Caribbean-style pork chops marinated overnight in a lemon juice and oil marinade with a variety of spices. Use more cayenne pepper to make it really hot!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
12 hrs 5 mins
total:
12 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine water, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, green onions, oil, salt, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, thyme, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting.

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  • Place pork chops in shallow glass dish. Pour remaining marinade over the meat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 12 hours, but no longer than 24 hours.

  • Preheat grill for medium heat. Place grate 4 to 5 inches above heat source.

  • Oil the grill grate. Arrange chops on grate, and discard marinade. Cover grill, and cook chops for 10 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

235 calories; protein 31.4g 63% DV; carbohydrates 5g 2% DV; fat 9.3g 14% DV; cholesterol 81.4mg 27% DV; sodium 343.2mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good recipe! After trying this the first time I doubled the cayenne pepper for a really good approximation of Jamaican jerk spices. (But I would recommend trying the recipe as written before adjusting the pepper.) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was just ok. I didn't really find it spicy at all and the cinnamon & sugar were a little overpowering. Next time I will reduce the sugar eliminate the cinnamon (but keep the all spice) and increase the cayenne pepper. Read More
(11)
104 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 41
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good recipe! After trying this the first time I doubled the cayenne pepper for a really good approximation of Jamaican jerk spices. (But I would recommend trying the recipe as written before adjusting the pepper.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Very good recipe but if you want a hotter kick add habanero peppers. One diced pepper will make it hot so the more you add the hotter it gets. I will definitely make it again. Read More
(32)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
This marinade has a wonderful flavor BUT is not hot enough to be considered "jerk" (well at least for our gang). I brought it to a bbq & everyone loved the chops even my husband who is not really a "marinade guy" because they were very tender. Even though I doubled the cayenne it still wasn't close to hot I'll add some red pepper flakes or a jalepeno next time but they really were yummy and there will be a next time! Thanks Marvin! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2005
I read some of the reviews before making this recipe. I took everyone's suggestion and tripled the amount of red pepper. It was really good my fiance and I both loved it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/14/2007
While not "jerk" this pork was lovely! I marinaded it for almost 24 hours. This left it extremely the moist (one of the most flavorful chops I've had). The cinnamon was the most prevalent flavor which left it with warm undertones. If you like it spicy add more cayenne. We served this with the Caribbean Sweet Potato Salad from this site and the combo was perfect. THANK YOU so much for this dinner. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/03/2004
Love it! It has to be grilled (be it BBQ grill or with a pan grill.) Pick a thick piece of pork don't try to skimp and get the thin slices because you just don't get the flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very good. I also doubled the cayenne pepper. I served it for Sunday dinner and everyone loved it. A definite keeper!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2010
This is an excellent marinade. I am making pork kebobs on the grill instead of chops. Read More
(11)
Rating: 3 stars
01/25/2004
This was just ok. I didn't really find it spicy at all and the cinnamon & sugar were a little overpowering. Next time I will reduce the sugar eliminate the cinnamon (but keep the all spice) and increase the cayenne pepper. Read More
(11)
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