Jamaican Rum-Glazed BBQ Pig’s Tail Recipe

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Zoey Duncan Modified: March 23, 2022
Jamaican Rum-Glazed BBQ Pig’s Tail Recipe

How To Make Jamaican Rum-Glazed BBQ Pig’s Tail

Dark rum, brown sugar, garlic and ginger are used to flavor this bbq pig’s tail recipe that’s first cooked in a fresh cilantro, parsley, & pepper seasoning.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 45 minutes
Total: 1 hour 15 minutes



For Green Seasoning:

  • 1cupfresh cilantro
  • 1cupfresh parsley
  • ¼cupwater
  • 1scotch bonnet pepper
  • salt,to taste
  • pepper,to taste

For Bbq Pig’s Tail:

  • 2lbspig’s tail
  • 3cupsbbq sauce
  • ½cupketchup
  • 3tbspbrown sugar
  • ½cupdark rum
  • 3tbspgarlic,minced
  • 1tspground ginger
  • 1tspworcestershire sauce
  • 1tspmustard


  1. Blend together ingredients for green seasoning.

  2. Add pig’s tail to pot of boiling water for 20 minutes to rinse.

  3. Add blended green seasoning to a second pot of boiling water and then re-add pig’s tail to water.

  4. Remove pig’s tail from the water after 15 minutes ensuring not to rinse them off the second time.

  5. Heat BBQ grill to 350 degrees F or set oven to 350 degrees F.

  6. Combine the BBQ sauce, ketchup, mustard, brown sugar, rum, garlic, ginger, Worcestershire sauce, and mustard in a medium bowl.

  7. If using a BBQ grill, cook pig’s tail on each side for 3 minutes and then add the sauce and again leave each side for 4 minutes until the fat has somewhat melted and is dark and sizzling.

  8. If using oven, cover pig’s tail with foil and bake for 6 minutes without sauce. Brush BBQ sauce onto pig’s tail, making sure both sides are covered completely in sauce.

  9. Leave for another 5 minutes, still covered with foil, and then for another 3 minutes without the foil to achieve a dark crispness on the outside.

  10. Best served hot!


  • Calories: 1366.33kcal
  • Fat: 81.21g
  • Saturated Fat: 28.38g
  • Trans Fat: 0.00g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 36.41g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 8.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 107.38g
  • Fiber: 3.35g
  • Sugar: 84.74g
  • Protein: 34.85g
  • Cholesterol: 167.83mg
  • Sodium: 2612.81mg
  • Calcium: 169.70mg
  • Potassium: 1340.75mg
  • Iron: 4.59mg
  • Vitamin A: 113.87µg
  • Vitamin C: 27.32mg
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