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How to Make Jerk Pork With Grilled Pineapple

A twist on a classic dish.

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Habaneros can be very hot but used in small amount and they add an almost citrusy depth of flavor you cannot get anywhere else as in the recipe shown above.

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1. Using a mortar and pestle, blender or food processor, blend together the ingredients for the jerk seasoning to make a smooth paste. Thinly brush or spread this mixture over both sides of the pork steaks and place, side by side, in a non-metallic shallow dish. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour and up to 24 hours.

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2. When you are ready to cook, preheat the grill to high. Remove the husks from the corn and trim the ends. Cut the corn in half crossways. Add to a saucepan of boiling water. Bring back to the boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes until just tender. Drain well, then lightly brush them with the softened butter.

3. While the corn is cooking, top and tail the pineapple. Cut off the skin, then cut out any remaining hard ‘eyes’. Slice the fruit into eight wedges and cut away the central core from each piece. Brush all over with the honey.

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4. Place the pork on the grill tray. Cook for 3-4 minutes until the spicy crust is nicely browned, then turn and cook for another 3-4 minutes. Remove from the grill and keep warm.

5. Arrange the pineapple wedges and corn on the grill tray. Cook for about 5 minutes until the pineapple and corn are lightly singed. Turn the pineapple and corn frequently to prevent them from burning. Serve hot, with the pork, with paper napkins for sticky fingers.

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