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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

Easily make homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning with this recipe.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Sauces
Cuisine: Caribbean, Jamaican
Servings: 10 servings (⅔ cup)
Author: Victoria


  • ¼ cup cane vinegar or distilled white vinegar
  • 6 scallions
  • 1 to 3 Scotch bonnet or Habanero peppers (use 1 pepper if you don’t want it seriously hot!)
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme or ½ tablespoon dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons allspice berries or 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 ½ teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon grated nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  • Mash the ingredients together in a mortar and pestle until smooth, or place ingredients in a small food processor or blender and puree into a thick paste.


From Eat Caribbean
*All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and should be considered estimates. Actual nutritional content will vary with brands used, measuring methods, portion sizes and more.*