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Recipe courtesy of Gina Neely and Pat Neely

Marinated Pork Chop with Pineapple Salsa

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 3 hr 50 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 3 hr 20 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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Ingredients

Marinade:

1/4 teaspoon lime zest

2 limes, juiced

1 tablespoon honey

1 small shallot, chopped

1 jalapeno, chopped and seeds removed

1 garlic clove, chopped

1/2 cup olive oil

Salt

Pineapple Salsa:

1/2 pineapple, diced and cored, juices reserved

1 tomato, diced

1/2 red onion, minced

1/2 small jalapeno, diced

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro leaves

1 lime, juiced

Salt and pepper

4 bone-in, center-cut pork chops

Directions

  1. For the marinade:
  2. Blend all the ingredients in a large bowl. Place in a resealable plastic bag and add the pork chops. Marinate in the refrigerator for up to 3 hours.
  3. For the salsa:
  4. Mix all the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Taste for seasoning. Set aside for 10 minutes for flavors to meld.
  5. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  6. Remove chops from marinade. Grill for 5 minutes per side for a medium rare and 8 minutes for medium. Remove chops from grill and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Spoon the salsa on top.