Rum is a great flavour to add to a marinade for meat and we think its perfect in our Rum BBQ Pork Fillet marinade. We like Pork Fillets as the meat is tender, and they are faster to cook than a loin of Pork (and I think the meat is so much more flavourful). Like all BBQ recipes the success lies in the marinade. The longer you can leave the meat to soak up the flavours the better – I’d go for a good 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
We love to serve BBQ Sweet Corn with our Rum BBQ Pork Fillet. It’s super simple to do – literally just put the Corn, in it’s husk, on the BBQ for a good 30 minutes, turning it now and then. The outside will char, but the corn will steam beautifully in the husk and taste amazing.
Rum BBQ Pork
- 1 Pork Fillet
- 2 Cloves Garlic - minced or crushed
- 3 Tbsp Dark Rum
- 2 Tbsp Fish Sauce
- 2 Lemons - Juiced and zest of one Lemon
- 2 Inch Piece of Ginger - grated
- 1 Red Chilli - Diced
- Take all the marinade ingredients and whisk them together, pop the marinade into a small pan and heat until the sugar is dissolved and the marinade thickens a bit.
- Cool the marinade, pop into a shallow bowl and add in the Pork Fillet. Turn the fillet to cover in the marinade. Then put in the fridge for 4 hours, or overnight if possible.
- Light your BBQ and while the coal heat up allow the Pork to come to room temperature. Take the Pork out, but reserve the marinade for basting.
- When the BBQ is hot, sear the Pork Fillet on all sides. Then move the coals so they form a circle and put the Fillet on the rack above the empty centre of the ring of coals. Pop the lid on and cook the Pork for 25 minutes. The heat from the coals will rise and cook the Pork beautifully without burning the outside.
- Set a timer for every five minutes, and brush the marinade onto the Pork. After 25 minutes check using a meat thermometer that the Pork is properly cooked - you are looking for an internal temperature of 75°C, or 165°F.
- We serve with BBQ sweet corn, which is delicious and simple. Just pop the corn onto the BBQ five minutes before you put the Pork on. Turn every time you turn the Pork. The corn will steam in its husk and be amazing.
Other nice Pork recipes are here: