Caribbean Jerk Marinade

Donna Brown


This is one of our favorite marinades for grilled pork chops or chicken. Don't let the amount of ingredients scare you as their combination gives wonderful flavor and it's very easy to make.


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  • 1 Tbsp
    minced onions
  • 1
    jalapeno pepper, seeds and veins removed (careful they are hot)
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 1/2 Tbsp
    ground cloves
  • 1/2 - 3/4 tsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground nutmeg
  • 1 -1 1/2 tsp
    dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp
    ground black pepper
  • 1/2 Tbsp
  • 1/4 - 1/2 c
    light brown sugar (depending how sweet you want it - i start out with 1/4, then taste
  • 1/4 c
    lime juice
  • 1/4 c
    white vinegar
  • 1/4 c
    orange juice
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce (low sodium is fine)
  • ·
    minced garlic to taste (2-3 garlic cloves)
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 c
    oil ( i use 1/4 extra virgin olive oil and 1/4 cup canola oil)

How to Make Caribbean Jerk Marinade


  1. Using a blender, blend on high about a minute or two. In a zip lock bag, add meat and marinade; coat meat well and marinate overnight. Heat grill, remove meat from marinade and place on hot grill. Brush meat with some of the marinade while cooking. Discard any leftover marinade. Do not use again.

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About Caribbean Jerk Marinade

Course/Dish: Marinades
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American

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