I love healthy foods that taste great and are easy to make. That is why I am happy to share this easy Jamaican pork tenderloin roast recipe today. Ditch those processed ingredients and rejoice in rich natural flavors! In just 30 minutes, you will be enjoying the delectable spicy and sweet flavors of this healthy pork dish from the beautiful island of Jamaica.
This easy Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Roast recipe comes from THE ALL-NATURAL DIABETES COOKBOOK [November 2015, $19.95 US / $24.99 CAN], by author Jackie Newgent. She puts the spotlight on fresh, natural foods and diabetes-friendly cooking methods that everyone will enjoy. Ranging from classic comfort foods to more exotic fare all the recipes are packed with great taste and nutrients rather than preservatives and processed ingredients. Each recipe is also optimized for those with diabetes and to promote heart health.
Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Roast
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This easy Jamaican pork tenderloin recipe pairs a lean cut of meat with fruit. Here, a small amount of tropical fruit juice goes a long way, adding unique flavor, succulence, and a boost of antioxidants. This pork tenderloin roast is delightful paired with butternut squash, sweet potatoes, or dark leafy greens. If you are looking for a diabetes-friendly recipe (or not), you are sure to enjoy this easy Jamaican pork dish. Plus it is always nice to have some new pork recipes up your sleeve!
Choices/Exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate, 3 lean protein Per Serving: calories 170, calories from fat 40, total fat 4.5g, saturated fat 1g, trans fat 0g, cholesterol 60mg, sodium 490mg, potassium 415mg, total carbohydrate 7g, dietary fiber 1g, sugars 6g, protein 22g, phosphorus 225mg
Serves: 4 | Serving Size: 6 slices Prep Time: 10 minutes (plus marinating time and resting time) Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Easy Jamaican Pork Tenderloin Roast Ingredients:
- 1 pound lean pork tenderloin, well trimmed
- 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons apricot or fresh mango nectar (not from concentrate), divided
- 2 scallions, green and white parts, thinly sliced, divided
- 3 tablespoons naturally brewed reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1-1/2 teaspoons grape seed or safflower oil
- 1 tablespoon grated fresh ginger root
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce
The cinnamon and red pepper flavors impart the flavor of Jamaican jerk seasoning. It is a fast and easy weeknight meal with lots of flavor.
How To Make Jamaican Pork Tenderloin:
- Place pork in a large sealable food container. In a medium bowl, whisk together 1/2 cup of the nectar, half of the scallions, the soy sauce, oil, ginger root, cinnamon, and hot pepper sauce. Pour the spice mixture into the container, seal tightly, and refrigerate at least 4 hours or overnight, rotating the pork occasionally. Separately cover and chill the remaining nectar and scallions.
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Remove the nectar and scallion from the refrigerator. Place the marinated pork on an unbleached parchment paper–lined baking sheet. Discard marinade. (Alternatively, you can boil the remaining marinade for at least 2 minutes for safe use as a jerk sauce with the meal.) Roast the pork until cooked through, but very slightly pink in the middle, about 20 minutes (or to an internal temperature of 145°F when using a meat thermometer). Let stand at least 5 minutes before slicing.
- On a cutting board, cut the easy Jamaican pork tenderloin roast into 24 slices. Fan out 6 slices per plate. Drizzle with reserved nectar, garnish with remaining scallion, and serve.
Sounds delicious right? Because this easy Jamaican pork tenderloin roast recipe goes easy on the hot sauce, your kids are sure to love it too! I like to serve it with mashed sweet potatoes and a drizzle of lime juice as well as kosher salt and black pepper to taste.
Printable Jamaican Pork Recipe
Have you tried a pork tenderloin before? It is a great cut of meat! Do you think you will try this easy Jamaican pork dish?