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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning Recipe

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning – Save your money and make your jerk spices right at home. This deliciously volatile spice blend with garlic, onion, allspice, ginger, thyme, and cayenne pepper, among other fabulous spices, is super easy to customize. It's so versatile that you can use it for fish, chicken, meat, and even pasta.
Makes ¾ cup
Course Condiment, seasoning
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 30
Calories 9kcal
Author Imma


  • tablespoon (15 g) onion powder
  • tablespoon (15 g) garlic powder
  • 1 tablespoon ( 5 g) ground ginger
  • 1 tablespoon ( 5 g) dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon (2 g) white pepper, freshly ground
  • ½ tablespoon (3.5 g) cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon (7 g) smoked paprika
  • ½ tablespoon (3.5 g) ground nutmeg
  • 2-3 tablespoons (28-42 g) coconut sugar, or replace with brown sugar
  • ½-1 tablespoon (5-10 g) vegetable bouillon. chicken, or Maggi powder and adjust to suit tastes
  • 1 tablespoon ( 5 g) hot pepper, or more (Scotch bonnet, cayenne pepper, or pepper flakes) adjust to tastes
  • 2 tablespoons (10 g) dried green onion flakes, optional (see notes)


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl, then pour them into a glass jar with a lid. The mix should last up to two years on the spice shelf.


  • Dried Green Onion Flakes are easy to make. Just chop green onions and let them dry 2-3 days out in the sun during the summer months (or in a low oven for a few hours). Store in an airtight container, and save them for garnishes or add flavor.
  • Please keep in mind that the nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary significantly based on the products used in the recipe.


Serving: 14g | Calories: 9kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Sodium: 194mg | Sugar: 1g