Jamaican Jerk Rub
- In a small mixing bowl stir together the sugar, onion powder, thyme, allspice, black pepper, red pepper, salt, nutmeg, and cloves.
- Transfer mixture to a small airtight container or bag. To use, sprinkle mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers. Store at room temperature for up to 6 months. Makes about 1/2 cup seasoning.
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To Present This Gift...
Wash and dry the shaker. Avoid touching the areas to be painted. With a paint marker, draw a zigzag line around the edge of the jar lid, adding dots as desired. Add another line in a contrasting color. Let dry. Include preparation directions, below, with gift.
For the tag, cut a small square from corrugated paper. Cut a smaller square from white card stock. Glue the white square in the center of the corrugated paper square. Let glue dry. Punch a hole in one corner. Thread cord through hole and tie onto shaker handle.
Also try this...
Glue brightly colored buttons on the edge of the lid using a hot-glue gun and glue sticks.
To present this gift you will need:
Plastic shaker jar with plastic cap, paint markers in desired colors, scissors, corrugated paper, white card stock, glue stick, paper punch, and cord.
To use, sprinkle some of the mixture evenly over chicken and rub in with your fingers before grilling.