Jerk Chicken Marinade

Jerk marinade is a nice tool to have in your food recipe tool kit. It is a very Caribbean taste and really offers a nice diversion from the usual. I rarely open this recipe as it was a gift I received many moons ago as I swapped recipes with another chef, but I have it for rainy days and moments when I want to impress. Make it yours!

½ medium onion
¼ cup lime juice (fresh is best!)
2 tablespoons cooking oil
2 tablespoons soy sauce (gluten-free if needed)
2 tablespoons jerk seasoning (see below)
4 cloves garlic
1 jalapeño pepper (optional)
2 lb chicken thighs, legs or breast

Making a dry Jerk Seasoning

1 tsp onion powder

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp (Pepper flake) dried scotch bonnet pepper (death from above), cayenne (spicy!) OR paprika (mild!)

½ tsp sea salt

½ tsp black pepper

½ tsp brown sugar

1/2 tsp parsley

1/2 tsp thyme

¼ tsp all-spice

¼ tsp cinnamon

¼ tsp nutmeg

¼ tsp cumin


Place the onion, lime juice, oil, soy sauce, jerk seasoning, garlic, and if using the jalapeño pepper into your blender.

½ medium onion, ¼ cup lime juice, 2 tablespoons cooking oil, 2 tablespoons soy sauce, 2 tablespoons jerk seasoning, 4 cloves garlic, 1 jalapeño pepper

Blend on high speed until the marinade is mostly smooth.

This recipe is a perfect match for the person that wants to put the Caribbean on the dining table in style. Batman tells Robin…. Enjoy!

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