Quick, easy and delicious dinner, with pork tenderloin, thinly sliced, Jerk spice rubbed and grilled (or broiled) and served with a fresh pineapple salsa.
For the Jerk Pork Skewers:
2lbpork tenderloins2 small pork tenderloin
2TbspJerk Spice Mix*see Note 1
2TbspOlive or vegetable oil
8-10wooden skewerssoaked in water for 20-30 minutes
1cupfresh or canned pineapplediced (or mango is a good substitute)
2-3Tbspjalapeno pepperfinely diced
Pinchred pepper flakes
2Tbspfresh lime juice
1 1/2tspvegetableolive or canola oil
1tspwhite sugarmay not need with canned pineapple
Prepare the pineapple salsa by combining all the salsa ingredients, stir together, cover and let stand at room temperature while you prepare the pork (or make ahead and refrigerate, but bring to room temperature before serving, for best flavour).
If starting with dry Jerk spice mix, combine equal parts of the dry spice mix with olive or vegetable oil, to form a paste. Set aside.
Remove the silverskin and any visible fat from the pork tenderloin. Cut into thin slices, crosswise. Press down on the slices with the palm of your hand, to flatten slightly, then pierce each piece with a fork a couple of times (to allow the spice to penetrate the meat). Thread the pork pieces loosely onto skewers, then brush or rub generously with Jerk seasoning mixture. Let stand a few minutes while you preheat the grill or broiler.
For the grill: Grill on a greased grill for about 3 -4 minutes per side, or until just cooked through.
For the broiler: Place skewers onto a baking sheet. Heat oven broiler, with rack about 6-8 inches from the heat (usually the 2nd position from the top). Broil about 10 minutes, flipping them halfway through cooking.
Thread onto skewers. Grill or broil 10 min, about 6 inches from element (2nd position down).
Serve warm pork skewers with pineapple salsa. For garnish, you can use additional lime slices for drizzling and additional chopped cilantro.
1. For this quick and easy recipe, I'll often start with store-bought dry Jerk spice mix or wet Jerk seasoning. If you have wet seasoning, simply brush on and allow to stand a bit before cooking. You can brush on additional seasoning as it cooks. If you don't have Jerk seasoning on hand, scroll up above this Recipe Card for a quick and easy Jerk spice mix recipe!Be sure to read the Ingredient Notes and Cook's Notes above this Recipe Card as well, for more tips on making this recipe.