The Jerk Shack At Sandals Resorts Is The Perfect Lunch Spot

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When we returned to Sandals Royal Caribbean in Jamaica for our Retie the Knot ceremony, one of the places we had to visit was the Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts. When we first visited the resort back in 1997 (yes, well over 20 years ago) we did not discover the deliciousness that was jerk chicken until the day we left.

We had no idea what we were missing, and we have been longing for it ever since we left our honeymoon. We had always talked about going back to Sandals Resorts for our 20th anniversary, and we are so glad we did. We had to enjoy the Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts the second day we were there.

Common FAQ’s About Jerk Seasoning

What Exactly Is Jerk?

Jerk is a style of cooking native to Jamaica, in which meat is dry-rubbed or wet marinated with a hot spice mixture called Jamaican jerk spice. … The meat is normally, but not limited to, chicken or pork, and the main ingredients of the spicy jerk marinade sauce are allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers.

Yeah, the written description just does not do jerk recipes justice. Granted, I already love any chicken recipe, but this is beyond that. It is a taste sensation that gives you a true taste of island cuisine.

What Is The Main Flavor Of Jerk Seasoning?

Known for its distinctive flavor profile, Jamaican Jerk is made from spices indigenous to the island. A combination of spicy Scotch bonnet chiles (or habanero chilies) and aromatic, complex, sweet yet smoky, earthy notes are added to this dish along with thyme, ginger, garlic, cinnamon, and nutmeg.

Is Jerk Seasoning Sweet Or Spicy?

Jerk is a spicy dish that originates from Jamaica but is common throughout the Caribbean. Jerk describes a style of cooking in which chicken is the primary ingredient; other ingredients can include beef, pork, goat, boar, seafood, or vegetables.

Is Jerk Seasoning Very Hot?

As far as Jerk Seasoning is concerned, it is meant to be spicy, as it replicates the Scotch bonnet pepper used in authentic versions, which is believed to be one of the hottest peppers in the world.

What’s The Difference Between Caribbean Jerk and Jamaican Jerk?

Nothing! The name is interchangeable and contains the same seasoning blend.

Sample Lunch At The Jerk Shack At Sandals Resorts

Doesn’t this look delicious? The sauce I had with my chicken is mild, and let me tell you, it was SPICY! The do have a hellfire version of it, but I was not brave enough to try it. Let me know if you do!

Jerk Chicken at the Jerk Shack Sandals Resorts

The dipping sauce on the side is perfect for the hard dough bread. Did I mention that you should be enjoying this with a Rum Runner? If rum isn’t your thing, make sure you try a Purple Rain, it is my husband’s favorite. Or my second favorite, a Dirty Banana.

The Menu At The Jerk Shack

If you are not much of a chicken eater, the Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts has other options as well. Here is an example of their menu:

Jerk Shack Sandals Resorts Menu

I have recently fallen in love with the sausage at the Jerk Shack and enjoyed it at our recent trip to Sandals Royal Barbados.

Jerk Sausage Sandals Resorts Jerk Shack

Hubs stuck with the jerk chicken, and it was simply amazing!

Mild Jerk Shack Sandals Resorts

The only thing I have not tried yet is the fish in foil. I think I am going to remedy that during our upcoming trip to Sandals Dunn’s River. A new resort, a first-time butler stay, so let’s do something new with lunch.

Which Sandals Resorts Feature The Jerk Shack?

The only sad thing about Sandals Resorts is that not every location has a Jerk Shack, which is a sad thought. However, I am sure it is something they are working on in future renovations. At least, I hope so!

The following resorts in Jamaica offer the Jerk Shack:

  • Sandals Royal Caribbean
  • Sandals Montego Bay
  • Sandals South Coast
  • Sandals Ochi
  • Sandals Dunn’s River (newly opened)

The Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts is also available in the Bahamas at Sandals Emerald Bay, in Saint Lucia at Grande St. Lucia, and at the Royal Barbados in Barbados.

Can’t Get To The Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts? Why Not Try These Recipes To Make It At Home

Do I have you hungry for jerk anything, but you aren’t able to travel to Sandals Resorts? Never fear! Here are some recipes you can make in your own kitchen and have a similar island dining experience.

  1. Here is one easy jerk chicken recipe that you can try.
  2. You can’t make the best jerk chicken recipe without the perfect jerk seasoning. Try this recipe for 5-Minute Jerk Seasoning.
  3. A great seafood alternative would be these amazing Grilled Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Skewers.
  4. And this is what you need to know to make your own Jamaican Jerk Sauce.
  5. And you absolutely cannot go wrong with this recipe for Jamaican Jerk Salmon. What a cool twist to jerk seasoning recipes.

The BEST Drink Recipes To Go With Jerk Chicken

Now that your mouth is on fire from all the amazing jerk seasoning recipes, why not quench your thirst with an island cocktail. Here are just a few that pair perfectly with these recipes.

I hope you enjoyed seeing why you need to visit the Jerk Shack at Sandals Resorts. Tasty, full of flavor, and everything that is island cooking. Happy eating!!

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