Tropical Sun Jerk Seasoning Review

I am a great lover of Jamaican Jerk Chicken and it is one of my husband’s favourite dishes. Recently our usual jerk spice has become impossible to find so I have been on the search for substitutes. I came across this Tropical Sun Jerk Seasoning and decided to give it a try.

 photo jerk_zpsc5bd239d.jpgApparently jerk seasoning was created by the Arawak Indians who were the original natives in Jamaica. The Jamaica Sun jerk seasoning is closely based on the original recipe and I was interested to see how much it would differ from the normal seasoning I use.  The instructions advise that 1 tbsp is used per 500g meat.  It is just meant to be rubbed onto the skin and then the chicken can be barbecued or grilled.

 photo jerk2_zpsc67a0254.jpgFor the best flavour the chicken should be left to marinate overnight. I put the jerk seasoning on both sides of the chicken and grilled it. When it was cooked I served it with rice.

 photo jerk3_zps05c89235.jpgThe seasoning looked pretty much the same as my normal seasoning but when I bit into the chicken I was in for a surprise. This jerk seasoning packs a very fiery punch, it has a really hot taste and it really made my eyes water. Having said that it was nice but next time I use it I will use a lot less. If you are a fan of really spicy food this one is for you, otherwise use it sparingly.

Disclosure: I found this in the supermarket and decided to review it because I felt like it.

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3 Comments

  1. Cheryl February 16, 2013 / 7:03 am

    It’s always hard to know how spicy things are going to turn out when you change brands. Curry sauces are the same – “medium” can be anything from really mild to red hot !

  2. Dragons And Fairy Dust February 16, 2013 / 6:18 pm

    I actually think I would mix it with a bit of lime juice and olive oil next time just to take the edge off

  3. Galina V February 16, 2013 / 7:48 pm

    I’m a lightweight when it comes to hot spices, I like them only in small quantities

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