This Jamaican classic goes great on anything.
What types of food taste good with jerk marinade?
Jerk marinade makes fiery seasoning for Jerk chicken, but you can also use it to add the hot, spicy taste to bold dishes made of pork and seafood. There is no limit! You can add a dollop of this marinade to quinoa, sandwiches, veggies before barbecuing them, and even in cauliflower steaks.
You can also turn the marinade into a sauce. Pour the remaining marinade and heat it in a pan. Bring it to a boil and let it simmer until it reduces the thick consistency.
Do you season after marinating?
There is salt, bonnet peppers, and spices in the jerk marinade, so it should be nicely salted even without seasoning. Besides, adding extra salt can take the moisture away from the meat, leaving it tough when cooked. So, if you need to season the dish after marination, the best time to do so would be once it is cooked. I suggest sampling a small piece after cooked before adding seasoning.
How to store jerk marinade?
It is best to use all the jerk marinade right away. But if you need to store, do it by placing the leftovers in an airtight container or mass jar, then refrigerate. It will keep the marinade usable for up to 7 days. If you are unsure whether you will use it in a week, freeze the jerk marinade and store it in the freezer for up to 6 months. Do not keep used jerk marinade as it can be harmful to health.
How long does jerk marinade last?
When properly stored, jerk marinade can stay refrigerated for up to 7 days and 6 months in the freezer.
Jerk marinade v/s jerk seasoning – are they the same?
There is a subtle difference in jerk seasoning v/s marinade, and it is in the consistency. The marinade is thinner than the seasoning, which is like a thick paste that you rub on the dish and let it stay for a day before cooking.
- 4 scallions ½ cup, chopped
- 1 onion chopped
- 2-4 scotch bonnet or habanero peppers seeded & chopped
- 2 tablespoons fresh thyme leaves
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 2 teaspoons allspice
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon nutmeg
- ½ cup orange juice or pineapple juice
- 6 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon fresh ginger grated
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1 tablespoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1/4 cup vegetable oil
- Make marinade by combining all its ingredients in a blender and blitzing to your desired consistency (normally smooth puree).
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate.
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