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Jamaican Pork and Sweet Potato Curry
with rice / pineapple smoothie

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Sweet potatoes in the curry and a cold, tangy smoothie served on the side help to tame the heat of this Caribbean-inspired dish. This meal was last featured in 2016.
Smarts #1: Tonight's recipe includes a double batch of rice. Be sure to set half aside to make fried rice later in the week.
Smarts #2: Flour will make a thicker gravy, but you can skip it if you prefer. The potatoes provide some natural starch that also helps it to thicken.

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Ingredients

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Servings:
4
White or Brown Rice (for 2 nights):
  • Rice, uncooked white or brown - 2 cups
Jamaican Pork Curry:
  • Curry powder, any type - 1 1/2 Tbsp
  • Garlic powder - 1 1/2 tsp
  • Thyme, dried - 1/2 tsp
  • Salt - 1/2 tsp
  • Allspice - 1/4 tsp
  • Pork loin or tenderloin - 1 lb, cubed
  • Sweet potatoes - 1 1/2 lbs, peeled and chopped into 0.75" / 1.9 cm cubes
  • Onions, medium - 1, chopped
  • Ginger, fresh - 2 tsp, grated
  • Jalapenos - 1, diced
  • Green onions - 3 stalks, chopped, green and white parts separate
  • Limes - 1/2, sliced into wedges
  • Tomatoes, Roma - 1, diced
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Flour, all-purpose (opt) - 1 Tbsp
  • Stock, any type - 2 cups
  • Bay leaves - 1
Pineapple Smoothie:
  • Pineapple cubes, frozen - 16 oz (can use fresh but add some ice to the blender)
  • Banana - 1
  • Yogurt, plain or Greek - 1 cup
  • Baby spinach - 2 oz
  • Lime juice - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make spice mix - Combine curry powder, garlic powder, thyme, salt, and allspice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  2. Marinate pork - Chop pork into ¾” / 1.9 cm cubes. Toss pork with half the spice mix and marinate for at least 20 minutes and up to 1 day. (Can be done up to 1 day ahead)

  3. Rice - (This makes enough for 2 nights.) For white rice, rinse until clear. Fill a saucepan or Dutch oven (or rice cooker) with rice, water (use 2:1 ratio for water to rice), and some salt. Cover with lid and bring to a boil. Once water boils, stir, lower heat to a low-medium, and cover. Check white rice after ~20 min; brown at ~45 min. Rice is done when it's absorbed all the water. If it's not done, leave the cover on until all water has been absorbed. Take cover off to release steam and fluff with a wooden spoon after 5 minutes. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

  4. Sweet potatoes / Onions / Ginger / Jalapenos - Prep as directed and combine. (Can be done up to 4 days ahead)

  5. Green onions / Limes / Tomatoes - Prep as directed.

  6. Make smoothie - Combine pineapple, banana, yogurt, baby spinach, and lime juice in a blender. Blend until smooth, adding water as needed. If you’d like your smoothie a bit sweeter, add some honey or your favorite sweetener (not in ingredients list).

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Make

  1. Heat a Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add oil and then pork to heated oil. Saute pork for ~3 minutes, until fragrant and slightly seared on the outside.

  2. Add white part of green onions, sweet potatoes, onions, ginger, jalapenos, tomatoes, flour (if using), and the rest of the spice mix to the pot and saute for another 3 to 4 minutes.

  3. Next, add stock and bay leaf. Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a low simmer.

  4. Cover with a lid and simmer until pork and sweet potatoes are tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

  5. If rice was made ahead, reheat in the microwave. (Reserve half for Wednesday).

  6. Serve curry over rice with green parts of green onions on top and lime wedges on the side. Enjoy with smoothie.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (43)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (15)

Most Helpful

Love the concept of this recipe but i feel like almost doubling the spices would make up for the lack of additional flavor from the rice. Next time i might do that or add ginger and scallions to my rice to add more flavor!

By: Roxana
Posted: Mar 06, 2022
Diet: Original
1 Helpful

31 reviews

I really liked this!

By: Kimberly
Posted: Apr 09, 2022
Diet: Paleo
0 Helpful

I used some jerk seasoning I had already made, with just a little curry. It had a wonderful flavor but was a little too spicy for the younger kids so next time I'll follow the recipe. (Maybe...) it had a great flavor though and was came together really easily.

By: Becca
Posted: Apr 06, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Super easy and tasty. Bonus that my 8-year-old gobbled it up.

By: Namrita
Posted: Mar 25, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful

Delicious and easy to make. Great as leftovers the next day. Skipped the smoothie

By: Christine
Posted: Mar 24, 2022
Diet: Gluten-free
0 Helpful

Really liked the tartness of the smoothie with the sweet warmth of the curry.

By: Theresa
Posted: Mar 24, 2022
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Used chipotle pepper and Tbsp adobo sauce to spice things up! Really good.

By: Mark
Posted: Mar 16, 2022
Diet: Vegetarian
0 Helpful