BLACK Cuisine

BLACK Cuisine: Jerk Pork Sliders with Mango Avocado Salsa

Grilling season has arrived and cooking inside a hot kitchen isn’t an option? Well I’ve found a nontraditional recipe that is easy to prepare, both savory and refreshing from the normal burger and hot dogs.

Jerk Pork Loin

Recipe Ingredients:

3lb pork loin, trimmed

2 ½ tbsp Jerk Seasoning + 1 tbsp set aside

3 cloves garlic, chopped

2 tbsp cilantro, finely chopped

¼ cup coarse brown sugar

Juice of 1 lime

Place garlic, cilantro, brown sugar, juice of lime, jerk seasoning (except 1 tbsp of jerk seasoning) in a small bowl, mix then rub all over the pork loin. Place in a large Ziploc bag and place in the fridge, allow to marinate overnight. Remove from fridge 1 hour prior to grilling so that the pork can come to room temperature. Remove pork from marinade and rub with the reserved tablespoon of jerk seasoning.

Over medium direct heat, grill for 40 minutes or until it reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees, turning a few times. Remove from grill then allow the pork to sit for 15 minutes before slicing.

To make the sliders, thinly slice the pork loin then place on burger buns that have been buttered and grilled until slightly charred. Top with a heaping tablespoon of mango salsa, and then serve.

Mango and Avocado Salsa

1 ripe but firm mango, peeled and diced

2 plum tomatoes, diced

1 ripe avocado, peeled and diced

2 tbsp or ¼ of a medium onion, finely chopped

2 cloves garlic, crushed

1 ½ tbsp cilantro, finely chopped

½ tsp salt

Pinch of black pepper

Juice of 1 lime

Place all ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine, making sure not to crush the avocado. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.

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