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churrodog
10-14-2015, 01:46 PM
A few weeks ago I realized that short of some cheap marinades and maybe some bad restaurant chicken that I had never experienced the taste of jerked meat before, so when I stumbled across a couple of local spice places I picked up some jerk seasonings and Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk that I hoped would point me in the right direction.


Rubbed a combination of olive oil and lime juice over some thick pork chops and then sprinkled on the jerk pork seasoning. This stuff smells seriously amazing and they have a separate jar meant for chicken and fish that has a different color and looks like it has less paprika.


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2924_zpshls2ab0v.jpg


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2922_zpsfi0ijuwm.jpg


Once it set a little I rubbed it in generously on both sides.


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2932_zps1jkngwl5.jpg


Direct over lump at 350-375.


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2936_zps8eatt6nd.jpg


Pineapples dusted with Dizzy Pig Jamaican Firewalk dripping on the chops.


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2933_zpsut7bqikh.jpg


Everything turned out fantastic. Juiciest pork chop I have made yet and the pineapples turned out to have a nice heat to compliment the jerk seasonings. I had always thought jerk was spicy to begin with but this turned out pretty mild, which worked out with the spicy pineapple. The wife whipped up a sour cream and lime combination which was a great dipping sauce too.


http://i284.photobucket.com/albums/ll35/weallcarumba/Jerk%20Pork%20Chops/DPP_2950_zpsqk2oepoi.jpg



So, brethren... is this how you jerk it? :loco:

Yendor
10-14-2015, 01:56 PM
This is how I jerk it...we just made some of this a couple weeks ago, I have some in the fridge and am going to marinate some wings this weekend. This is spicy, but we love some thighs marinated overnight then on the grill. We then add this to a salad with some mango on the side. Tasty.

http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/food_and_drink/jerk_chicken.htm

Ron_L
10-14-2015, 02:00 PM
Looks good!

True Jamaican jerk is a paste or marinade, not a rub. Brother Phrasty from Jamaica has posted a couple of jerk recipes. This one is excellent...

Jerk marinade:
1 bunch of escallion
1 large onion
1 fat sprig of fresh thyme
2 Scotch bonnet peppers
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whole pimento berries
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
juice of 2 fat limes


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105419

Fwismoker
10-14-2015, 02:05 PM
I like Island Spice rubs from Jamaica...they also have marinades etc...

The chops look great!

churrodog
10-14-2015, 02:08 PM
Looks good!

True Jamaican jerk is a paste or marinade, not a rub. Brother Phrasty from Jamaica has posted a couple of jerk recipes. This one is excellent...



I had figured it was traditionally more of a paste but wanted to try this since I had picked it up and make sure it was something that Mrs. Churrodog would enjoy as well. Will definitely put in a little more work next time to make up something custom. :thumb:

churrodog
10-14-2015, 02:08 PM
This is how I jerk it...we just made some of this a couple weeks ago, I have some in the fridge and am going to marinate some wings this weekend. This is spicy, but we love some thighs marinated overnight then on the grill. We then add this to a salad with some mango on the side. Tasty.

http://www.jamaicatravelandculture.com/food_and_drink/jerk_chicken.htm

Looks awesome, might have to make some wings soon too. Thanks for the link.

Shagdog
10-14-2015, 02:10 PM
This is how I jerk it (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=206460)

Those chops look great, btw!

cowgirl
10-14-2015, 02:11 PM
Looks fantastic!

churrodog
10-14-2015, 02:12 PM
I like Island Spice rubs from Jamaica...they also have marinades etc...

The chops look great!

A couple of your recent posts are what prompted wanting to see what jerk spices are all about. :thumb:

churrodog
10-14-2015, 02:16 PM
This is how I jerk it (http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=206460)

Those chops look great, btw!

Now that is impressive. All of your cooks look like TD entries. :thumb:

Shagdog
10-14-2015, 02:18 PM
It probably was :laugh:

Thanks!

Jeff H
10-14-2015, 02:25 PM
Looks good!

