Jamie Oliver…you did it again!! I have never been much of a pork fan and have rarely used it in my cooking, but as this week is all about experimenting and trying new things I decided to give his Jerk pork recipe a go..and I can tell you now I was not disappointed! Actually no, I would maybe even go as far as saying that the flavours in this dish blew my mind and I have no doubt it will be making an appearance on the dinner table at my place again soon!
Not only did I love the combination of flavours in this dish but when looking at it from a nutritional point of view, it ticks alot of boxes! Pork fillet for one, is one of the leanest cuts of pork with only around 1-2g of fat per 100g, making it a fantastic low fat source of quality protein.Pork also contains a range of other important nutrients including essential vitamins such as B12, B6, thiamin, niacin, as well as minerals such as zinc, selenium, iron and magnesium.
With plenty of vitamin C from the chillies and coriander and an impressive dose of antioxidants from the tomatoes the Jerk sauce also certainly packs an impressive nutritional punch! And as for the salad? What’s not to love about a delicious combination of fresh salad veggies(full of important vitamins and minerals, avocado (rich in the “good” monounsaturated fats that help lower cholesterol) and the satisfying crunch of toasted low fat corn tortillas? Nothing! It was all delicious and I highly reccommmend you try this one!
Rather than re-writing out this whole delicious recipe I thought I would just share a link to Jamie’s 15 minute meals video which explains the whole recipe step by step by the king of healthy fast food himself! Thanks Jamie!