5 Jamaican Jerk Recipes

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Chef Irie's Jerk Turkey Pumpkin Frittata - Jamaican Jerk Recipes

Jerk Turkey Pumpkin Frittata Recipe

Independence Day is upon us and it’s time to celebrate our freedom to indulge in fantastic, fiery flavor… oh, yeeeeeeahhhh! We’re celebrating with the turned up flavor of Jamaican Jerk Recipes. Now, just so we don’t scare you off, readymade jerk seasonings usually come with an option of mild or spicy. You can use either to make these 5 Jamaican Jerk Recipes we’ve pulled together for you.

Some of these recipes are ideal for the outdoor grill, but you can make others inside the comfort of your own kitchen. Jamaican Jerk recipes are usually flexible that way. The recipes will call for jerk seasoning or spice. You can interchangeably use the paste or powdered versions. If you need to marinate a protein, opt for the paste or sauce. You can also play with the powder. Sprinkle a bit on your scrambled eggs in the morning or on your popcorn for a little kick.

When you’re buying pre-made, the mild jerk seasonings and sauces are flavorful but don’t have much heat. We promise you they’re probably even fine for your kid who never wants to try anything. The hot seasonings can be REALLY hot though, so be careful especially if you’re cooking for children.

If you’re making your jerk seasoning from scratch as laid out in some of these recipes, use the scotch bonnet peppers to gauge the heat and taste the blend before you add more than one. We’ve got more information about scotch bonnet peppers for you here. And these are some of our favorite jerk seasonings and spices style=. Enjoy!

1. Jerk Turkey Pumpkin Frittata

This baked, egg based breakfast or brunch Jerk Turkey Pumpkin Frittata is Chef Irie’s original creation. It combines tender and juicy smoked turkey bits with savory calabaza chunks, easy to find seasonings and spices, and of course the spicy kick of Jamaican jerk seasoning. You can substitute butternut squash for the calabaza, and pork, chicken or beef for the turkey. Just don’t forget the jerk seasoning which you can use in powder or paste form. If there’s no jerk, it absolutely won’t taste as good 😉

2. Jerk Chicken and Plantain Kebabs

This delectable recipe for Jerk Chicken and Plantain Kebabs comes from Guest Chef Mesha Welsh who was a culinary student at the time of its creation. The image alone is mouth watering. With jerk chicken, ripe plantains, roasted corn, peppers, onions and spices, this grilled meal on a stick represents every flavor that is the best of the Caribbean. And it’s super easy to make too!

Jerk Chicken and Plantain Kebabs by Chef Mesha Welsh - Jamaican Jerk Recipes

Jerk Chicken and Plantain Kebabs by Chef Mesha Welsh

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