Pork Roast With Gravy

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Jamaican roast pork is a favourite Sunday dinner in my house. Because I marinate it overnight with seasonings, the meat is so flavourful.

Jamaican roast pork is a favourite Sunday dinner in my house. Because I marinate it overnight with seasonings, the meat is so flavourful. If you don’t have time to prep it the day before, marinate it for at least 2 hours. Jamaicans generally like their meat well done… and in most cases well, well done! That’s because when you live in a hot country the tradition is to cook meat well to make sure that it’s safe to eat, especially pork. Meat thermometer tip: I still like my roast cooked well done served with gravy on top, but I recommend using a meat thermometer as an easy way to get the doneness you prefer. Either way, this recipe will impress!

Jamaican Roast Pork Recipe

Cook Like A Jamaican
Jamaican roast pork is a favourite Sunday dinner in my house. Because I marinate it overnight with seasonings, the meat is so flavourful.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Jamaican
Servings 6

Ingredients
  

  • 4 lb pork roast
  • 1/2 small Onion finely chopped
  • 2 large cloves Garlic minced
  • 1 tsp fresh Thyme finely chopped
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper

Gravy Recipe

  • 1 small Onion sliced
  • 1 tsp Worcester sauce or to taste
  • 1 tsp Steak Sauce or to taste
  • 1 Tbsp Tomato Ketchup or to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Hot sauce optional
  • 1/2 cup Water
  • 1 tsp Cornstarch

Instructions
 

  • Mix together onion, garlic, thyme, salt and black pepper
  • Score the pork skin then pierce roast to make 3 holes and stuff with equal portions of seasonings using fingers
  • Sprinkle outside of roast liberally with salt and black pepper
  • Cover roast and put in fridge to marinate overnight (or for at least 2 hours)
  • Brown roast on both sides on High heat, about 4 minutes each side, in cast iron Dutch pot
  • Add 4-oz of water to pot and place in 300-degree oven
  • After 30 minutes turn up heat to 350 to 375-degrees, remove lid and roast for 1 hour or until it is at your desired doneness
  • Remove roast from pot, place on platter and cover with foil and leave to rest

Gravy Instructions

  • Pour drippings into a small pot and skim off fat
  • Add onion, worcester sauce, steak sauce, tomato ketchup and hot sauce (if using) to drippings and bring to a boil
  • Mix together water and cornstarch and stir into gravy
  • Stir gravy until it thickens; remove from heat. Serve with Rice and Peas and vegetables.
Keyword Jamaican, roast pork

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Rated 5.0 out of 5
April 28, 2024

Lovely recipe! Was so delicious and very moist, would make again

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