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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"The joys of the table belong equally to all ages, conditions, countries and times; they mix with all other pleasures, and remain the last to console us for their loss."
-Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, Gourmond

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There are a lot of dry rubs on the market very similar to this jerk. There’s essentially nothing in them but flavor so you can use almost as much as your spicy palate will allow. Many do have more salt in them than this recipe so check the Nutritional Facts carefully. If you can not find dried chipotle peppers, use 2 teaspoons of dried chipotle powder.

Chipotle Peppers

Chipotles are actually jalapeno chilies that have been smoked and dried. The intense flavor is spicy and has lovely undertones of smoke, chocolate and sweet peppers. If the peppers are not going to cook for very long, I will often soften them by steaming for about ten minutes.

Usually found in specialty markets (and more often now in your corner grocery store), dried chipotles are also sold packed in cans in adobo which is a spicy sauce made of vinegar, dried chili peppers, herbs and spices.


 

Jerk Rub



Servings = 24 | Serving size =1 teaspoon / makes 1/2 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

Keeps very well for months sealed tightly.

1 small dried chipotle
1 Tbsp black peppercorns
1 Tbsp onion powder
2 tsp allspice
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1 Tbsp coriander seeds
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1 Tbsp ground ginger
1 Tbsp thyme
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1 Tbsp light brown sugar
1/2 tsp whole cloves
1 tsp salt

Combine all ingredients in a blender and blend on high speed until all ingredients are powdered.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 teaspoon

Servings = 24

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 8 Calories from Fat 1
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 0g 0%
    Saturated Fat 0g 0%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 98mg 4%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 2%
    Sugars 1g  
Protein 0g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 1%
Calcium 1% Iron 2%
Vitamin K 2 mcg Potassium 22 mg
Magnesium 3 mg