Tuesday, 1 January 2008

Spicy Caribbean Jerk Rub

One of the fun presents I was given for Christmas was Jamie Oliver's Flavour Shaker

And have had a go at one of the recipes on the flavour shaker site. I used it on a turkey breast I was roasting tonight for a little variety on the turkey from what I've had recently. It was delicious and very easy to do. However if you don't have a flavour shaker it's very easy to do in a mortar and pestle or blender. What's great about this rub is you can make a little batch of it and store it.

Spicy Caribbean Jerk Rub Source Flavourshaker.co.uk

2-inch piece cinnamon stick, roughly broken up
2 cloves
1 tsp dried thyme
½ tsp black peppercorns
1 tsp rock salt
a strip of lemon zest
½ clove garlic, peeled or 1/4 tsp of garlic powder
1 tsp paprika

1. Put the cinnamon, cloves, thyme and peppercorns in the bottom of the Flavour Shaker™, drop the ball in and screw the top on tightly.
2. Shake well for 30 seconds, or until the ingredients are broken into small pieces, then add the salt, lemon zest, garlic and paprika.
3. Screw the top back on and shake for another 20 seconds and your rub is ready. Smell that brilliant aroma!

Serving suggestion
Massage it well into chicken or fish before roasting, grilling or barbecuing and transform a midweek meal into an exotic dish you’ll want to repeat every day!

I forgot to take a photo but I'll definitely be doing this again anyway!


  1. Jerk seasoning sounds really nice what a lovely gift to get. :-)

  2. It's fantastic, Hubby's been using it for all sorts of marinades and making some spice mixes to mix in with his sandwiches! So handy


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