• Jerk Pork

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    Jerk Pork
    Prep: 15 min Cook: 20 min Servings: 6
    by Andrew
    2 recipes
    This dish is best prepared on a grill with the tenderloin served with a pink center.


    • 2.5 lbs pork tenderloin
    • 6-8 green onions
    • 1 habanero chile without seeds (or 3 serrano with seeds)
    • 2 Tbs allspice
    • 2 Tbs lime juice
    • 2 Tbs soy sauce
    • 3 garlic cloves
    • 2 Tbs fresh ginger
    • 2 tsp salt
    • 1 tsp sugar (or more for a sweet jerk)
    • 1 tsp pepper
    • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
    • 3 tsp vegetable oil


    1. Add garlic cloves to food processor. Pulse until rough chopped.
    2. Add green onions, ginger, and habanero. Pulse until well chopped.
    3. Add lime, soy, allspice, salt, sugar, pepper, cinnamon, nutmeg, and oil. Run processor until pureed.
    4. Recite secret Jamaican Jerk incantation while transferring marinade to a ziploc bag and adding the tenderloin. Marinate for 8 hours.
    5. Grill pork on all sides until pork has a pink center.

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    • Nancy Miyasaki
      Nancy Miyasaki
      We had this tonight. It was delicious. The flavor is really infused the pork beautifully. We served it with a mixture of brown/white rice cooked in chicken broth and mixed with black beans. It was a great combination. A cuban style feast.
      If you are serving to people with mild taste buds, try using just 1-2 serrano peppers. With 3 it is quite spicy. Cook a portion of the tenderloin with no serranos for the kids.
      • Michele Grason
        Michele Grason
        This is so delicious! Nancy is right, it is a little spicy for kids (my kids are not as adventurous as hers are so I always have to make two versions of every dinner) but my husband and I really loved the intense flavors - the cloves and the ginger and the nutmeg and the chiles it was so unique but a great combination of flavors. I will definitely be making this again.


        • Andrew
          Additional tips:

          For sweeter flavor add some orange juice and substitute brown sugar.
          For some savory twists try substituting a milder, more flavorful pepper and add chili paste to compensate.
          In either case you can go gung-ho and grind it up in the mortar and pestle!
          • Nina
            We love spicy food in my family definitely going to try.
            • Mihir Shah
              Mihir Shah
              I'll eat anything that goes with a chilled Yoo-hoo! Right on, Drew. Thanks for sharing.

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