I must confess I don't often delve into pork dishes much, but my goal this year was to try new things in the kitchen. This particular recipe caught my attention mainly because of the Caribbean salsa. I also thought to myself, lets add an ethnic foods/going through every variety of animal to my slow cooker theme.
Feel free to take a look at last weeks Slow Cooker Moroccan Beef recipe, and tow weeks ago Slow Cooker Curry Chicken recipe. The original recipe for this Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa can be found at skinnytaste.com
Slow Cooked Jerk Pork with Caribbean Salsa
- 3lb boneless pork shoiulder blade roast, lean, all fat removed
- 6 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2-3 tbsp Jerk Seasoning
- 1/3 tsp coarse salt
- 1 lime, squeezed
- 1/2 cup fresh orange juice
For the Caribbean salsa
- 1 haas avocado, diced
- 2 large ripe mangos, peeled, seeded and coarsely chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp chopped red onion
- 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
- 2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
- salt and pepper, to taste
Using a sharp knife, cut slits into the pork and stuff holes with half of the crushed garlic. Combine the remaining garlic, jerk seasoning, and salt, rub all over pork (you may want to wear gloves). Place in a large container, pour the lime and orange juice over the pork; cover and refrigerate 5 hours or overnight, turning pork occasionally so the marinade covers all of pork.
The next morning, put everything in the crock pot and cook on LOW for 9 hours.
After 9 hours, remove pork and shred using two forks.
Remove liquid from crock pot and reserve. Add shredded pork back to the slow cooker. Add about 1 cup of the liquid back into the crock pot and taste for salt and pepper. Let it cook an additional 15 minutes.
Meanwhile make the Caribbean salsa: combine all the ingredients in a bowl, season to taste with salt and pepper. refrigerate salsa until ready to serve.
Makes 30 oz cooked pork, 3 1/3 cups salsa.