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1. cooking meat over burning pimento wood
2. more commonly used to refer to spicy seasoned meat that has become a popular Jamaican food
Example: jerk chicken
by hizaguchi April 21, 2005
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jerk jurk –verb (used with object)
1. to preserve meat –adjective
2. being or containing a spicy seasoning mixture flavored with pimento, used esp. in Jamaican cooking: jerk sauce.
3. prepared with jerk flavorings, esp. by barbecuing or grilling: jerk chicken.
Pimento wood is what gives true jerk cooking its unique flavor. The chicken grills on a bed of wet pimento leaves and sticks. The smoking wood infuses the meat, to the bone, with robust flavor. Aromatic with deep citrusy and smoky notes, the wood makes all the difference in the world.
by jerkmaster January 14, 2008
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