Emeril's Jamaican Jerk Pork Tenderloins

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

A grand slam by Emeril. I used 4 tenderloins and marinated them for 36 hours, and the taste was out of this world

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Rub the tenderloins with lime juice and set aside 15 minutes. Add the Jerk Marinade and turn to coat meat well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or up to overnight.
  2. Preheat a grill to medium-low. Remove the meat from the marinade, leaving some of the marinade clinging to the surface of the meat. Season the meat with the kosher salt and lightly oil the grill grates. Place the tenderloins on the grill and cook, turning occasionally, until the pork is just cooked through and nicely browned on the outside and a thermometer inserted into the center registers 145 to 150 degrees F, 28 to 30 minutes. Remove the tenderloins from the grill and allow to rest for at least 10 minutes before serving. When ready to serve, slice the tenderloins into 1/2-inch thick slices on a slight diagonal and serve fanned out on a plate,.


Most Helpful

Just making a counterpoint to the other reviewer. He found the amount of herbs and spices confusing to the tongue, but I think that intricacy is the essence of jerk, a Carribean staple, and I found this to be the tastiest jerk anything I've ever had. All kudos to Emeril; I merely cut and pasted here as I thought it was perhaps the best tasting meat dish I've ever had (and I've won bbq cook-offs).

giani23 July 09, 2013

this is a very nice recipe, but we found the amount of herbs and spices confusing on the taste buds, we would take out the ground allspice, coriander seed and salt and use just the remaining ingredients. the tenderloin was the best we have ever tasted so sorry about the 2 star rating but i may well upgrade that after trying it again without the ingredients i have stated

Chef ian b April 10, 2009

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