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.
Apparently 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.
The 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.