Pork Loin Recipes - Polynesian Pork - a spicy pork dish

Polynesian pork is one of our pork loin recipes that makes a perfect paleo meal for the whole family.

This is a recipe of my Dad's that we had regularly when I was growing up. I hated it! I was not good with fruit or vegetables as a child, and this had both in it! 

Polynesian pork is one of our pork loin recipes that makes a perfect paleo meal for the whole family from CreativelyPaleo.com

Tastes change though, and this dish has now become a firm family favourite with my children. I've adapted it ever so slightly to make it into a meal that my son doesn't need to pick the bits out of (like mother like son!).

It's a really great addition to your paleo meal plans if you have a busy life, as it tastes even better when done in a slow cooker.

Pork Loin Recipes - Polynesian Pork - Nutritional Info

Pork loin, or tenderloin, is a good source of Riboflavin, phosphorus and zinc, as well as being a very good source of protein, thiamin, selenium, niacin and vitamin B6.

Polynesian pork also contains carrots which are excellent for vitamins A, B6, C, E and K as well as providing thiamin, potassium and manganese.

Pineapple provides thiamin, manganese and vitamin C.

Celery provides thiamin, riboflavin, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, Vitamins A, B6, C and K along with calcium, potassium and manganese.

Polynesian Pork - Ingredients - serves 6

  • Pork Tenderloin fillet (approximately 400g - 500g) cut into bite sized chunks
  • 4 sticks of celery, grated or finely chopped
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 8 carrots, grated
  • 1 large can crushed pineapple or pineapple chunks and juice if you prefer
  • 1 dsp coconut oil
  • 1 tbsp garam masala
  • 2 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 100ml chicken stock


  1. Prepare the vegetables and pork.
  2. Heat the coconut oil in a pan and fry off the onions and pork.
  3. Add the garlic and celery and gently fry until the celery is translucent.
  4. Add the carrots, pineapple and stock to the pan.
  5. Cook for 10 minutes then stir in the garam masala.
  6. Simmer for a further 20 mins and serve with cauliflower rice.

This meal tastes even better if you allow it to cook slowly, so you could either pop it in your slow cooker in the morning - you would probably want to add some extra stock - or you can leave it on the stove on a low heat until you are ready to serve it. It makes a great party food that guests can help themselves to.

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Now that you've enjoyed this pork loin recipes polynesian pork, why not follow it up with a delicious ice cream for a refreshing paleo dessert