Jerk BBQ Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s

Day 6 of our Week of Wings features a Caribbean Jerk BBQ sauce from Hoboken Eddies.

Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddie’s Jamican Jerk BBQ Sauce

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Week of Wings 5 – Day 6. I love jerk seasonings and jerk sauces, and so I usually include them in our Week of Wings series. This one is a little different in that it’s not your typical jerk sauce. Hoboken Eddie’s Jamaican Jerk BBQ is more of a thick, barbecue style sauce with jerk overtones. It made some hot, spicy wings.

Preparation: Deep fried. We did our usual 3 step cook – baked at 350º for 40 minutes (turning once half-way through), deep fried at 350 – 375º for 2 – 3 minutes, then tossed in the sauce. See our Wings 101 post for more info.

Ingredients: relish, apricot jam, jalapeño peppers, ketchup, hot sauce, vinegar, brown sugar, molasses, chopped cherry peppers, worcestershire sauce, tomato paste, ginger, water, liquid smoke, allspice, cinnamon, curry powder, chives.

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Texture and Appearance: Dark reddish brown in color, this jerk bbq sauce is very thick and super chunky, thanks to the first ingredient of relish.
It coated our wings well, and the bits of relish and peppers added some nice texture. Beautiful.

Taste straight up: First up, you know you’re eating a smoky tomatoey BBQ sauce. A fruity sweetness and spice are next, with some considerable heat coming in last.
It’s a pleasant taste overall, and the tiny chunks add to the mouth feel. Sweet and spicy.

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Taste on wings: Sweet and flavorful, this sauce is hard to characterize. The Jamaican Jerk BBQ influence is there, but in a light-weight amount. Ginger, cinnamon and garlic play a big role in that.

Marilyn tasted a heavy roasted veggies profile that she found delicious. Also, she is not a fan of jerk sauces, but thoroughly enjoyed this sauce on our wings, and looks forward to trying it on some ribs.

I find it very fruity, without being too sweet – a nice complex balance of flavors. I think of it as “Americanized Jerk”, as it really is a BBQ sauce first. And the smokiness was muted in the end. Very unique.

Heat Level: Rated 2 out of 5 Stars – I know we’re only talking about jalapeños and cherry peppers here, but this sauce brings on a good amount of heat. Our lips were tingling, and the burn fills the mouth and throat. It’s not exactly short-lived either. Warm.

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Overall rating: Rated 3.5 out of 5 Stars – Our most unusual wings of the series this week. Jamaican Jerk BBQ Sauce from Hoboken Eddie’s is a fantastic sauce with so many possibilities, from burgers, to ribs, to pork and chicken.

I don’t want to forget to mention the awesome 14 ounce “flask” bottle is a hefty and attractive package.

Disclaimer: We received this product courtesy of the manufacturer for review.

About Hoboken Eddies

Chef Edmund Patrick “Hoboken Eddie” McCarthy starts with the highest quality ingredients and then mixes them with a secret array of herbs and spices to conjure-up his tastebud tantalizing sauces.never thickened with cornstarch or xathum gum,you can taste the difference, There are no animal products, fats, or oils.

At last check, Hoboken Eddie has a line-up of 17 different and unique sauces ranging from BBQs to hot sauces; from mustards to chutneys, and some sauces that defy categorization.

Visit to check out his awesome line of products.

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More Week of Wings 5

Week of Wings 5 – Day 1: Patter Fam Sauces Sissy Sally Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 2: Datil Pepper BBQ Rubbed Wings
Week of Wings 5 – Day 3: Spicey Rooster Buffalo Wing Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 4: Sweet Baby Rays 3 Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 5: Crystal and Louisiana Brand Wing Sauces
Week of Wings 5 – Day 6: Jerk Wings with Hoboken Eddies Jamaican BBQ Sauce
Week of Wings 5 – Day 7: Seven wing recipes to try this year

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  1. Like the idea behind the BBQ with Jerk…need to give this sauce a try.

    I’m planning to make your Sriracha Cilantro sauce for wings on Super Bowl Sunday. Go Broncos!

  2. This sauce was a delightful surprise. Normally when Brian says “jerk sauce”, I do not respond kindly, as I find the heavy hand that most manufacturers use of the allspice is just too overpowering. This sauce, however, hit a perfect balance of sweet BBQ with jerk undertones. I loved this sauce!

  3. Hi Brian

    This is the first one I received this week from you. Also, I still want to forward some of your recipes to my daughter in France, but I only email them.


    Tom Clay

  4. Jeanne O'Donnell says

    I really enjoy trying new types of BBQ & marinade. I found out @ “Hoboken Eddies” & being from the area, I had to try. I was not disappointed. Very versatile on Steak, Burgers, Chicken & Pork. I’ve yet to try Fish. Spicy, but not overwhelming. I recommend trying a few different flavors until you hit the one that you’re most comfortable with.

  5. Not sure what happened to Hoboken Eddy’s sauces. The is no consistency in the flavor anymore. I am no longer buying his products.