Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork Recipe
Can’t head to the islands for vacation? You can still enjoy traditional Jamaican Jerk in your own backyard. I love spicy food and Jamaican jerk spices are the perfect complement to grilled pork tenderloin.
This grilled jerk pork tenderloin recipe is super easy to make and requires very little prep work so you’ll be eating in no time.
Grab a Red Stripe, heat up the grill and let’s make this jerk spiced pork tenderloin.
Grilled Jamaican Jerk Pork
- 4 lbs Pork Tenderloin trimmed
- 2 limes cut into wedges
- mesquite wood chips
Jerk Spice Rub Ingredients
- 1 T onion flakes
- 1 T onion powder
- 1 T garlic powder
- 1 T sugar
- 1 T olive oil extra virgin
- 10 cloves garlic
- 2 t ground thyme
- 2 t dried chives
- 2 t salt
- 1 t ground allspice
- 1 t black pepper
- 1 t cayenne
- 1/4 t ground nutmeg
- 1/4 t ground cinnamon
Pork Tenderloin Preparation:
Trim Pork tenderloin and remove silver. Pat dry.
Cut slits in tenderloin and place cloves of garlic in the slits
Pierce pork gently with a fork and then rub with Jerk spice rub under the skin.
Let tenderloin restrefrigerated for at least 30 minutes.
Place on a grill preheated to 400° for indirect grilling.
Place mesquite chips in a heatproof/flameproof container or directly on coals.
Cook until internal temperature is 145 degrees F - grilling time will vary based on the consistency of heat. Turn frequently to avoid burning.
Let rest for 4 minutes then carve and serve with lime wedges.
Jerk Rub Preparation:
Mix all ingredients together. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dark place. This rub will last several months, so if you want to make a large batch adjust the measurements accordingly.
Other Uses for Jerk Spices
- Marinate with lime and jerk spices for grilled chicken
- Grilled Turkey breast
- Mix into ground beef and make jerk burgers.
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