Caribbean Jerk Pork

Enjoy a taste of the Caribbean with Caribbean Jerk Pork. It’s a healthy dinner that give give some zip to your dinner.

Fantastic flavor and easy - Caribbean Jerk Pork  Food Done Light #porktenderloinrecipes #porkrecipes #healthyrecipesfordinnerCaribbean Jerk Pork tenderloin, Oh man was this good!  When we got back from a cruise last month, I was absolutely obsessed with Jerk chicken.  One of my favorite dishes had been a juicy and flavorful piece of jerk chicken.  The spice rub was amazing with a little heat but absolutely full knock your socks off flavor.  I had thought about trying to recreate that jerk chicken but since I was having a craving for pork, I decided to go that route.  I am so happy I did.

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This is by no means a traditional jerk recipe.  It is missing the chiles!  You really can’t have a true jerk without the scotch bonnets or can you?  I feel like this one has all the flavor and heart of a true jerk recipe.  It’s just a little more family friendly.  You don’t have to worry about blowing out any of your little one’s taste buds.  It does have a little heat to it but nothing insane.

By the way, my wonderful husband took the pictures for this recipe.  It was so nice of him to help me out.  He is the true photographer of the family.  I have been on a very steep learning curve since starting this blog.  I think he did an incredible job with these.  He really captured the essence of the recipe.  It makes me want to run to the kitchen and make it again.  Stay tuned for the rice recipe I made with the Caribbean Jerk Pork.  It’s coming up next.

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Caribbean Jerk Pork
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 1 lb pork tenderloin, trimmed of silver skin
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • ½ tsp. allspice
  • ½ tsp. ancho chili powder
  • ½ tsp. chili powder
  • ¼ tsp. cayenne
  • ½ tsp. dried oregano
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tbsp. brown sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
  • ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tsp. vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
  1. In a small bowl, mix together all the spices. (salt through ginger)
  2. Stir in oil, lime juice and soy sauce.
  3. Dry the pork tenderloin with paper towels. Place in a zip lock bag.
  4. Pour spices into the bag and rubs all over the pork. Refrigerate for about 1 hour.
  5. Heat grill to 500° then turn down burners to 400°.
  6. Cook the pork for about 12 to 15 minutes turning to brown on all sides. Cook until the pork has an internal temperature of 140°.
  7. Let rest for 5 to 10 minutes then slice.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 169 Fat: 5 grams/Carbs 5 grams/Fiber 0/Protein 24

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  1. Mary. says

    “Stay tuned for the caribbean jerk pork recipe” You’re beginning to sound like a “teaser on a TV cooking show” (the “prelude” to commercialisim) ..maybe you’re probably watching “sunny anderson’s” show, too much! :-D however I like to make this recipe too. (because it’s not too spicy) and I hope my B.F. will like it nethertheless. BTW, what are “scotch bonnets”?

    • Christie Daruwalla says

      Hi Mary, Scotch bonnets are a very, very spicy hot chili that is usually in the marinade for the pork. I’m so glad you like the recipe. Hope your BF does too.


  1. […] Coconut Saffron Mango Rice, just the name sounds so good let alone the actual dish.  When I think about all those wonderful flavors, my taste buds sing.  The rice is a little sweet from the coconut water and mango and a little savory with the saffron.  As a bonus, it is a gorgeous yellow color.  It pairs so deliciously with Caribbean Jerk Pork. […]

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