Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
1 lb bag $8.20
Jamaican jerk seasoning
What is jerk cooking and why use Jamaican jerk seasoning? Two questions that can be answered with Mount Hope Wholesale’s Jamaican Jerk Seasoning in your kitchen. Jamaican jerk seasoning, sometimes called Caribbean seasoning, is a seasoning blend used in jerk cooking, a style of cooking intrinsic to Jamaica and the Caribbean. This island seasoning has a spicy kick with smokey notes that thrill your tastebuds.
Jerk cooking is synonymous with barbeque cooking, specifically slow roasting at low temperatures for many hours over hardwood chips in a smoker or grill. Jerk refers to all processes of cooking from the seasoning and the style to how the meat is prepared.The original Jamaican natives, the Arawak Indians, created the jerk cooking technique as early as the 1400s when they dried and smoked meat under the sun slowly over a low fire.
Jamaican Jerk has become wildly popular on any kind of meat or meat replacer, but especially chicken. Jerk meats and chicken go great with starchy, acidic dishes that help ease the slow burn from the spicy jerk seasoning. Go with rice and beans , roasted sweet potatoes, grilled pineapple, fried plantains, or mango salsa.
Jerk seasoning is versatile and adds a new level of interest to many other dishes besides jerk meat and chicken. Mix this in scrambled eggs for a spicy breakfast or brunch, add it to Guacamole or Mayonnaise to dress up a sandwich or chip dip. It packs a punch on grilled fish and shrimp. The recipe options are endless when it comes to this sweet, hot, and tangy seasoning blend. This mixture is sure to make your mouth water and add excitement to any dish.We have bulk one-pound bags of Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. For a milder flavor also try our Rotisserie Chicken Blend.