This Jamaican Jerk jackfruit with Rice and Peas is the perfect version of this traditional dish. The jerk marinade has a spicy kick to it, while the rice and peas have a filling but also cooling flavour from the coconut milk. The jackfruit has a stringy ‘meaty’ texture, and the dish as a whole makes for great party food.
- Tip: Make-Ahead: You can marinate (steps 1 & 2) the jackfruit in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
1. Add Dry Jerk
Clean the jackfruit and apply the dry seasoning to the jackfruit.
2. Add Wet Jerk
Apply the wet marinade to the jackfruit and let it soak for at least 1 hour.
3. Add Jerk Sauce
Grill the jackfruit over a medium-hot fire, turning occasionally, until well-browned and cooked through 10 to 20 minutes. (cover the grill for a smokier flavour). Transfer the jackfruit to a platter and serve it with the 123Jerk! Sauce. The Jerk sauce is great for dipping jackfruit. You can also use the Jerk sauce to make a delicious gravy.