with Pork Belly Slices
By Simbooker on the 14th September 2017
Jerk Pork is one of my absolute favorite dishes on earth. When made the authentic Jamaican way; which means on a charcoal grill sprinkled with pimiento berries, or the more original way-on a bed of pimiento wood it's simply phenomenal.
Outside of Jamaica people nearly always refer to Jerk done with Chicken. But Jerk Pork is the original meat for Jerk, used as a way of preserving pork in the hot weather before fridges were invented.
I don't know why Jerk Chicken became more famous outside of the Island because I think Jerk pork is much tastier. The seasoning really favors pork and so does the technique of cooking.
In Jamaica all parts of the pork are used in this delicious original street food dish. But I love belly of pork, it has so much more depth of flavor than most other cuts. This recipe just doesn't work for an oven, but if you use an oven...oh what am I talking about. Just don't use an oven use a barbecue grill.