Rating: 4.5 stars 4.5
42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 30
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1

As I suspected, the spicy, aromatic marinade worked wonderfully with the lean mild pork. As long as you heed my warnings not to overcook the meat, you and your guests will be very happy with this.

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
35 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
5 hrs
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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  • Cut the tenderloin in half and set the thinner end to the side. Cut the thicker end in half lengthwise. You should have 3 mostly equal pieces.

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  • Combine onion, thyme, vinegar, garlic, habanero peppers, ginger, soy sauce, vegetable oil, brown sugar, allspice, black pepper, cayenne pepper, nutmeg, and cinnamon in a blender. Puree until smooth, stopping to scrape down sides.

  • Pour Jerk marinade into a resealable plastic bag. Add pork tenderloin pieces, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours.

  • Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat, and lightly oil the grate.

  • Grill pork, moving if necessary to avoid overcooking the thin parts of the meat, until dark grill marks appear and they lift easily from the grill, 6 to 7 minutes each side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

Chef's Note:

If you like it spicier, add more habanero peppers. Serve with black beans, rice, and fried plantain chips.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 41g; carbohydrates 5.9g; fat 15.7g; cholesterol 126.6mg; sodium 389.4mg. Full Nutrition
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