Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

3424Holy SMOKE that was hot. Guess I skipped over the ‘use sparingly’ part of the instructions.

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!!

2 thoughts on “Walkerswood Jamaican Jerk Seasoning”

  1. I’ve been using Walkerswood Hot and Spicy jerk marinade for about 16 yrs now—- its the business. No it really is the business
    Use about one and a half teaspoons for 4 chicken breast. Best to adda little Olive or Veg oil, lemon or lime juice and some crushed garlic and a little extra salt. Marinade overnight where possible and cook on low temp grill or cool BBQ. I’ve been to many a summer BBQ, brought my walkerswood jerk chicken and totally wowed the guests. Works really well with chcicken thigh meet cut up marinaded and put on kebab skewers with oinion and peppers. Done right its a superb experience and very diiferent to tandoori or tikka marindaes.
    Hot off the BBQ usual expressions of jerk virgins are along the line of ” that’s fuc*in awesome”

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