Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops

Caribbean Jerk Pork Chops


"Caribbean-style pork chops marinated overnight in a lemon juice and oil marinade with a variety of spices. Use more cayenne pepper to make it really hot!"


12 h 30 m servings 235 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 235 kcal
  • 12%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 5g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 31.4 g
  • 63%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 81 mg
  • 27%
  • Sodium:
  • 343 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine water, lemon juice, onion, brown sugar, green onions, oil, salt, allspice, cinnamon, black pepper, thyme, and cayenne pepper in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth. Reserve 1/2 cup for basting.
  2. Place pork chops in shallow glass dish. Pour remaining marinade over the meat. Cover, and refrigerate at least 12 hours, but no longer than 24 hours.
  3. Preheat grill for medium heat. Place grate 4 to 5 inches above heat source.
  4. Oil the grill grate. Arrange chops on grate, and discard marinade. Cover grill, and cook chops for 10 minutes, turning once, or to desired doneness.
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  1. 103 Ratings


Very good recipe! After trying this the first time, I doubled the cayenne pepper for a really good approximation of Jamaican jerk spices. (But I would recommend trying the recipe as written befo...

Very good recipe, but if you want a hotter kick, add habanero peppers. One diced pepper will make it hot, so the more you add, the hotter it gets. I will definitely make it again.

This marinade has a wonderful flavor, BUT is not hot enough to be considered "jerk" (well at least for our gang). I brought it to a bbq & everyone loved the chops, even my husband who is not re...

I read some of the reviews before making this recipe. I took everyone's suggestion and tripled the amount of red pepper. It was really good my fiance and I both loved it.

While not "jerk", this pork was lovely! I marinaded it for almost 24 hours. This left it extremely the moist (one of the most flavorful chops I've had). The cinnamon was the most prevalent flavo...

Love it! It has to be grilled (be it BBQ grill or with a pan grill.) Pick a thick piece of pork, don't try to skimp and get the thin slices because you just don't get the flavor.

Very good. I also doubled the cayenne pepper. I served it for Sunday dinner and everyone loved it. A definite keeper!!

This is an excellent marinade. I am making pork kebobs on the grill instead of chops.

This was just ok. I didn't really find it spicy at all and the cinnamon & sugar were a little overpowering. Next time I will reduce the sugar, eliminate the cinnamon (but keep the all spice) and...