Jamaican Jerk Marinade


In this marinade you can find the spark that is Jamaica: It is spicy, hot and at the same time sweet. It is a unapologetically hot marinade can transport you from any location to the small beautiful island that is Jamaica. We love it so much in my house that we put it on chicken, fish even tofu.


  • 1 large onion
  • 4 sprigs of thyme
  • 4 stalks of scallion
  • 2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 2 whole scotch bonnet pepper 1 with seeds
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon cloves
  • 6-10 pimento seeds
  • 3 tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 inch long ginger
  • 2 tbsp olive oil


    1. Roughly chop onion, scallions, garlic and ginger and place them into the food processor
    2. Next add all the other ingredients on top
    3. add the wet ingredients next
    4. Turn your food processor on and pulse until you have a chunky puree.
    5. Walla you have the most fragrant jerk marinade. Enjoy

Note: you can take out the seeds from the habanero pepper to make the marinade milder. I recommend that you try this way first just to test how hot you like it.

Wonderful recipe, thank you for sharing! I know my family would love it on our meats!!

- Miami Food Network -

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