Hot, tangy, and full of that classic barbecue flavor, these grilled jerk pork skewers are the perfect summertime meal. Throw a set of skewers on the grill while entertaining friends, or offer them at your next birthday party or family get-together.
The jerk sauce adds a flavorful Jamaican-inspired kick that will make your guests feel like they’re in the tropics.
If you’re looking for a way to spice up your barbecue, these grilled pork skewers offer a unique flavor combination that goes beyond the usual hamburgers and hot dogs.
Jamaican-inspired cooking has really blossomed in popularity in the past few years. Jamaican jerk sauce is a potent combination of brown sugar, soy sauce, and spices–not the usual backyard party fare, but a surprising taste sensation that will have your guests asking for more.
The tropical flavors and tangy sauces make you feel like you’re on vacation. And most Jamaican food is quite simple to make. You might have to do some experimenting, but dishes like these will broaden your palate and open up your cooking to a whole new world of flavor.
Grilled pork skewers can be served as both an entree or part of a larger meal. You can prepare bigger portions if you’d like it to be the main course, or stick with the classic recipe if you’re going to toss it on the grill along with some pork steaks and hamburger patties.
The skewers make this dish perfect for entertaining, as you can walk, talk, and eat at the same time! But if you’re looking for a more formal sit-down meal, try eliminating the skewers and serving the pork on a plate or dish with jerk sauce artistically drizzled on top. They would taste amazing with these grilled pineapple slices.
Try pairing it with a fruity, summery punch or Jamaican rum if you’re serving alcohol.
What’s your favorite way to serve grilled pork skewers? Let us know in the comments.
Grilled Pork Skewers with Jerk Sauce
- 1 ½ lbs. pork tenderloin - trimmed and cut into 1 ½” to 2” pieces
- 3 tbsp. olive oil
- 1 cup jerk sauce - divided
- Combine chopped pork, ¾ cup jerk sauce, olive oil and some salt in a large zip-top bag.
- Let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- Thread the chopped pork onto skewers and let them come to room temperature, about 20 minutes.
- Preheat outdoor grill to high heat (400ºF). Grill the skewers for 4-5 minutes per side or until browned and cooked through to an internal temperature of 145˚F with a 3 minute resting time. (A wireless thermometer works great!)
- Serve with more jerk sauce.
Nutrition information on In the Kitch is provided as a courtesy and is an estimate only. It may not include toppings and/or sauces.
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