I feel that the apple cider makes this jerk marinade unique, and a bit untraditional. Being from the apple country of Virginia, the apple cider was a natural. For added flavor, add apple or hickory wood chips soaked in water on top of the hot coals. You can begin grilling when the chips start smoking. Grilled pineapple goes well with this as a side dish.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
14 mins
additional:
8 hrs 5 mins
total:
8 hrs 49 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
Marinade:

Directions

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  • Combine habanero peppers, onion, green onions, ginger, and garlic, in a blender or food processor. Blend until quite fine. Add cider, white vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, and sugar. Season with mustard seed, salt, pepper, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, and cinnamon. Continue to blend until smooth.

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  • Place the pork tenderloin in a shallow casserole dish. Spread mixture on all sides of the meat (wear gloves or use a spatula). Cover and refrigerate for 8 hours.

  • Preheat grill for medium-high heat.

  • Lightly oil grate. Add soaked wood chips to coals, if using. Grill slabs of tenderloin, turning as needed, about 6 to 7 minutes on each side, or until the internal temperature has reached 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

  • Remove meat from grill; allow to rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly and serve.

Nutrition Facts

248 calories; protein 26.9g 54% DV; carbohydrates 11g 4% DV; fat 10.7g 16% DV; cholesterol 79mg 26% DV; sodium 1124.5mg 45% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
I was surprised how easy it was to prep and my family was astonished I made it. My husband said it's better than our fav restuarant dish. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2007
This was a good recipe but it was spicy enough. Read More
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23 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 15
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2007
I was surprised how easy it was to prep and my family was astonished I made it. My husband said it's better than our fav restuarant dish. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2010
This recipe ROCKS! The pork was tender and so flavorful. Will be my summer go-to for company. Made exactly as written with the exception of the habanero I used some cayene and a couple of shakes of Tabasco. Thanks for a great recipe VAGRILL. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/17/2007
Really tasty though I reduced the amount of habanero due to preference. I served it with jamaican peas and rice. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/03/2007
This had great flavor but I thought it would have been a little spicier. I am definately going to continue experimenting with it though because it has a lot of potential. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2009
Add cayanne pepper cumin chili powder and fresh cilantro and this is a great recipe...... Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2010
I followed the ingredients list except for the green onions because I didn't have any and I let the meat marinade for about 3 hours. I cooked it on my grill pan instead of on the grill. This was very very good. Incredible flavorful. This one is company worthy. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/04/2007
This was a good recipe but it was spicy enough. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/11/2010
Really Good Used dried Spices. Highly seasoned! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/04/2009
Excellent Agree with other reviews that it could have been spicier but that is just personal preference. I added some red pepper flakes after reading the other reviews but I would still kick it up more the next time. Read More
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