TROPICAL GRILLED PORK CHOPS

 

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Ingredients

  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pod cardamom seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon water, or as needed
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 mango - peeled, seeded and chopped
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened applesauce
  • 3 pineapple rings, chopped
  • 1 pinch white pepper
  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 6 pork chops

Directions

  • With a mortar and pestle, mash together the garlic, chili powder, cayenne, and cardamom seeds. Mix in enough water to form a paste.
  • Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat. Stir in spice paste, and cook until it begins to bubble, about 30 seconds. Stir in vinegar; cook without boiling for 2 minutes. Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Mix in mango, salt, cilantro, lemon juice, and jalapeno; simmer 20 minutes. Stir in applesauce and pineapple; simmer 10 minutes more. Season with white pepper. Place in a bowl, cover, and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • To prepare marinade, mix 2/3 cup of the salsa with soy sauce and 1/3 cup vinegar. Place pork chops in a large resealable plastic bag, and pour marinade over chops. Seal tightly, and place in the refrigerator for 1 hour.
  • Prepare grill for medium-high heat. Drain marinade from bag, and heat in a saucepan until boiling.
  • Lightly oil grill grate. Place pork chops on the hot grill. Cook 10 minutes, or to desired doneness, turning once and basting occasionally with the boiled marinade.
  • Warm remaining salsa over medium-low heat. Serve pork chops topped with the salsa.

Notes

Categories: Low Fat  Pork 

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