Jamaican pork chops

  • Preparation time: 15 minutes plus marinating
  • Cooking time: 45 minutes
  • Total time: 1 hour, plus marinating 60 minutes

Serves: 4


3½ tbsp molasses sugar
1 tbsp Cooks’ Ingredients Tamarind Paste
1 tbsp soya sauce
2 cm square root ginger, peeled and finely chopped
1 tsp Encona West Indian Hot Pepper Sauce
4 cloves garlic, crushed
Juice of 2 limes
4 pork chops, about 230g each
300g fresh pineapple cut into chunks
1 small mango, not too ripe, cut into chunks
2 small red onions, each halved and cut into 8 wedges
1 tbsp chopped fresh coriander


1. Mix together the molasses sugar, tamarind paste, soya sauce, ginger, pepper sauce, garlic and lime juice to make a marinade. Put the chops into a shallow ovenproof dish and pour the marinade over them then turn the chops over so they get coated on all sides. Cover with clingfilm and put in the fridge for about an hour. Turn the chops during that time.

2. Tuck the pineapple, mango and onion wedges in around the chops, turning the fruit and onions over in the marinade so they get coated a little too. Bake in an oven preheated to 190˚C for 40–45 minutes.

3. Check the pork is thoroughlly cooked with no pink meat. Sprinkle on the coriander and serve with rice and a green salad.