Gluten-Free Caribbean Pork Roast

By Carol Fenster, Ph.D.

Pork RoastYou can create this flavorful entrée with an amazingly short list of ingredients. The secret is to use flavor-intensive ingredients, such as Jamaican jerk seasoning. This recipe calls for a large roast that serves ten people, creating lots of intentional leftovers. If you don’t need or want this much pork, choose a smaller tenderloin and reduce the other ingredients accordingly

1 (3 pounds) boneless pork loin or tenderloin

1/3 cup purchased gluten-free Jamaican jerk seasoning

Preheat the oven to 325 F. Coat a roasting pan with cooking spray. Pat the pork loin dry with paper towels. In a bowl, combine the jerk seasoning, ground mustard, and salt. Sprinkle the mixture on all sides of pork loin.

Roast 50 to 60 minutes, or until the internal temperature reads 150 F when an instant-read thermometer is inserted into the center of the pork.

While the pork is roasting, heat the butter in a medium, heavy skillet over low-medium heat. Add the apples, cover, and cook 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until soft. Stir in the sugar and cinnamon, cover, and remove from heat. Let stand until the pork is done.

When the pork is done, remove the pan from the oven and let stand 10 minutes. (The temperature will rise another 10 degrees, to 160 F). Slice the pork into serving-size pieces and arrange on plates with the cinnamon apples.

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