Homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce

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Deliciously spiced and seriously spicy…

Jamaican jerk sauce is not for the timid, that’s for sure. No sauce that starts with a half dozen Scotch bonnet peppers is one to take lightly. But that’s of course why we love it so much. It’s spicy, but also deliciously spiced – with the likes of allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon in the mix. It’s a delicious marinade for chicken, beef, and pork.

If you can’t get your hands on Scotch bonnets, choose habanero peppers instead. They’re a close cousin that brings the same heat, just not quite the tropical fruitiness. 

Homemade Jamaican Jerk Sauce

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Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins



  • Place all ingredients in a blender or food processor and blend smooth. Refrigerate until use.
  • Marinade meats at least two hours with this sauce, but preferably 6 to 8 hours (overnight).


No Scotch bonnet peppers available? Opt for habaneros instead. They have the same high heat with slightly less fruitiness.
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Matt Bray

Matt Bray

Chief Chilihead at Cindermint
Founder of PepperScale and Cindermint LLC. Sucker for a good scotch bonnet. Spicy food super-fan. Current fiery fascination: Datil hot sauces.


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