Jamaican Jerk Spice

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Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica in which meats are dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a very hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. Jerk seasoning is traditionally applied to pork an...d chicken. Modern recipes also apply jerk spice mixes to fish, shrimp, shellfish, beef, sausage, and tofu. Jerk seasoning principally relies upon two items: allspice (called "pimento" in Jamaica) and Scotch bonnet peppers (among the hottest peppers on the Scoville scale). Other ingredients include cloves, cinnamon, scallions, nutmeg, thyme, garlic, salt, and pepper. Jerk chicken, pork, or fish originally was smoked over aromatic wood charcoal. Most jerk in Jamaica is no longer cooked in the traditional method and is grilled over hardwood charcoal in a steel drum jerk pan. The wood ("pimento wood"), berries, and leaves of the allspice plant among the coals contribute to jerk's distinctive flavor. --Wikipedia
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74 reviews | 240 orders

NOM! The best jerk chicken place in the city. They have potato bread. The cabbage was delicious. The chicken was cooked great. The Jerk and Smoked flavor is the greatest. Will defo order from Jamaican Jerk Spice again. Fast delivery and good fresh food.


20 reviews | 494 orders

Delicious food, friendly service and generous (HUGE) portions. I'm very happy they are on GrubHub now.


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complete goodness

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6500 S Cottage Grove Ave
Chicago IL, 60637
(773) 955-4333