jammin' jamaican jerk sauce

★★★★★ 3 Reviews
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By Jennifer J
from Seattle, WA

Everyone loves Jamaican jerk! My family can eat it daily. You can prepare it on many types of meat including seafood. We love jerk chicken! You can use it as a dipping sauce as well.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

If you have ever had jerk chicken you know it has a bit of heat. This sauce has all the flavors you would expect with quite the kick. Serve with rice and fried plantains and your guests will think they're at a Jamaican restaurant. It takes a little planning to allow your protein to marinate, but it's worth it.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
prep time 30 Min
cook time 5 Min
method Blend

Ingredients For jammin' jamaican jerk sauce

  • 1/2 c
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    thyme - I use fresh
  • 1 bunch
    scallions, chopped
  • 1
    inch thick ginger, chopped
  • 6-8 clove
    garlic, chopped
  • 3 md
    brown onions
  • 6
    scotch bonnet peppers or jalapenos, sliced
  • 2 Tbsp
    allspice, ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    black pepper
  • 1 tsp
    salt
  • 1 Tbsp
    nutmeg, ground
  • 2 stick
    cinnamon, broken
  • 1/2 c
    soy sauce
  • 1 c
    orange juice
  • 1 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/2 c
    brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 2 Tbsp
    sugar
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How To Make jammin' jamaican jerk sauce

Test Kitchen Tips
We used chicken legs and thighs and let them marinate for about 8 hours. We also grilled it so the chicken got nice and brown.
  • 1
    Puree the ingredients listed below in a food processor or blender until smooth.
  • 2
    Rub the sauce on chicken, pork, fish, tofu, shrimp or red meat, and marinate the protein overnight; any leftover sauce will keep for weeks in the refrigerator.
  • 3
    NOTE: For all meat, except seafood, marinade overnight. Seafood can marinade for 30 mins. Can bake or grill... Meat may turn a very dark color, this is normal not burned... Save some for basting and dipping!
  • 4
    ***Note*** If you are not a fan of the flavor that Olive Oil has, then you can substitute the olive oil for Canola oil.
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