Jamaican Jerk Dishes

It's an island breeze to whip up Jamaican jerk, the dry rub that makes every meat the signature spicy, flavorful style of Jamaica. Just five minutes with these jerks and your meat is ready to go.

See Popular Jamaican Jerk Dishes Recipes

Jamaican Jerk Pork Loin

Better Homes and Gardens

Fresh mint and pepper jelly provide the right balance of "cool" and "hot" in this salsa. It's the perfect accent to the jerk-seasoned pork.

Pork Chops with Black Bean Salsa

Heart-Healthy Living

Make a simple bean salsa while the seasoned pork cooks. You'll have a complete meal in minutes.

Caribbean-Style Jerk Rub

Midwest Living

Before grilling, apply this sweet-and-spicy seasoning on pork ribs, dark meat portions of chicken and turkey, or boneless duck breast. Grill over indirect heat.

Spicy Jerk Pork with Fried Rice

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 30 mins

Jerk-Seasoned Pork Roast & Polenta

Family Circle

Jamaica meets Italy in this pork entree. The jerk-marinated pork roast is served with sweet-pepper polenta.

Grilled Jerk Pork Tenderloin with Curried Peaches


The pork tenderloins are marinated in a Caribbean-flavored paste, then grilled to sear with smoky flavor.

Total: 45 mins

Jerk Chicken Salad

Better Homes and Gardens

Jerk rubbed grilled chicken, plantains, sweet pepper strips, and avocado are arranged on torn mixed greens then drizzled with a honey-lime dressing for this Southern-style, high-fiber salad recipe.

Brats with Mango Relish

Better Homes and Gardens

A mango relish recipe makes this traditional barbecue fare extra special. Invite friends over to sample this new taste sensation.

Total: 20 mins

Jerk Burgers with Mango Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

Sweet pepper, ginger and mango flavor add a touch of sweetness to these spicy burgers.

Apricot Chicken Kabobs

Diabetic Living

Apricot spreadable fruit and jerk seasoning team up to give this chicken skewer recipe a tantalizing zing.

Jerk Chicken and Slaw

Better Homes and Gardens
Total: 20 mins

Lime Jerked Pork with Salsa

Better Homes and Gardens

This is not your typical salsa recipe. Banana, raisins, jalapeno pepper, orange juice, and lime juice combine to make this delicious accompaniment to grilled pork.

Jerk-Rubbed London Broil

Family Circle

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Papaya and Pineapple

Diabetic Living

Keep your cool and serve this no-oven-required island-inspired shrimp recipe for lunch or dinner.

Total: 30 mins

Caribbean Smoked Chops

Better Homes and Gardens

The hot and spicy Jamaican jerk spice is both rubbed on the pork chops prior to smoking and mixed in the sauce that is passed with the finished main dish.

Jerk Pork Loin


"Jerk" isn't Jamaican for "as hot as you can stand it." Instead, a jerk paste should be a carefully blended, aromatic melange, as much nose tickle as tongue spike. Here we use that flavorful paste on grilled pork loin. Watch out for that hot chile pepper: wear rubber gloves to protect your skin and touch no one until you've washed up thoroughly. If you have time, marinate the pork the full 24 hours for the best flavor.

Total: 5 hrs 45 mins
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