Thursday, June 3, 2010

Grilled Jerk Pork

Wow, I've been quiet for a while. Still cookin', just quiet. I have recipes that I've tried. I have pictures of the recipes that I've tried. If you come over, I'll show you. I just seem to have problems getting them into blog posts.

Yeah, we've been sick again. For more than a month. I'd go into more detail, but trust me, you don't want to hear about that on a food blog. The little man is feeling better again these days, and wow, is he growing.

He's 8 months old now, and has two teeth. His favorite foods are brownies, ice cream, and brownie ice cream. His favorite TV show is The Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. His favorite hobbies are taking bubble baths, rolling around the living room, and jumping on the bed (with help). And his favorite toys are his plastic maracas and a stuffed Superman he sometimes calls "Dada." (Anyone could make that mistake.) In short, our little man is a hoot. And always, always busy.

We still cook on a regular basis, but it's a bit faster than usual and we tend to stick to some of our favorites. This is one of them. This is a jerk pork recipe from Cooking Light that I've been making for years. It calls for quite a few ingredients, but most of them are pantry staples. And it has good jerk flavor without any of the elements being overwhelming. I've tried some jerk dishes that are too spicy, others that are too sweet, and even one that the hubby said tasted like grass. But this one is nicely balanced. I've used it on both pork tenderloin and pork steaks.

Just know ahead of time that the marinade is green. Because to me, it still seems weird to pull some green meat out of the fridge and toss it on the grill.

Grilled Jerk Pork
Serves 4

2 c. chopped green onions
1/2 c. chopped red onion
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1 Tbsp. soy sauce
1 Tbsp. vegetable oil
2 tsp. kosher salt
2 tsp. fresh or 3/4 tsp. dried thyme
2 tsp. brown sugar
2 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1 tsp. ground allspice
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1/8 tsp. ground cinnamon
2 cloves garlic, minced
4 serranos or jalapenos, seeded and chopped
1 1/2 lb. pork tenderloin, chops, or steaks

1. Place marinade ingredients in a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Pour marinade over pork.

2. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, but no more than one day.

3. Grill until cooked to desired doneness.


Valerie said...

Your son has excellent taste in food! And he's adorable. :)

Thanks for the recipe, It looks delicious. :)

Sophie said...

Welcome back, my friend!

Your son is looking really cool & lovely!!

I also love the story! hahahaha!

The dish looks quite tasty & fab even!

MMMMMMM,...I am glad that the both of you are feeling really better & more healthy now!!

Cathy said...

Looks delicious! Hope you guys are healthy soon!

Carla and Michael said...

What a doll baby. He's getting so big. And what a wonderful Jerk Pork recipe. That is one we do quite often. I'll have to try thhis one. Thanks.

Mary said...

What a sweet little guy. I also love that recipe. This is my first visit to your blog, but I know I'll be back. I love the tone of your blog and your recipes are not to be missed. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary