We have tried many different jerk spice recipes and could never get that same Island flavor of jerk grouper. We heard about Walkerswood jerk paste but resisted we wanted to make our own. We finally gave this a try. For this post we used Tilapia fish.
We first took a couple of spoons full of walkerswood in a bowl then we added lemon juice and olive oil. When then coated the fish lightly and placed them in the fridge for about an hour.
Now off to the smoker. We fired up the smoker using competition kingsford and a mixture of oak and cherry wood chunks for flavor. As we were cleaning off the grill from the last cook our neighbor said it sure smelled good. We hated to tell him we had nothing cooking so I said thanks stop by later when things get done. Once the smoker got to about 300 when fish went on about 10 mn first side
We then flipped the fish over and cooked for 5min on the flip side.
Before the fish went on we put a small hand full of allspice berries directly in the fire.The combo of oak,cherry and allspice berries filled the air. It wasn’t the grouper that we had on the Island but the flavor was the closest to jerk fish that we have tasted or made.