Jamaican Pork and Plantain Recipe


Jamaican Pork and Plantain Recipe1  tablespoon  vegetable oil
4  bone-in pork chops (about 2 lbs. total)
1/2  teaspoon  ground cumin
1/2  teaspoon  ground allspice
1/2  teaspoon  cinnamon
1/2  teaspoon  kosher salt
1/2  teaspoon  freshly ground black pepper
2  very ripe (black-spotted) plantains or firm-ripe bananas, peeled and cut in half lengthwise and again crosswise
2  tablespoons  plus 2 tsp. packed light brown sugar
1  can (15 oz.) black beans, warmed
1/4  cup  sour cream
1/2  serrano chile, sliced thinly
1/2  cup  cilantro leaves


1. Preheat broiler. Rub oil over pork and set on a broiler pan. Mix spices together and sprinkle evenly on both sides of meat. Broil, turning once, until browned and cooked through, about 8 minutes. Remove from pan and keep warm.

2. Lay plantains, cut side up, on a baking sheet and sprinkle with sugar. Broil until sugar starts to caramelize and fruit starts to soften, 4 to 8 minutes.

3. Serve pork chops and plantains with black beans, a dollop of sour cream, a few chile slices, and cilantro leaves.

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