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RECIPE: Grilled Jerk Pork and Spicy Grilled Pineapple

This combination of Jerk pork and grilled pineapple makes a great summer dish, with a combination of salty, sweet and spicy. It may seem like a lot of ingredients, but they come together perfectly – since Fields of Cake started making this recipe over 7 years ago.

Jerk Pork and Pineapple

Jerk Pork Loin


  • 2 Cups coarsely chopped green onions
  • 1/2 Cup coarsely chopped sweet onion
  • 2 Tbsp. White vinegar
  • Soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Sriracha sauce
  • 2 tsp. course sea salt
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh thyme
  • 1 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. grated fresh ginger
  • 1 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh grated nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground tri-color peppercorns
  • 1/4 tsp. ground Saigon cinnamon
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 1 red jalapeno pepper seeded and chopped
  • 1-2 lb. pork loin, fat trimmed off


  • Place first 17 ingredients in food processor or blender and pulse until a paste.
  • Slice pork lengthwise cutting to but not THROUGH the other side. Open like a book. Slice each half of your pork loin book length wise again to but not through to other side and lay out flat.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and pound until roughly evenly thick.
  • Pierce the loin all over with a fork to help the marinade soak in.
  • Combine the onion mixture and the pork in a big zip loc bag or a large dish that can be covered tightly.
  • Allow to refrigerate for 4-24 hours. (I prefer 24 hours)
  • Grill over medium coals for roughly 10-15 minutes on each side until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
  • Remove from grill and tent with tinfoil, allow to rest for 10 minutes.

Spicy Soy Grilled Pineapple


  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/2 seeded chopped green jalapeno
  • 1/2 seeded chopped red jalapeno
  • 2 Tbsp. dark brown sugar
  • 1 pineapple cut into 8 chunks, then slit almost to the rough skin a few times to make it easier to eat


  • Place pineapple in a baking dish, slit sides up.
  • Combine soy sauce, peppers and brown sugar and pour over pineapple.
  • Allow to sit for about an hour
  • Grill over medium coals until you have nice grill marks.
  • May be served hot or cold.


Yields:4 servings         Prep Time:25-26 hours           Cook Time:25-35 minutes           Total Time:Approx. 26 hours

Original Recipe: Fields of Cake Grilled Jerk Pork.

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