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Recipe: jerk marinade

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Jerk marinade serving suggestion

jerk marinade

This recipe makes about 1 1/4 cups of marinade


  • 1/2 cup red currant jelly
  • 1/2 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup chopped seeded jalapeño peppers
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice


  1. Place jelly in small microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 1 minute or until jelly is melted, stirring once. Add remaining ingredients; mix well. Cool slightly. Reserve 1/3 to 1/2 cup marinade for glaze.
  2. Place beef steak(s) and remaining marinade in food-safe plastic bag; turn steak(s) to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 15 minutes to 2 hours for tender steaks; 6 hours or as long as overnight for less tender steaks, turning occasionally.
  3. Remove steak(s) from bag; discard marinade. Place steak(s) on grid over medium, ash-covered coals or over medium heat on preheated gas grill. Grill according to the chart for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning occasionally. Brush steak(s) with reserved glaze during last 5 minutes of cooking.