July 7, 2006

Grilled Pork with Pineapple Salsa

Grilled Pork Chops with Pineapple Salsa
adapted from Gourmet, May 2006

1/2 TBSP vegetable oil
1 1/4 tsp ground cumin
1/4 tsp black pepper
3/4 tsp salt
2 boneless center-cut pork chops
5 oz. fresh pineapple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1/2 fresh jalapeno, minced
1/2 TBSP fresh lime juice

Stir together oil, cumin, pepper, and 1/2 tsp salt in a small bowl, then rub all over pork chops, transferring chops as coated to a tray. Stir together pineapple, onion, jalapeno, lime juice, and 1/4 tsp salt to taste in another bowl.

Lightly oil grill rack and grill pork chops (covered only if using a gas grill), turning over once, until just cooked through, 6 to 9 minutes total. Transfer to a clean platter and let stand 5 minutes. Serve with pineapple salsa.

Notes: This is a refreshing dish for a hot summer day. The pineapple gives it a fresh bright taste which contrasts nicely with the kick from the pepper. A keeper.

Posted by Jennifer at July 7, 2006 3:28 PM | TrackBack

The pineapple salsa was a nice balance of sweet and hot, and the cumin on the pork itself added nicely to the blend of flavors. Yum. I'll look forward to having this one again.

Posted by: Michael at July 10, 2006 7:04 PM

This was really good even though it wasn't nearly as spicy as I would like. I will definitely try this one again.

Posted by: Jill at August 28, 2006 7:24 PM
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