No need to buy it when you can make your own homemade Jamaican Jerk Seasoning with the herbs and spices already in your cupboard! Simple, flavorful, and easily customizable!
I love making my own spice mixes! It is so much better than buying ready made mixes from the store. You really can’t beat the freshness and I almost always already have the ingredients I need on hand anyways.
To make this Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, I use the fresh herbs and spices I already stock in my pantry and make a quick and easy spice mix when its needed. I love that I can suit them to my own taste and heat preferences.
Since homemade spice mixes are easily customizable, it’s easy to adjust them to suit your own preferences. This Jamaican Jerk Seasoning produces a mildly spicy jerk seasoning that is tolerable for most. If you like it hot, increase the spice by adding more cayenne pepper or even chili flakes to the spice mix! That’s the beauty of making your own spice mix, you can change it up and adjust it to suit you!
Making Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
To make my Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, you will need:
- onion powder
- brown sugar
- dry thyme
- ground all spice
- cayenne pepper
- ground cinnamon
- ground clove
- dried parsley
- ground nutmeg
- ground cumin
All you have to do is mix it all together and voila! This recipe produces 1/3 cup of jerk seasoning
As I mentioned above, feel free to adjust the heat by reducing or increasing the amount of cayenne pepper or even adding chili flakes for more heat.
I hope you enjoy this better way of making your own spice mix! More than anything, it is super easy to do and far more economical!
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Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
- 1 1/2 tablespoons onion powder
- 2 teaspoons brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 2 teaspoons dry thyme
- 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper (add more for a spicier seasoning)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons paprika
- 1 teaspoon ground all spice
- 1 teaspoon dried parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
- 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Add all of the ingredients in a bowl and whisk together to mix (or place it in a jar and shake to combine).
- Store in an airtight jar as you would any other spice.