True Jamaican jerk is a paste or marinade, not a rub. Brother Phrasty from Jamaica has posted a couple of jerk recipes. This one is excellent...

Jerk marinade:
1 bunch of escallion
1 large onion
1 fat sprig of fresh thyme
2 Scotch bonnet peppers
1 tbsp kosher salt
1 tbsp brown sugar
1 tbsp whole pimento berries
1 tsp grated nutmeg
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp olive oil
juice of 2 fat limes


http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=105419

Similar to my jerk marinade. The essentials seem to be escallions, pimento berries (all spice), and Scotch bonnets. Everything else seems to vary from chef to chef.

One thing I never see mentioned is that real jerk is always cooked over green pimento wood. That isn't really anything that is normally available for the home chef though .


http://www.seriouseats.com/images/2012/12/20121202-jerk-grilling.JPGhttp://cooklikeajamaican.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Scotchie-3.png

nsbbqguy
10-14-2015, 02:46 PM
Looks so good!

Stingerhook
10-14-2015, 06:13 PM
Here is one I have used:
Marinade
2t ground pimento
1/2t grated nutmeg
1/2t mace
1t salt
1t sugar
1t thyme
1t black pepper
1 1/2 cups scallion
2 onions
2 scotch bonnet peppers
2T cooking oil
All into the blender and onto the meat overnight
All thanks to my wife who grew up north of Kingston.

Cibelo
10-15-2015, 08:40 AM
From Amazonhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IPDHIvrlL.AA500_PIbundle-4,TopRight,0,0_AA500_SH20_.jpg

NCGrimbo
10-15-2015, 08:47 AM
http://scene7.targetimg1.com/is/image/Target/13391903?wid=480&hei=480

KC Smoke
10-15-2015, 10:42 AM
Hey Jeff H. Are those pictures from Scotchies by chance? Man I loved that place. Jamaican BBQ.

garyk1398
10-15-2015, 12:53 PM
Looks tasty to me no matter what spice, rub or jerk is on it!

LYU370
10-15-2015, 04:54 PM
From Amazonhttp://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41IPDHIvrlL.AA500_PIbundle-4,TopRight,0,0_AA500_SH20_.jpg

If you don't make your own, it's the next best thing. Busha Browne's is pretty good too though not as spicy.

Happy Hapgood
10-15-2015, 05:11 PM
Whatever you call it, it looks Great! That Penzeys is some good stuff too!

JDM46
10-15-2015, 06:48 PM
Agree with Cibleo.
Walkerswood is Killer.

lantern
10-15-2015, 08:02 PM
I am NEVER without Walkerswood or Grace jerk pastes in my home.



How funny that this popped up. I ate jerk pork for breakfast this morning. I can't get enough! Your chops look fantastic!

Phrasty
10-21-2015, 11:09 AM
Similar to my jerk marinade. The essentials seem to be escallions, pimento berries (all spice), and Scotch bonnets. Everything else seems to vary from chef to chef.

One thing I never see mentioned is that real jerk is always cooked over green pimento wood. That isn't really anything that is normally available for the home chef though .


http://www.seriouseats.com/images/2012/12/20121202-jerk-grilling.JPGhttp://cooklikeajamaican.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Scotchie-3.png

This is actually a major misconception about jerk. The wood used is never pimento, it's a wood called sweetwood which is far more abundant, contains more moisture and steams/flavors the meat in the process. personally I may use pimento to smoke jerk pork at times but it can easily become very overwhelming. :thumb:

Cheers

Melissaredhead
10-21-2015, 11:13 AM
Dinner and dessert!
Beautiful Jerk!

Woody Butthrie
10-21-2015, 11:33 AM
I keep Walkerswood too. I find it at the local international market.

lantern
10-22-2015, 04:33 AM
This is actually a major misconception about jerk. The wood used is never pimento, it's a wood called sweetwood which is far more abundant, contains more moisture and steams/flavors the meat in the process. personally I may use pimento to smoke jerk pork at times but it can easily become very overwhelming. :thumb:

Cheers

BOOM! I just got learned!:thumb:

Thanks brother Phrasty.