Salt, Coriander, Paprika, Sugar, Chilli, Allspice, Cumin, Nutmeg, bay and vegetable oil.