Jerk Pork Tenderloin

Jerk Pork Tenderloin
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  • Total: 50 mins
  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4

This is an authentic recipe that uses a great Jerk rub combined with Caribbean pasta to produce a flavorful meal.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds (700 g) pork tenderloin
  • 1 pound (450 g) pasta
  • 2 papayas, peeled, seeded and cut into slices
  • 1 banana, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) 
  • mango chutney
  • 3/4 cup (180 mL) chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) lime juice
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) rice wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) sugar
  • Jerk Seasoning:
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) water
  • 3 tablespoons (45 mL) fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tablespoons (30 mL) whole black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) ground allspice
  • 1 tablespoon (15 mL) brown sugar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) cayenne
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 mL) ground nutmeg

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Mix together Jerk Seasoning into a paste. Coat over the pork tenderloin. Let sit anywhere between 20 minutes and 1 day.
  3. Mix together banana, chutney, 1 tablespoon (15 mL) of lime juice and coconut. Set aside.
  4. Preheat grill and prepare for indirect cooking. Grill until the pork tenderloin reaches about 155 degrees F/70 degrees C.
  5. Meanwhile, cook pasta until just done. Drain and return to pan. Add chicken broth and cook until the broth has been absorbed by the pasta. Add vinegar, cilantro, sugar and remaining lime juice.
  6. Cut pork tenderloin into 1/2-inch slices. Serve pork tenderloin over pasta with papaya slices and banana chutney mixture on the side.