Organic Spice Mix "Jerk"
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Our organic Jamaican jerk spice mix adds complex warm, sweet, smoky, salty, fiery, fruity dimension to everything it touches! It contains tasty spices such as cinnamon, allspice, cayenne pepper, red chili, coriander, cumin, garlic, ginger, horseradish, onion, orange peel, oregano, paprika and thyme. Use this jerk seasoning to instantly elevate chicken, seafood, meat, pasta, vegetables, etc.
The seasoning delivers the lively flavor behind world-renowned jerk chicken. To truly understand jerk seasoning, there’s one thing you should know: the term "jerk" describes both the process of cooking as well as the seasoning blend itself.
The well-loved spice blend has been around for more than a century. It is said that both the jerk process and seasoning were invented by the Maroons (people who had escaped slavery) who learned how to cook meat without the release of smoke and preserve meat with specific herbs and spices.
The Maroons would hunt and prepare wild boar by heavily coating the meat with the marinade to preserve it. Then, when it was time to cook, they dug holes, added firewood and placed the meat on top, then covered it all so no smoke would escape. This was done to avoid alerting the slave owners to their location.
The modern jerk cooking process is quite similar. Today, it includes smoking well-marinated meat over the greenwood of a pimento tree covered by big sheets of metal. But authentic jerk food spots in Jamaica will jerk the meat in a large "jerk pit" much like the Maroons did.
In order to keep our organic herbs, spices & seasoning blends as fresh as possible we keep our standing inventory very low. There may be up to a 4 week lead time for this product to get you the freshest products possible.
- Nothing beats vacuum sealing for freshness.
- Store below 15°C and < 65% humidity.
- Store in the dark as light degrades flavors.
- Mason jars make great storage containers.
- Can be frozen to prolong shelf life.