Jamaican Jerk Tri-tip is a delicious and easy meal to make! I like to cook it on the grill but you can also cook it in the oven or in a smoker! You can also use any kind of meat you would like with this gluten-free Jamaican jerk seasoning. Some of our favorites are chicken, pork, shrimp, and fish! But today, we are going to focus on the gluten-free Jamaican Jerk Tri-tip!
Original Post was written 09/05/2013 and updated 1/24/22.
WHAT IS JAMAICAN JERK SEASONING?
This is what I found from Wikipedia:
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.
Historians believe that jerking originated with the Amerindians in Jamaica from the Arawak and Taíno tribes who intermingled with the Maroons.
The smoky taste of jerked meat is achieved using various cooking methods, including modern wood-burning ovens. The meat is normally chicken or pork, and the main ingredients of the spicy jerk marinade sauce are allspice and Scotch bonnet peppers. Jerk cooking is popular in Caribbean and West Indian diaspora communities throughout North America and Western Europe.
WHAT INGREDIENTS DO I NEED TO MAKE JAMAICAN JERK SEASONING?JERK SEASONING:
red pepper flakes
cayenne- more or less to desired heat.
HOW DO I COOK THE JAMAICAN JERK TRI TIP ON THE GRILL?
Place all ingredients in a bowl and mix together. I use about a teaspoon of each ingredient depending on how much meat I am going to be using it on. I save the extra seasoning in a baggie for next time if there is leftover seasoning.
Mix all ingredients and rub on all surfaces of the meat. Let meat rest at room temp for 15 min before grilling. Sear the meat on a higher temperature grill to create a nice crust. This usually takes about 6 minutes per side. I watch it carefully to avoid burning it.
Turn down the temp and cook your tri-tip until medium to medium rare(or however done you like your meat).
This is usually about 8-10 minutes per side on the lower temperature.
I check it with a meat thermometer to make sure I don’t overcook it. (135 is medium-rare) Let it rest for about 10 minutes before slicing against the grain of the meat. Serve immediately.
HOW DO I COOK THE TRI-TIP IN THE OVEN?
Follow the above directions to make the seasoning and rub it on the tri-tip. To cook your tri-tip in the oven, use a large, oven-safe pan that your tri-tip will fit into. Put the pan on the stove with a drizzle of olive oil inside. Sear the tri-tip on both sides to give it a nice crust.
Take the pan off of the heat and put it into a 350-degree oven. Cook it until a meat thermometer reaches the desired doneness. 130 degrees is medium-rare. The tri-tip will cook on average at 10 minutes per pound.
HOW DO I SMOKE THE GLUTEN-FREE JAMAICAN JERK TRI-TIP?
Follow the above instructions on how to make the seasoning and rub it on the tri-tip. Turn your smoker on to 225 degrees F. Smoke the tri-tip until it hits an internal temperature of 135 degrees for medium-rare. Generally, it takes about 30 minutes per pound. A 2-pound tri-tip would need to smoke for about an hour. I love the extra smokey flavor cooking it this way adds. Now I’m drooling!
IF YOU LIKE THIS RECIPE, YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE:
Gluten Free Coffee Rubbed Tri Tip– an alternative way to make your tri-tip.
Smoked Tri Tip with Chimichurri Sauce– another way to make your tri-tip.
Easy Gluten Free Shrimp Ceviche– an appetizer to pair with your food.
Here's the recipe:
I hope you love this gluten-free Jamaican Jerk tri-tip recipe!
As Always, Best Wishes for gluten-free dishes!
I am so glad you are here!