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Jerk-rubbed pork with rice & peas and pineapple slaw recipe

Jerk-rubbed pork with rice & peas and pineapple slaw recipe

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Why not try this fun Caribbean-inspired twist on roast pork for your next Sunday roast? Using a Tesco Finest crackling pork loin join, coconut infused rice and peas and a fresh pineapple slaw, it's the perfect summer feast recipe for the weekend. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 30 mins to prepare, 1 hr 10 mins to cook, plus marinating and resting
  • 640 calories / serving


For the pork

  • 1-1.2kg piece Tesco Finest Crackling Pork Loin Joint
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp jerk seasoning
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges, to serve

For the pineapple slaw

  • ½ red cabbage, finely shredded
  • 250g skinned pineapple, cut into thin batons
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped (de-seeded if you prefer)
  • 4 spring onions, finely sliced lengthways
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 50g fresh coriander, roughly chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced

For the rice and peas

  • 250g long grain rice, rinsed well
  • 400g tin red kidney beans, drained but not rinsed
  • 2 spring onions roughly chopped
  • 1 Scotch bonnet chilli (or use another red chilli)
  • ¼ tsp ground allspice
  • 4 thyme sprigs, plus extra leaves, to serve
  • 400ml coconut milk
If you don't have any limes, try a lemon instead

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    25g 35%
  • Saturates

    10g 50%
  • Sugars

    11g 12%
  • Salt

    0.8g 14%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 54.4g Protein 50.5g Fibre 7.4g


  1. At least an hour before, but preferably the day before, marinate the pork. Using a sharp knife, carefully slice off the skin, keeping a decent layer of fat on it if you can, and set aside on a plate, uncovered, in the fridge. Rub the meat all over with the oil, then the jerk seasoning, then place in an airtight container and marinate – at room temperature if it’s only an hour; in the fridge for any longer.
  2. When ready to cook, preheat the oven to gas 4, 180°C, fan 160°C. Wrap the pork in foil, leaving a little room for the air to circulate inside, then place on a baking tray. Roast for 1 hour for a 1kg joint or 1 hour 10 mins for 1.2kg. Remove from the oven and rest, still wrapped in the foil, for 20-30 mins.
  3. Meanwhile, make the slaw by mixing everything together and seasoning well. Set aside at room temperature so the flavours can mingle.
  4. Once the pork is cooked and out, turn the oven up to gas 9, 250°C, fan 230°C. Season both sides of the pork skin with salt and place on a baking tray, skin-side up. Roast for 25-30 mins, or until crisp and deep golden.
  5. Meanwhile, make the rice and peas. Put all the ingredients in a large, tightly lidded saucepan, then half fill the coconut milk tin with water and add that. Stir, bring everything to a simmer, then bubble for 1 min. Put the lid on, turn the heat down as low as it will go and cook for 15 mins. Unwrap the foil from the pork, pour the meat juices into the rice, replace the lid and turn the heat off. Leave to stand for 5 mins, then fluff up with a fork and remove the chilli.
  6. Once the crackling is done, carve the pork and cut the crackling into chunks. Serve the meat with the rice and slaw, with some fresh thyme over the rice and extra lime wedges for squeezing over the pork.

Tip: The longer you give the pork to marinate, the better it will taste, so leave it overnight if you can

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