A Fiery Caribbean Favorite Marinade for grilled/broil chicken and seafood🌶🌶🌶

Ingredients for marinade and Jerk Chicken:

-1 envelope Good Seasons Italian Dressing Mix
-2 TBSP dark brown sugar
-2 TBSP canola oil
-2 TBSP Tamari sauce
-1 tsp cinnamon
-1 tsp thyme
-1 Scotch Bonnet, minced (you can substitute powdered Habanero, to taste, but the fresh tastes much better.

(warning: wear gloves and eyeglasses/goggles when chopping habanero peppers)
-One 2-3 pound whole chicken, cut up

Mix all ingredients except chicken in bowl. Pour over chicken in food 1 gallon storage bag. Marinate 1 hour (or as long as overnight). Grill (or broil) until chicken is done (meat juices run clear) and skin is a little blackened.

Great dish to serve with yellow rice (❤️ Vigo brand rices) with some petite peas mixed in. (might like to toss in little bits of mango, too)

Additional Uses For Jerk Marinade:
To make Jerk Chicken sandwiches. Just marinate boneless, skinless chicken breasts, that have been pounded slightly, for an hour in a covered dish or food storage bag. Take out & sauté quickly on high heat or grill to seal in the juices (about 1 minute on each side) and then finish cooking on low heat until done.
Put on a kaiser roll with lettuce and tomato (& thin slices of Bermuda onion, if desired).

OR, use marinade to marinate some large shrimp, then skewer (about five shrimp to a skewer) and grill or broil until it slightly starts to char. Delicious appetizer or make it a meal with some rice and the following sauce:

Passionfruit Sauce

-2 ripe passion fruits, squeeze flesh through a strainer to remove seeds (or you could try using the frozen passionfruit concentrate, Goya is a good brand, by the spoonfuls until you get the flavor balance you want.)
-1/4 cup Sour Cream
-2 tsp. honey

Blend all together well and either place a generous swipe under the shrimp skewers on individual plates or serve in a little ramekin-like dish on the side.

7 thoughts on “Jerk

  1. My beloved father who left us all too soon nearly 13 years ago and was the absolute epitome of the English Gentleman late in life discovered that having only ever really enjoyed what would be called a plain meat and two veg diet had been harbouring a latent love of jerk chicken. I shall make this in his memory on the anniversary of his passing in May and I shall raise a glass to him and one of thanks to you 🙂

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    1. I can’t imagine anything being hotter without flames.. You’re right neither shall touch my tongue.. But for those who love the fire, I hope they start with a nibble before a bite..
      Btw, now I’m in the shop.. Trying to get home is becoming a challenge.. But at least I have the load now..


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