Excerpted from Unique Cuinary Adventures: http://www.uniqueculinaryadventures.com/ This jerk pork was killer. It was promised in our post of September 10 and bore no resemblance to what Caribbean American Gourmet on West Lexington Street was dishing out from behind bulletproof glass. Thirty years have passed since I've tasted jerk pork comparable to what's pictured above. That early experience was in the hills of Jamaica where scores of locals were gathered around pimiento wood fire over which huge chunks of pork were grilling away. Here in Baltimore, I simply fired up the Kingsford in the back yard with some mesquite charcoal, and it did the trick. I'm convinced that considerable disillusion abounds about jerk pork and wonder if some of it didn't originate in Jamaica where numerous Rastafarian ideologies passionately condemn the consumption of any kind of red meat, particularly pork. In the United States, the disillusionment asserts itself with acceptance---as demonstrated both in cookbooks and on menus---that pork loin works as well as shoulder. Presumably that's because loin is leaner and healthier. The same can be said for jerk chicken and jerk fish, which have pretty much become mainstream United States staples. It's all about seasoning, and when the right mix of ingredients are blended, the flavor is hard not to like. My contention is that that pork butt brings the experience up to a whole new level.
I made a Jerk Seasoning from the first 7 ingredients to use in Mean's Cubano Chicken with Spicy Currant Picadillo, and it worked great! Can't wait to try this entire recipe, as I know I'll love it with all of those flavors and great heat!
Can I PLEASE give this a 10 * rating. I have had this recipe in my cookbook forever and finally made it. It is incredible! I made a second batch to feed company this coming weekend. I have given a couple of pounds away to family. The guys going to hunting camp a month from now have already placed an order! Can hardly wait to try this on chicken..turkey...moose!!Di, this is a serious keeper. Did I see a Jamacian Dry Rub in your recipes?? Off to peek at it. Thanks so much for posting...just incredible...really! =)
I lived in Jamaica for the past 4 years and have eaten my share of jerk pork. I must admit this was THE BEST!!!
Love the flavors of the marinade. I used one jalapeno (will use two next time) and cooked this in the oven. Can't wait to try it on the grill next time.
Ok, I'm a little upset...why, oh why will it not let me leave 10 stars??!!!! This was YUMMY! Your family will love it!!!! 'Nuff said!!!
Very good but mine weren't done in 6-8 min. I loved the flavor but were hard to eat. May cut out all the fat and gristle when cutting into cubes.
Great recipe, took it to work and 8 people wanted the recipe.
Made this as pork kabobs along with steak kabobs that used another marinade. This was gone in a flash, still have steak left over! Everyone loved it, so flavorful and smelled unbelievable while grilling. Thanks for sharing
Fantastic flavor. I made it exactly as described, but I added one more habanero (3 total). I also used pork tenderloins, not cubed up, and I did grill them. I have been looking for many years for a really great jerk recipe, and I think this one is it.