Jack's Blend announces 5 New Flavors to the 2021 lineup of Jack's Blend Rubs and Seasonings! They will be available this year wherever Jack's Blend products are sold. (Speaking of which, we are in the process of getting licensed to sell online and in retail and hope to have an announcement on that in the next month or 2.)
Jamaican jerked meats...one of the best grilled meats you will ever eat!
In 2006 I went on my second ever cruise. It was in celebration of my parent's 55th anniversary and our family headed south to the Caribbean for a week. I had always wanted to try authentic Jamaican Jerk, so after a zip line excursion I convinced my wife Tracy and brother Bob we absolutely had to find THE best jerk joint in Jamaica. The taxi driver responded to my question with, "Eff yuh wa di best jerk food inna Ocho Rios yuh muss guh a Jerk Centre." So we went...and we ate...and it was AMAZING!
So, when creating this Jamaican Jerk recipe, it was critical to get as authentic, as close to what we had tasted there. Once you have the correct season and/or marinade, fire up the charcoal, select your favorite meat(s), grill and serve! (Look to a future blog post on the jerk process)
Jack’s Blend’s Original Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and Rub is an authentic Caribbean recipe using traditional ingredients to add a Jamaican Jerk flavor and kick to chicken, lamb, pork, fish and vegetable dishes. Works wonders as a marinade or sauce when blended with oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice and green onions. Best when meat marinates overnight for added flavor. FABULOUS sprinkled on pizza! Add to mayonnaise to spice up burgers.
Can you handle hot? Really hot? This is the HOT version of Jack’s Blend’s Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and Rub. Scotch Bonnet pepper powder is in the original recipe, it's just cranked up in this HOT version!!
Jack’s Blend’s HOT Jamaican Jerk Seasoning and Rub is an authentic Caribbean recipe using traditional ingredients to add a Jamaican Jerk flavor and kick to chicken, lamb, pork, fish and vegetable dishes. Works wonders as a marinade or sauce when blended with oil, soy sauce, vinegar, lime juice and green onions. Best when meat marinates overnight for added flavor. FABULOUS sprinkled on pizza! Add to mayonnaise to spice up burgers.
Jack’s Blend Ancho Chili Coffee Rub blends 2 great flavors into one awesome seasoning. Coffee beans roasted dark and ground fine, and Ancho chili powder add a delightful, savory-smoky flavor profile to foods. Use as a RUB on ribs, pork butt and brisket or a SEASONING by sprinkling on steaks, burgers, chicken, lamb or other meat on the grill. For more intense flavor, season meat 60 minutes before grilling or marinate in the fridge overnight.
Jack’s Blend Lemon Pepper Garlic adds a burst of fresh, zesty lemon-pepper flavor to chicken, fish, seafood and vegetables. Mix Jack’s Blend LPG 1:1 with your favorite oil for a great marinade… add your favorite fresh herbs to amp up the marinade. Shake Jack’s Blend LPG on green beans, broccoli, Brussel sprouts and other vegetables. Great blended with oil and vinegar or sprinkled directly on salads to add a fresh lemon pepper flavor!
Jack’s Blend Coarse Kosher Salt is perfect for dry brining meat. This process tenderizes and enhances the flavor of meat. While seasonings stay on the surface of the meat salt penetrates meat, denatures (softens) the meat proteins and allows it to retain more moisture. Kosher salt has coarse grains, no iodine (adds bitterness) and weighs less by volume than table salt. Dry Brine Recipe: Sprinkle ½ Tsp Jack’s Blend Coarse Kosher Salt per pound of meat, allow to set 1-2 hours, up to 24 hours for thicker, larger cuts.
During the research and creation process of Jack's Blend Jamaican Jerk and Jamaican Jerk HOT recipes I contacted a popular Jamaican YouTube vlogger by the name of Yardie Belly. He and his wife have been creating YouTube content for years. Their main focus is Jamaican foods and recipes, amongst other things.
I contacted Yardie and asked questions about authentic Jamaican recipes. In my recipe search I was seeing so much stuff on the web promoted as authentic Jamaican, but looked to be Americanized versions dumbed down to the contents of most people's spice cabinets.
Yardie was very helpful and I asked if I could send him my final products when ready. He said he'd love that and he would even use them in his videos in the future. Well, here is the first one with more to come soon!