Jamaican Jerk Pork

Jamaican Jerk Pork
The fiery, aromatic jerk marinade cuts through the richness of fatty pork shoulder beautifully.Ted + Chelsea Cavanaugh

There are two ways to cook jerk in this recipe adapted from Jamaican cookbook authors Michelle and Suzanne Rousseau: on a grill outfitted with pimento wood branches, which will get you closer to the true Jamaican jerk experience, and in the oven. Since you won’t be getting any smoke in the oven method, toast the whole spices in a dry, heavy skillet until fragrant before adding them to the marinade—they’ll lend the finished sauce an additional layer of complexity.


For the Grill:

For the Oven: