It was lunch time. I was hungry. Time wasn’t on my side. “I want Jerk Pork and I want it now!”

I was thinking about the best jerk pork I’ve ever tasted, made by my friend’s dad, Everton. I still haven’t got my hands on Everton’s jerk recipe, but I think that it involves marinating overnight. I didn’t have time for that.

Lucky for me, I always keep a bottle of jerk marinade in the fridge for times like these. And I knew that I also had some dry jerk seasoning in my cupboard. “Yes!”

I wanted to build a great sandwich, and thought about topping it off with some carmelized onions.

But I was also thinking, “How can I could put a twist on it, to sweeten it up a bit?”

What goes with pork? ” Pineapple!”

What else could I add to make it feel more tropical? “Mango!”

I decided to incorporate these ingredients into a salsa to top off my jerk pork. That’s how I came up with this recipe, Jerk Pork Sandwich with Mango-Pineapple Salsa.

This Jerk Pork Sandwich has some spicy heat balanced with my Mango Pineapple Salsa bringing two tastes of the tropics together into one packaged deal.

 

 

Jerk Pork Sandwich Challengers Quest
Jerk Pork Sandwich with Mango Pineapple Salsa
Print Recipe
This Jerk Pork Sandwich has some spicy heat balanced with my Mango Pineapple Salsa bringing two tastes of the tropics together into one packaged deal.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes
Jerk Pork Sandwich Challengers Quest
Jerk Pork Sandwich with Mango Pineapple Salsa
Print Recipe
This Jerk Pork Sandwich has some spicy heat balanced with my Mango Pineapple Salsa bringing two tastes of the tropics together into one packaged deal.
Servings Prep Time
4 people 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes
Servings Prep Time
4 people 40 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
15 minutes 40 minutes
Ingredients
Jerk Pork
Mango Pineapple Salsa
Carmelized onions
For Sandwich
Servings: people
Instructions
Prepare Jerk Pork
  1. Pound pieces of pork into flattened cutlets.
  2. In a bowl, combine wet jerk seasoning with dry jerk seasoning. Add all other dry ingredients and rum to this marinade.
  3. Pour marinade over the pork cutlets. Place in a large ziploc bag and refrigerate for about 40 mins.
  4. While your pork is marinading, make your Mango Pineapple Salsa, then saute up some carmelized onions.
Mango Pineapple Salsa
  1. Cut mango and pineapple up into chunks.
  2. Add finely chopped red onion, cilantro, and lime juice.
  3. Add minced chili pepper to taste, depending on how mild or hot you like it. Remember you are pairing this with the already spicy jerk pork, so don't over do it.
Carmelized Onions
  1. Finely slice your onion.
  2. Saute at medium heat in frying pan with cooking oil. Salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Saute until onions are glossy and carmelized. Set aside.
On the Grill
  1. Place pork cutlets on hot grill (about 375 degrees) for 5-6 minutes each side, or until done.
  2. Once the pork is done, melt a slice of Monterey jack cheese on top.
  3. Slice and toast your panini rolls face down on the grill.
Build your Sandwich
  1. Layer your sandwich with the Jerk Pork on the bottom, carmelized onions, then top off with Mango Pineapple Salsa and lettuce.ENJOY!

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