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Jamaican Jerked Pork Tenderloins

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Category: Main Dish, Pork

 Ingredients List

  • 2 Pork tenderloins (1-1/2 lb)
  • 1/2 c Onions, chopped
  • 2 Garlic cloves, slivered
  • 1/2 sm Hot pepper
  • 2 tb Low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tb Vegetable oil
  • 1 ts Orange rind, grated
  • 1 ts Lemon rind, grated
  • 2 tb Orange juice
  • 1 Piece fresh ginger (1-inch)
  • 1/2 ts Dried thyme
  • 1/4 ts Cinnamon
  • 1/4 ts Ground allspice
  • 1/4 ts Ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 ts Curry powder
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 1/4 ts Pepper


Choose pork tenderloins that are at least 3/4 lb each. Jamaican in origin,
this dish can be prepared with chicken breasts or legs, too. If you like
your food spicy hot, simply increase the amount of hot pepper.

If fresh hot peppers are unavailable, use 1/2 ts hot pepper sauce, or
reduce amount to suit your family. You can also use 1/2 ts dried ground
ginger when fresh is not at hand.

Trim pork tenderloins; place in shallow glass dish. Set aside.

In food processor, pure onions, garlic, hot pepper, soy sauce, oil, orange
and lemon rinds, orange juice, ginger, thyme, cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg,
curry powder, salt and pepper.

Pour onion mixture over pork tenderloins, turning to coat all sides. cover
with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or up to 8 hours,
turning pork occasionally.

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