Jerk spice mix
- Toast the whole spices in a small pan until they are aromatic and have turned a shade or two darker. Don't be tempted to skip this stage, as it really enhances the flavours.
- Tip into a spice grinder (or use a pestle and mortar), then add the ready-ground spices and dried herbs if required, and crush to a fine powder. Store in a sealed jar for up to six months.
Caribbean recipe for 4 – 8 people, takes only 20 mins; recipe has ground cinnamon, black peppercorn, thyme, allspice, cayenne pepper and nutmeg.