Jamaican Roast Pork

I made the following recipe for our annual Holiday Party where our menu highlighted Floribbean cuisine. While in Florida, I had a chance to try some authentic Jamaican cuisine. I wanted to include some Jamaican flavors in my menu and decided on this pork roast coated with a Jamaican inspired seasoning. You can use this seasoning mix on chicken, pork, steak or even seafood.

Jamaican Roast Pork
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4 tbsp. sugar
3 tbsp. onion powder
3 tbsp. dried thyme, crushed
2 tbsp. ground allspice
2 tbsp. ground black pepper
1-2 tbsp. ground red pepper
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
3/4 tsp. ground cloves
pork roast, butt or shoulder

Combine all spices and store in an airtight container. Makes 1 cup. Lasts 6 months.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Coat pork roast with prepared seasoning.

Place pork roast in roasting pan and bake in preheated oven for 1 hour to 1 hour, 30 minutes.

Set aside to rest and slice or shred after 5-10 minutes to serve.

1 comment

  1. Looks delicious! I've tried making roast beef, a recipe I learned at It was great!