Caribbean Jerk BBq Pork Chops

Living in the East, I traveled to the Caribbean a fair amount. Although pretty close to each other, the islands have their own cultural individuality and this also applies to their foods. I’m a typical tourist, but I have an adventurous side. I enjoy stepping outside of the tourist zone to get a better feel for the culture. I like to go where the locals go, shop where they shop and eat at their local restaurants/cafés/bistros and bars.
There’s a dish I went completely nuts about back then while visiting one of the islands (can’t remember which one to save my life). It was so tasty, spicy with a hint of sweetness and packed with “personality”. It was so great I went there 4 times during my stay and ordered the same dish. Years went by and I almost forget about it…until recently
I don’t mind pork chops but they definitely need help in the flavor department. A grilled pork chop with a few seasonings is okay but nothing to rave about. So here I was a couple months ago with 4 pork chops staring at me and this is when the light bulb went off. I went to the grocery store, came back, started combining ingredients and blended everything together. It was an “Oh My God” moment, 9 ½ hours later when I took my first bite. It took me right back to that local joint on that Caribbean Island. Somehow I duplicated that amazing dish I enjoyed so much back then. Savor my Caribbean Jerk BBQ Pork Chops with its tasty marinade and you’ll be hooked like me. I have to confess… I love eating pork chops now and you’ll see why I do after trying my recipe.
Bon Appétit!

FOOTNOTE: I highly suggest you wear gloves when handling habañero peppers

Prep Time
5 minutes
Cook Time
10-12 minutes
Passive Time
8-10 hours
Caribbean Jerk BBQ Pork Chops
Caribbean Jerk BBq Pork Chops
This amazingly delicious dish brings the pork chops to the next level...It has a little zip to it just enough to make things interesting!