Jerk Seasoning Paste
2.5kg by Jamaica Sun/Tropical Sun.
The maroons, runaway slaves who escaped during the british invasion in 1655 to the mountains of Jamaica, created Jerk - the spicy yet sweet smokey seasoning and cooking method. Wild boar was the usual target and once caught they would smother meat with a mix of spices. They then slow cooked the meat over a pit of smoking pimento wood and coals covering the cooking pits to minimise the possibility of smoke alerting the invaders to their location.
Jamaica Sun has devised its blend of jerk seasoning to bring you the traditional flavour and aroma that was achieved hundreds of years ago.
To get the heart and soul of Jamaica into your jerk cooking, slit the meat and rub in 2 tbsp of seasoning for every 500g of chicken, meat or fish. Ideally marinate overnight before BBQ, grilli or slow roast. Then relax, eat and enjoy!
Ingredients: scallions, hot peppers, salt, black pepper, pimento, nutmeg, citric acid, sugar, thyme.