What can I make with this jerk seasoning?
September 5, 2010 3:17 PM   Subscribe

I just bought a jar of Jamaican jerk seasoning. Aside from the obvious "marinate meat and then cook it," what can I do with it?

The kind I got is Grace Mild Jerk Seasoning. I've never tasted this before, but I figured I'd go with the mild kind for the general flavor before going for the hot kind. Depending on how this tastes, I might get the hot kind next time.

On the bottle it tells you that you can use a certain amount of it on some meat, let it marinate for at least an hour, and then cook said meat. That's simple enough, but do you have any favorite recipes that use jerk seasoning in an unexpected manner?
posted by wondermouse to Food & Drink (18 answers total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
Avocado Jerk Dip!
posted by bolognius maximus at 4:02 PM on September 5, 2010

I just use it as a condiment.

Put it on pizza for a special treat.
posted by Netzapper at 4:14 PM on September 5, 2010

Jerk meatloaf!
posted by griphus at 4:16 PM on September 5, 2010

oh man, there is so much stuff to do. And Grace is definitely my favorite brand of the stuff. Taste a tiny bit of it. Even the mild stuff packs considerable power. And with great power comes great responsibility.

Stir some into an indian-style curry to boost up the flavor. This can be done with similar effect in carribean and moroccan stews, as well.

mix with mayo for a pretty good dip or sandwich spread. Take this mayo and use it to make deviled eggs. or salad dressing

take a cup of cold water, and add a teaspoon of cornstarch and 3 tablespoons of sugar. bring .to a boil, and it'll start to thicken, and add the juice of one lime, a tablespoon of jerk paste and a tablespoon of tomato paste. you now have jerk barbecue sauce.

Mix with beer and salt use as a carribean braising liquid for pork shoulders or chicken thighs.
posted by Jon_Evil at 4:28 PM on September 5, 2010

Jerk mayonnaise.
posted by 517 at 4:45 PM on September 5, 2010 [2 favorites]

Ah, beaten to it.
posted by 517 at 4:45 PM on September 5, 2010

I've had success substituting the Cajun spice (so shoot me) in this collard green stew recipe with jerk seasoning.
posted by AwkwardPause at 5:02 PM on September 5, 2010

Sweet potato fries, or add to pasta sauce!
posted by mkb at 5:08 PM on September 5, 2010

Mix it with plain yogurt and eat the resulting dip with tortilla chips.
posted by vorfeed at 6:09 PM on September 5, 2010

Jerk Mayonnaise, you say? Tell me more!
posted by ArgentCorvid at 6:31 PM on September 5, 2010

Jerk Mayonnaise, you say? Tell me more!

Well, the easy was is to mix the jerk paste with store-bought mayo. You could make your own mayonnaise, and then add the jerk paste, too. Because it's made with homemade mayo, it will be more delicious. But, like all homemade mayo it will be a lot of effort, and will spoil within a week.
posted by Jon_Evil at 7:31 PM on September 5, 2010

Roast potatoes? Cut potatoes into wedges, toss in some oil, then coat with the seasoning and toss again. Bake on a sheet pan at 450F for 30 - 50 minutes. This is what I do with Old Bay, and it's amazingly delicious.
posted by shamash at 10:51 PM on September 5, 2010 [2 favorites]

I mix it with fat free cream cheese, spread it on low carb tortillas. I then make a wrap with chicken, mangos, tomatoes, spinach and onion. I'm 42 but my 21-year-old daughter calls it "da bomb". lol!
posted by magnoliasouth at 11:52 PM on September 5, 2010

You can make frickin awesome enchiladas is what.

My tip for the best vegetarian 'ladas ever: make veggie mince out of grated mushrooms, breadcrumbs, and ground brazil nuts. Throw in your seasoning, cheese and tomato sauce and you will seriously consider not bothering with beef again.
posted by greenish at 3:28 AM on September 6, 2010

Mix it in to your scrambled eggs.
posted by robocop is bleeding at 4:28 AM on September 6, 2010

I mix it with flour when breading meat for frying. It's especially good when making buffalo shrimp.
posted by ewagoner at 8:53 AM on September 6, 2010

Response by poster: Fine ideas everybody! Can't wait to try all these tasty things!
posted by wondermouse at 9:54 AM on September 6, 2010

Response by poster: Okay. I just made the Avocado Jerk Dip, and it is awesome. If I were having a Labor Day party today, I would serve it to people. Instead, I shall eat it all myself.
posted by wondermouse at 2:55 PM on September 6, 2010

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