Homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce Recipe

Published on
August 18th 2021
Last updated on March 20th 2024
Rachael Ottier Hart

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart

This recipe, developed through the collective effort of at least six experts, underwent meticulous research and testing for over three months. Learn more about our process in the art and science behind our recipes.
This post may contain affiliate links. Read our Disclosure Policy.
Homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce in a cute clay jar
Overview of Homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce in a clay jar

If there is one thing Jamaica is famous for, it is Jerk Seasoning. From chicken to pork to fish – this mixture of herbs, spices, and pepper is unmistakable in flavor and heat.

No visit to Jamaica would be complete without visiting one of their Jerk Restaurants, where meat is grilled on an open fire only after being marinated in the freshly blended seasoning paste.

The star ingredient is allspice berries, better known as Jamaican Pimento, giving Jerk its iconic aromatic woody flavor.

Additionally, some restaurants are known for using the wood from these trees in the cooking fire to enhance the already rich flavors further.

However, foodies beware, for this seasoning is also known for being HOT & SPICY because of the copious amounts of scotch bonnet peppers. But with this homemade version, the heat levels are up to you.

If you don't have access to scotch bonnet peppers and are looking for substitutes, we have an entire guide on Jamaican Jerk Seasoning for alternatives, substitutes and much more.

So enjoy this Homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning recipe for your following marinade or dipping sauce. 

Rate
Average: 4.5 (11 votes)
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
1 mins
Total Time
16 mins
Serves
50

Ingredients

Back to top

Instructions

Thoroughly wash all fresh herbs before roughly chopping and placing into a blender or food processor.

Scallions being chopped with a knife on a cutting board

Add the spices and soy sauce, pulse to begin incorporating the ingredients. Slowly add about 60 ml of vinegar at a time to the mixture while blending to help emulsify the ingredients.

Vinegar being poured into a blender filled with jerk sauce ingredients

Add vinegar until the desired texture is achieved. For a marinade, blend until it is a wet paste. For a sauce blend until it is smooth purée.

 

Jerk sauce ingredients being blended in a blender

Once all the ingredients have been thoroughly blended into one cohesive mixture, pour into a jar with a top to seal and preserve the seasoning. Store in the fridge for a longer shelf life and only use plastic or wood when removing seasoning from the jar.

Sideview of jerk sauce being added to a container

Serve your homemade jerk seasoning as a marinade or as a spicy dipping sauce.

Healthy dinners to kickstart your weight loss
$7.99 Limited time offer $2.99
As Seen On
Site logo 1
Site logo 2
Site logo 3
Site logo 4
Site logo 5
Site logo 6
Site logo 7
Site logo 8
Site logo 9
Site logo 10
Unlock Exclusive Recipes & More! 🔓

Subscribe to our newsletter for the latest recipes, holiday specials, and mouthwatering secrets!

Subscribe
Keywords
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, jerk chicken sauce, Jerk Seasoning, Jerk Sauce, Caribbean

Add new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
Rachael Ottier Hart

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart