Time to chill and grill: Jerk mango BBQ pork chops recipe
Barbecue season is back and here's how to Jamaica it the best one yet
The sun is shining (about time!), and now we're allowed to meet-up with friends and family in different households, barbecues are well and truly back on the agenda for summer. Hurray!
But forget grilling the usual sausages and bland burgers. Why not put some thought into your grill come back and try something with a bit of spice? Courtesy of Grace Foods, we are sharing this insanely delicious recipe for Jerk Mango BBQ pork chops that should be right at the top of your grilling agenda.
In case you're not familiar with jerk, it's a traditional Jamaican method of seasoning and cooking meats, vegetables or tofu, with its ingredients rooted in Jamaica’s fertile green landscape. In the one we're using today, you'll find a mix of spring onions, onions, scotch bonnet peppers, salt, thyme, allspice, black pepper and many other spices, which together give a real burst of flavour.
The best thing about Grace Jerk seasoning is that it's 100% authentic and arrives directly from their manufacturing centre in Jamaica. And although their Jamaican jerk seasoning is most commonly used for jerk chicken, it can also be used as a jerk marinade or rub for pork, shrimp, fish, beef, or veggies alternatives (including vegetables). Grace Foods started in Jamaica in 1922 as small traders, so by now they seriously know what they're doing.
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Check out the video below that shows you exactly how to make this zinger of a meal!
- 6 pork chops
- 1 tbsp Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (mild)
- 2-3 tbsp Grace Jerk Barbecue sauce
- 1 mango pureed
- A brush
- Dollop the Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (mild) on to the pork chops and coat each one in a layer of the sauce by turning the chops. Put them aside to marinate.
- Take the Grace Jerk Barbecue sauce and mix it in a bowl with the mango puree.
- Put the jerk covered pork chops on the hot barbecue and cook on both sides until the meat has changed colour and the grill has charred the chops lightly.
- Next brush the barbecue sauce and mango mix onto one side of all the chops.
- After a couple of minutes, flip the chop and coat the other side in the sauce mix. Cook the pork chops for another 5 minutes or so, turning as needed.
- The chops should be on the barbecue grill for 15 minutes in total.
- Take off and serve with salad and fresh mango/salsa.