No outdoor grill needed for these Jamaican-inspired jerk pork skewers! They cook up quickly in your air fryer while you whip up a mango and black bean salsa to serve on the side. Seasoning recipe makes about 1/2 cup and can be stored at room temperature for up to 6 months.


Recipe Summary

30 mins
10 mins
40 mins
4 servings


Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Jamaican Jerk Seasoning:


Instructions Checklist
  • Stir sugar, onion powder, thyme, allspice, black pepper, cayenne pepper, salt, nutmeg, and cloves together in a small bowl for seasoning mix. Transfer rub to a small airtight container, reserving 1 tablespoon in a bowl for pork. Add coconut to the remaining 1 tablespoon seasoning; stir to combine.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  • Thread pork chunks onto the skewers. Brush pork with oil, sprinkle all sides with seasoning mixture, and place in the air fryer basket.

  • Cook in the preheated air fryer until an instant read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the meat reads 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, mash 1/3 of the mango in a medium bowl. Stir in remaining chopped mango, black beans, red onion, lime juice, honey, cilantro, salt, and pepper. Serve salsa alongside pork skewers.

Cook's Note:

You can use paprika in place of cayenne pepper for the seasoning mix. You can also use a store-bought jerk seasoning instead of making your own.

Editor's Note:

Nutrition data for this recipe includes the full amount of jerk seasoning. The actual amount of seasoning consumed will vary.

Nutrition Facts

313 calories; protein 22.3g 45% DV; carbohydrates 34.6g 11% DV; fat 10.8g 17% DV; cholesterol 49.1mg 16% DV; sodium 1268.4mg 51% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
Everything about this was excellent. The pork and salsa complimented each other perfectly. One helpful tip I will share is to place the cubed pork in a bowl, drizzle with oil and massage. Then add the seasoning and massage again. It is much easier to skewer it this way and the jerk/coconut seasoning sticks nicely and doesn't make nearly as much as a mess. Read More