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Caribbean Pork with Butter Pea Toss

Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Amy Burke
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Try This Side: Combine 3 Tbsp. fresh lime juice, 2 tsp. olive oil, 1/4 cup each chopped fresh mint and cilantro, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Cut 3 large carrots and 1 English cucumber into strips, using a julienne vegetable peeler. Toss with lime mixture; serve immediately.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound pork tenderloin
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 3 cups fresh or frozen butter peas
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to 350° to 400° (medium-high) heat. Remove silver skin from tenderloin, leaving a thin layer of fat. Rub 1 Tbsp. olive oil, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1 Tbsp. Caribbean seasoning over tenderloin.

  2. Grill tenderloin, covered with grill lid, 10 to 12 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 155°. Remove from grill, and let stand 5 minutes before slicing.

  3. Meanwhile, bring butter peas and water to cover to a boil in a 3-qt. saucepan over high heat; reduce heat to medium, and simmer 25 minutes; drain. Combine peas, next 6 ingredients, and remaining 2 Tbsp. olive oil and 1 tsp. salt. Serve with sliced pork.