This is a dry Jamaican Jerk seasoning I use mostly on grilled chicken! You may want to give some away to friends because this recipe makes a lot! Use it as a dry rub on grilled chicken, fish, steak, or just about anything else.

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Ingredients

832
Original recipe yields 832 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place allspice, salt, garlic powder, sugar, chipotle powder, cloves, thyme, black pepper, cayenne pepper, and cinnamon into a very large bowl. Mix together until well blended. Store in airtight containers.

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  • To use, rub spice mix onto the meat of your choice, about 1 1/2 teaspoons per serving. For best results, marinate for at least an hour to allow the flavors of the rub to penetrate the meat.

Nutrition Facts

10.2 calories; protein 0.3g 1% DV; carbohydrates 2.4g 1% DV; fat 0.1g; cholesterolmg; sodium 0.9mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2008
Best Jamaican Jerk dry rub I've used. Beats store bought rubs and sauces hands-down. I used it as a dry rub on Chilean Sea Bass and the results were nothing short of incredible. For the Sea Bass I reduced the salt content - it seemed to high for seafood. However the recommended amount of salt works fine for meats. This dry rub also makes a delicious addition to standard BBQ sauces. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2008
This was way too hot for me and I love spicy food. Next time I will cut the cayenne in half. Read More
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81 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 58
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/11/2008
Best Jamaican Jerk dry rub I've used. Beats store bought rubs and sauces hands-down. I used it as a dry rub on Chilean Sea Bass and the results were nothing short of incredible. For the Sea Bass I reduced the salt content - it seemed to high for seafood. However the recommended amount of salt works fine for meats. This dry rub also makes a delicious addition to standard BBQ sauces. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2008
Converted down to 25 servings for a smaller amount. Roasted a chicken with it and everyone loved this rub. My MIL asked for recipe and gave her some of what was left over and we are both look'n forward to get'n our rub on! Thanks for the post! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2008
The aroma of this was wonderful both when I mixed it and then when I grilled the meat. I scaled it way back for just a single use but will make more and store it in a jar to keep on hand. I had some boneless pork in the freezer so made the dry rub into a paste using canola oil and let the pork thaw and marinate overnight in the refrigerator. The meat was flavorful and tender. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/18/2008
This was way too hot for me and I love spicy food. Next time I will cut the cayenne in half. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/26/2010
We scaled back the recipe the first time because it was sooo much. It came out absolutely awesome. We had a group of friends over and make dinner with this and they went nutty. So now we have made the full version and use it on everything. Grilled Tilapia Jerk Chicken...even Jamaican Fried Jerk Chicken...so good. Thanks alot for this one! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/31/2008
I used this seasoning mix on boneless skinless chicken breasts that I sauteed in a mix of olive oil and butter about 4 minutes on each side. I then served it with a mango salsa. The spice had just enough kick in it to make one say "hmm what's in this?" It was a big hit! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
03/22/2012
This rub has decent flavor but it is not Jamaican Jerk. I've worked alongside a true Jamaican who would cook for us all the time and this rub does not taste like Jerk anything. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/05/2011
I've made a lot of different rubs for ribs chicken beef pork chops but this might be the last one I ever make. It is that good! After I made it I was a little worried with how it smelled and tasted but after I grilled my chicken breasts I was amazed at the flavor & aroma. I got my breasts moist with olive oil put the rub on both sides and let it soak in for about an hour or so. Then grilled them up & yum! Even put a little rub on some yukon gold potatoes that I cut up along with some whole garlic cloves some diced fresh ginger & sweet onions with a little olive oil all wrapped up in foil on the grill. Made for a very tasty easy & relatively quick dinner. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2011
Wow this is awesome stuff. Used it to make a barbecue pork in a crock pot it was so delicious. Read More
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