Jamaican Jerk Marinade


Jamaican Jerk Marinade

Have a large batch of chicken, pork, seafood, or veggies to grill up? Consider using this perfectly spiced Jamaican Jerk marinade to help you flawlessly flavor your food.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: marinade recipe
Servings: 2 Cups


  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 5 whole scallions finely chopped (green onion)
  • 1 chili pepper finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon water add more if needed
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon allspice
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot sauce optional


  • Place all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on the size of the blender, this process might need to be done in two batches.
  • Use marinade right away or if making ahead, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. We recommend making this the day before so that the flavors combine well.
  • Marinade times: For chicken, marinate 2-4 hours. For pork marinate for 2-8 hours. Marinate vegetable and meat substitutes for 30-40 minutes. If using on Fish and seafood, marinate no more than 30 minutes.

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