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Jerk-spiced pork with pineapple salsa recipe

Jerk-spiced pork with pineapple salsa recipe

17 ratings

The rich jerk-spiced pork is perfectly complemented by the fresh, tanginess of the pineapple salsa making this a knock-out dish. See method

  • Serves 4
  • 35 mins to cook, plus 2 hrs marinating time
  • 467 calories / serving
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 2 tbsp jerk seasoning paste
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 2 pork tenderloins, about 400g (13oz) each
  • 2 sweet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into long wedges
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and cut into wedges
  • ½ medium celeriac, peeled and cut into batons
  • 1½ tbsp coriander seeds
  • ½ tsp turmeric
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil

For the pineapple salsa

  • 1 fresh pineapple, peeled and finely chopped
  • ½ red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 green chilli, deseeded and finely chopped
  • 1 red chilli, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • 4 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 limes, squeezed
If you don't have red onions, try using white, brown or spring onions

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    17g 24%
  • Saturates

    4g 20%
  • Sugars

    24g 27%
  • Salt

    0.6g 10%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 38.4g Protein 43.4g Fibre 8.8g


  1. Mix the jerk seasoning with a little olive oil and rub the paste all over the pork. Leave to marinate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Preheat the oven to gas 5, 190°C, fan 170°C. Place the sweet potato wedges in a large bowl, along with the parsnips and celeriac. Drizzle over a little olive oil.
  3. Toast the coriander seeds in a dry frying pan until the aroma releases. Remove from the heat, tip the seeds into a pestle and mortar, and gently crush. Add this to the vegetables along with the turmeric. Season and mix well. Lay the vegetables in a single layer on an oven tray. Roast for 20-25 minutes.
  4. To cook the marinated pork, heat a large nonstick frying pan on a high heat. Brown each piece of pork on all sides and transfer to a baking tray. Cook for 12-15 minutes. Remove from the oven, cover with foil, and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. While the vegetables are cooking and the pork is resting, mix all the ingredients for the pineapple salsa and set aside.
  6. Arrange the roast vegetables on a large board or platter. Thickly slice the pork and lay it on top. Serve the salsa to the side.

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