Caribbean Jerk Pork (Healthy, Low Calorie)

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

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OMG! This was so delicious and healthy. I can't wait to make it again - Caribbean Jerk Pork Low Calorie, Low Fat DinnerCaribbean 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.

OMG! This was so delicious and healthy. I can't wait to make it again - Caribbean Jerk Pork Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner

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.

OMG! This was so delicious and healthy. I can't wait to make it again - Caribbean Jerk Pork Low Calorie, Low Fat Dinner

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Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

Caribbean Jerk Pork

Prep Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 169 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 1 lb pork tenderloin trimmed of silver skin
  • 2 tsp . kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp . allspice
  • 1/2 tsp . ancho chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp . chili powder
  • 1/4 tsp . cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp . dried oregano
  • 1/2 tsp . garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp . onion powder
  • 1 tbsp . brown sugar
  • 1/8 tsp . fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp . ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp . ground ginger
  • 1 tsp . vegetable oil
  • 2 tsp . fresh lime juice
  • 1 tbsp . low-sodium soy sauce

Instructions

  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.

Recipe Notes

I calculated 4  Weight Watcher Smartpoints.

Nutrition Facts
Caribbean Jerk Pork
Amount Per Serving
Calories 169 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Sugars 4g
Protein 24g 48%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Comments

  1. "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.

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