Wet Jerk Rub

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Wet Jerk Rub

Wet Jerk Rub


  • 1/2 cup fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 bunches about 15 green onions, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup ginger root finely diced
  • 3 Scotch bonnet peppers stemmed and finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup peanut oil
  • 5 garlic cloves chopped
  • 3 freshly ground bay leaves
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 t


  • Combine all the ingredients into a thick, chunky paste. The mixture will keep in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator for several months.

    Most Jamaicans grind their spices by hand in a mortar and pestle. The whole spices tend to retain more aromatic oils in them and therefore more of a natural pungency. To save time, you can pulverize the spices in a spice grinder or coffee mill, and then add them to the other ingredients.

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