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The lazy man’s jerk pork recipe.

caribbean-jerk-porkThis recipe can be adopted for just about any of your favorite meats. Including, fish, beef, chicken and shrimp. I’ve never tested it on lamb, since I just can’t stand the flavor of lamb on the grill, as well as the tough texture. I was never a big lover of jerk in the past, but it’s not only becoming a fav for me, Tehya and Indy just loves the mouth watering “kick” you get from a good piece of jerk just off the grill. The key to me falling in love with jerk pork, must be credited to two things. 1 – how fast and simple this is to prepare. and 2 – how moist the finished product is the way I marinate the meat. I’m sure you know how dry pork can get when you don’t grill it properly… good pork on the grill usually requires a lot of patience, basting and time to slow cook. Beside the time to marinate, this one is super fast!

A three ingredient recipe? Let’s get cooking!

You’ll need…

- 3 pork chops

- 3-4 tablespoon “Grace” jerk marinade.

- 1/2 lime or lemon for washing the pork.


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Remove the pork and wash with water and the lime or lemon juice. You can also use about 2 tablespoons of vinegar if you wish. It’s important that you take a paper towel and dry off the water from washing. Then take a fork and pierce the pork through on both sides.. about 6 times each.

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With the pork pierced, we can add the jerk marinade. Be sure to mix everything well, so it’s all coated. The piercing will allow the marinade to work it’s way through the meat while it marinates. This is the key to not ending up with a dry cardboard-like finished product. Now cover and let marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hr. If you’re in a rush – let marinate for about 10 minutes or so.

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Get the grill ready by reaching a temp of about 400 F or so. If your grill is famous for sticking, you can spray some cooking spray (pam) or brush the grill with some oil.

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Cover the grill and let cook about 8-10 minutes on each side. Don’t worry, with the technique we used for marinating, the meat will NOT dry out. Be sure to flip over to cook both sides and keep an eye out for flare-ups!

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That’s it, you’re done! Enjoy with a nice side of salad and rice.. or whatever you feel like eating. Works great with potato or pasta salad as well.

BONUS!

How to get perfect grill marks

Place your pork directly onto a hot grill for a few minutes. Then using tongs or a spatula give your steak a quarter turn to create the second set of marks, resulting in a crisscross pattern. When it’s time to flip the steak, repeat the process of grilling for a few minutes and then give it a quarter turn.

Some grill masters claim that lightly brushing the grill with olive oil results in nice dark marks. You may need to practice a few times before mastering the art of presentation, but the good news—even the pork with not-so-perfect grill marks will still taste great.


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32 Responses to “The lazy man’s jerk pork recipe.”

  1. Peyaree Ram says:

    HeyChris,I am glad that I hook up to your website,it is a joy trying your recipes even though people tell me I’m a good cook,trying the same dishes in your styling is easy and tasting good .Thank you for sending the recipes for I enjoy trying them,One of your good fans ,Peyaree

  2. Kevin Stanley says:

    Hey Chris want to try this look simple and good tried your Mango wing’s loved it going to try to post a few of my recipes not very good on the computer man !!

  3. William says:

    Walkerwoods used to be my favorite jerk seasoning to use until I started growing my own peppers, vegetables, and herbs. Now I make my own all natural organic jerk seasonings (mild – hot). They are excellent for quick grilling outside or on a NuWave.

  4. Alan says:

    I just did something very similar tonight. I used some Walkerwoods jerk sauce and apple juice to marinade and used boneless pork loin chops. I love the jerk sauce so I'm willing to try this way also.

  5. Alan says:

    I just did something very similar tonight. I used some Walkerwoods jerk sauce and apple juice to marinade and used boneless pork loin chops. I love the jerk sauce so I'm willing to try this way also.
    It's all good. Thanks Chris Keep it spicy ;)

  6. pammydoo says:

    Hi, Chris. I’ve been a subscriber for a little while and have tried some recipes and love them! I just want to say keep up the good work, and while I don’t know how to grill very well, I will be trying this with chicken to see of I can do it. Which pieces of chicken do you recommend for grilling?

  7. liawill says:

    Hi Chris, I love jerk pork but I usually steam the pork in its seasoning (do not add any liquid to the pork) until it is tender, then I brush on some BBQ sauce on it and rest it on a hot grill. Tender and out of this world taste. Try it, you will love it.

  8. Anita says:

    Hi Chris. Can I use a " George Foreman" indoor grill for this recipe ? weather is not to good here in NY. I will be having jerk pork chops this weekend. I can't wait to try. I really enjoy your recipes and I have made the brown stew chicken before. The recipes are really simple not complicated at all. I will let you know how they come out. Thanks

  9. Jimmy Kelly says:

    Cook the pork on a "George Forman" grill for 7-8 minutes and its just perfect.

  10. Beach Comber says:

    Chris, Thanks again! Just one question aout the preheating of the oven though, the recipe calls for 400 degrees celsius. That's pretty hot. Would 400 degrees fahrenheit be o.k.?

  11. ghanwaty samaroo says:

    love caribbean pot

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