Apparently, this is the Jerk sauce from Jamaica by which all others are measured. For jerk aficionados, Walkerswood, Jamaica, is Mecca. The tiny village perched above Ocho Rios is home to Walkerswood Caribbean Foods, a small production facility ‘wrapped in the pungent aroma of black pepper, scallions and Scotch Bonnet peppers.’
I used about 1.5 teaspoons rubbed over a quartered chicken breast last night. It sat to soak up the flavour for little over 30 mins (the instructions recommend overnight). I then threw it straight on the BBQ rather than the recommended slow roast technique.
Soooooo good. By far the best jerk chicken I ever ate. Hot as hell but I think that is due to a) I used too much and b) slow roasting would have allowed the flavours to mellow and develop whereas I was in a hurry and just BBQ’d.
Highly recommend this stuff – I bought mine from Waitrose. It was cheap and due to it being so feisty, the jar will go a long way!!