Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Marinated Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa

I needed a good recipe to use after the strong urge to fire up the grill for the first time this year and boy, did I pick an exceptionally amazing recipe. The pineapple salsa is OUT OF THIS WORLD! I've never had a better salsa! Nick, who is not a big fan of pork chops, devoured this one and said he wanted to have it again soon.

(Printable Version)
Recipe from The Neelys

What you need:
  • 4 bone-in, center-cut pork chops
  • 1/4 tsp. lime zest
  • 2 limes, juiced
  • 1 tbsp. honey
  • 1 small shallot, chopped
  • 1 jalapeno, deseeded and chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • Salt
Pineapple Salsa:
  • 1/2 pineapple, diced and cored, reserve juices
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1/2 red onion, minced
  • 1/2 small jalapeno, diced
  • 1 tbsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • Salt and pepper
Mix all marinade ingredients together and place in a Ziploc bag. 
Add pork chops and marinade for up to 3 hours in the fridge.

Mix all salsa ingredients together while you preheat your grill. 
Taste to make sure your seasonings are right and let rest for 10 minutes.

Grill pork chops for 5-8 minutes per side on medium and let rest 10 minutes before slicing.

Serve chops with salsa over top.
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Diane Balch said...

What a great burst of flavors for Spring. Please share this on my foodie friday linky today.

Jaime said...

This too sounds so good! I'm so glad I found your website! I think I'm going to end up spending hours searching through your recipes!! Pinned this one too :) Thanks so much for sharing this at Mom's Test Meal Mondays!