Friday, April 24, 2009
Tortuga Jerk Pork
1 onion, finely chopped
1 cup finely chopped scallions
5 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp fresh thyme, minced
1 scotch bonnet pepper, deseeded and finely chopped
5 lb pork
1 5oz bottle of Tortuga Jamaican Jerk Sauce
Combine the first 5 ingredients, then rub this seasoning into the pork to coat all sides. Place the pork in the refrigerator for half an hour to allow the flavors to penetrate, then remove from refrigerator and pour the Tortuga Jamaican Jerk Sauce all over the pork. Place back in the refrigerator to marinate for at least 5 hours, ideally overnight. Cook the pork as desired until well done: on the grill, in the oven, or even in a crock pot.
Gloria's Note: I like to enjoy jerk pork with fluffy white rice and a side of sweet (ripe) fried plantains, and a simple tossed salad with a citrus dressing. Of course, fresh tropical fruit (mango, pineapple, papaya etc) makes the perfect ending for this meal!
PS: Tortuga Jamaican Jerk Sauce is currently on sale at the Carolina Sauce Company!