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Seeking good jerk spice

LovesToEat Aug 7, 2008 07:53 AM

Can anyone recommend a good jerk spice and where I can pick it up, preferably in the West end (Bloor West/Etobicoke)?


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  1. JonasBrand RE: LovesToEat Aug 7, 2008 08:50 AM

    For the best jerk in Toronto... head to Rap's on the south side of Eglington just west of The Allen. Ask nicely and they might sell you some marinade / rub. Or save yourself the trouble and just buy a jerk chicken to go right out of the smoking steel drum (in the early evening)!

    1. Recyclor RE: LovesToEat Aug 7, 2008 08:51 AM

      The best I've had have been home made versions from Jamaica, but for bottled ones I quite like Walkerswood or Grace brand, both come in simillar jars as thick pastes...easy to find, I know Price Chopper or No Frills will have at least one of these options...

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        finelydiced RE: Recyclor Aug 7, 2008 09:47 AM

        I have to second that. I made jerk pork on the weekend using Walkerswood and while nothing competes with homemade jerk, for a bottled product the results were fantastic.

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          mariecollins RE: finelydiced Aug 7, 2008 12:56 PM

          I'll third Walkerswood.

      2. sweetie RE: LovesToEat Aug 8, 2008 10:34 AM

        I like Walkerswood as well. You can really smell the allspice. My family is not too big on the spicyness of the Walkerswood though. So I cut it with PC memories of Mo' bay

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