Grilled Jerk Pork With Curried Peach Relish

Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

Both the peach relish and the pork benefit from an overnight rest in the refrigerator; the relish mellows in flavor, and the pork becomes even more tender in the fiery marinade. From Gourmet Magazine.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Make relish: Cut a shallow X in bottom of each peach and tomato with a sharp paring knife and blanch in 2 batches in a 4-quart saucepan of boiling water 10 seconds. Transfer peaches and tomatoes with a slotted spoon to a bowl of ice and cold water and let stand until cool enough to handle. Peel peaches and tomatoes, then halve peaches lengthwise and pit. Cut peaches into 1-inch pieces. Coarsely chop tomatoes.
  2. Cook onion, ginger, and salt in oil in a 3-quart heavy saucepan over moderate heat, stirring occasionally, until softened, 3 to 4 minutes. Add curry powder and cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add peaches and tomatoes with any juices, sugar, and lime juice and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until mixture is thick and peaches are tender but still hold their shape, about 8 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and cool, uncovered, then chill, covered, at least 8 hours.
  3. Marinate pork: Combine scallions, thyme, salt, allspice, pepper, lime juice, molasses, and hot sauce in a blender and blend until smooth. Put pork in a nonreactive dish and rub all over with marinade. Marinate, covered and chilled, turning occasionally, 8 hours. Bring to room temperature before grilling.
  4. Grill pork: Discard any marinade remaining in dish, then brush pork lightly with oil and grill on a lightly oiled grill rack, turning occasionally and basting frequently with oil, until thermometer inserted diagonally into center of meat registers 145°F, 15 to 25 minutes.
  5. Transfer pork to a cutting board and let stand 15 minutes. (Internal temperature will rise to about 155°F.) Serve pork with relish.

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