Jamaican Jerk


A sweet and spicy blend of pimento, allspice and nutmeg with savoury notes of garlic and thyme, Jamaican Jerk is one of the Caribbean’s most iconic dishes. Originally named after the cooking technique of ‘jerking’ in open-ground pits filled with smoking-hot coals, Jerk has become a flavour in its own right and its rich intensity achieves wonderfully smoky results without the need for a piping-hot coal pit. Traditionally made with pork, Jerk is now most well-known for its use in chicken dishes however pairs perfectly with seafood, fish, veg, you name it!
Each packet has a recipe on the back of the packet or you can choose one of our other favourites listed below!
Servings: 8
Packet wt: 35g

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Iconic dishes you will love to create with this spice blend:

Jamaican Jerk ChickenUndoubtedly one of Jamaica’s most famous and well-loved dishes served alongside fluffy rice and a zesty, fruity salsa
Jamaican Grilled Jerk PrawnsSweet, plump prawns make the perfect flavour vehicle for this punchy, spice-rich blend
Jamaican Jerk Sweet Potato with Black BeansA hearty vegetarian braise infused with Jamaican flavour
Jamaican Slow Braised PorkMeltingly tender pork infused with Jamaican spices and served with a zesty pineapple salsa

Culinary notes:

The food of Jamaica is all about flavour bursts of fresh seasonal fruit and warm, earthy spices. With a temperate tropical climate, Jamaica is home to many ingredients we use in day-to-day life, including sugar, coconuts, and cocoa beans. Being an island by the sea, fish is super-popular. Their cuisine includes a mixture of cooking techniques, flavours and spices influenced by American Indian, African, Irish, English, French, Portuguese, Spanish, Indian, Chinese and Middle Eastern people who have inhabited the island through its rich history. learn more about this colourful jamaican cuisine here.


garlic, sea salt (9g), allspice, pepper, thyme, paprika, cayenne, cinnamon, nutmeg, sage. Allergen advice: Packed in a facility that processes tree nuts and sesame seeds.
We are 100% Australian, and we create this delicious pure spice blend here in Australia from at least 27% Australian ingredients.

Health benefits:

All of our blends are full of spices that are beneficial to your health.
They are preservative-free, additive-free, filler-free, sugar-free and contain low or zero salt.
The intense flavour from our spice blends means a little goes a long way.
Our Jamaican Jerk blend is packed with Paprika for antioxidants, Cayenne for reducing blood pressure and Garlic for immune boosting.

Other names or spelling:

Jerking, Charqui

Is Jamaican Jerk spicy?
The addition of Cayenne Pepper does give this blend a little kick, however, it is only a dash to keep it mild.
How can I make the dishes hotter?
Yes! Simply add chilli powder, dried chillies or chopped fresh to ramp up the heat. Though not traditionally a spicy flavour profile, chilli adds a great hum and flavour to this blend.
What sides can I eat with Jamaican Jerk?
The spicy, punchy flavours of this blend pair beautifully with a tangy fruit salsa of pineapple or mango – check out our simple recipe listed below our Jamaican Jerk recipes. Jerk flavours also marry well with coconut so delicious coconut rice to mop up all of those rich flavours are just perfect!


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