This is a follow-up post from my Jerk-tofu recipe. If you’ve tried making the jerk-tofu, then now you should have a little pot of left-over marinade sitting waiting to be used!
Now, you don’t have to have made the tofu in order to make this sauce. If you don’t have left-over marinade, you can just add a few more spices/garlic cloves/ ginger chunks to this sauce, and you’ll get pretty much the same effect!
Or, take a look at the marinade recipe, whizz it up and just chuck it straight into the pot!
I honestly don’t know why it’s taken me this long to try my hand at Jamaican cooking. I’ve had several pleads to make this kind of food more often, so I think it’s safe to say it’s a hit!
If you try it, let me know what you think!
Don’t be a Jerk – Try some Jerk sauce! x
Addictive Jerk Sauce
By May 10, 2015Published:
This is a follow-up post from my Jerk-tofu recipe. If you've tried making the jerk-tofu, then now you should have a little pot of …
- 2 Medium Carrots
- 2 Celery Stalks
- 1 large Onion
- 3 Cloves Garlic
- 1 Thumb Fresh Ginger
- 2 tins Tomatoes
- 3 tins Water Use tomato tins to measure water
- 2 tsp Thyme
- 1/2 tsp Allspice
- 1 tbs Tomato Paste
- 2 tsp Agave
- 1 tbs Olive Oil
- 1 batch Jerk Marinade From Jerk Tofu Recipe
- Chop up your carrots, onions and celery, and saute on a medium heat for a few minutes in the olive oil, until the onion starts to turn translucent. Between 2-3 minutes.
- Whilst the veg is sauteing, finely chop your garlic and ginger. Add to the veg and continue to saute for another minute.
- If you're using up the left-over marinade (Or if you've made a batch to add to this sauce) - pop this in the pan now, along with your spices. Turn the heat up a bit, and fry the sauce with the veg. This helps to take the raw "edge" off of the spices! Fry for a minute or two.
- Next, add the tins of tomatoes, the water, tomato paste and agave. Let the sauce simmer until the veg is cooked through, and thickened.
- Taste your sauce - is there enough garlic for your tastes? Enough spices? Is it sweet/salty enough? Season to your tastes! Serve with whatever tastes your fancy! Rice, chips, tofu, seitan.. the choices are endless! Enjoy!