Jamaican Jerk Marinade

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.
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Course: Marinades/Brines
Cuisine: Caribbean
Keyword: marinade recipe
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
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 marinade ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Depending on the size of the blender, this process might need to be split into two batches.
  • Use marinade right after blending. If making ahead of time, store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. I recommend making this the day before so that the flavors have time to combine.
  • 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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Jamaican Jerk Marinade

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