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Grilled Pork Chops Tropical Style

  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cardamom/Allspice, 0.5 teaspoon 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Water 1 Cup (16 tbs) (Or As Needed)
  Vegetable oil 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Mango 1 , peeled, seeded and chopped
  Salt 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cilantro 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lime juice 2 Teaspoon
  Jalapeno pepper 1 , minced fine
  Unsweetened applesauce 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Pineapple rings 3 , chopped
  White pepper 1 Pinch
  Soy sauce 1⁄3 Cup (4.8 tbs)
  Rice wine vinegar 1⁄3 Cup (4.8 tbs)
  Center cut pork chops 4

1. Mix together the first five ingredients to make a paste. Add the oil to a hot skillet and add the paste mixture. Cook for 30 seconds or until it just begins to bubble. Stir in the vinegar and cook without boiling for 2 minutes. Stir in sugar until it dissolves. Mix in the mango, salt, cilantro, lime juice and jalapeno and simmer on low for 10 minutes. Stir in pineapple and applesauce and simmer on low for 10 minutes more. Season with the white pepper and refrigerate until ready to use.

2. To prepare the marinade, mix 2/3 cup of the salsa with soy sauce and 1/3 cup vinegar. Place in a zippy bag along with the pork chops and refrigerate for 10 minutes (one hour is best). 3. Preheat the grill and remove the marinade to a sauce pan. Simmer the marinade over medium heat for 3 minutes. Place the chops on the hot grill and cook for 3 minutes per side. Brush with the simmered marinade while grilling. Remove the chops when done and serve with the salsa.

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Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
High Fiber, High Protein
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
10 Minutes
Ready In: 
20 Minutes
Grilled meat is a treat with drinks and pork is more unique. Chef Mike Monahan shows how to grill pork chops in Tropical style with some common Tropical seasonings and flavors. Served with salsa ideal to accompany Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio!

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 779 Calories from Fat 127

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 14 g21.8%

Saturated Fat 3.7 g18.4%

Trans Fat 0.1 g

Cholesterol 200.1 mg66.7%

Sodium 2612.5 mg108.9%

Total Carbohydrates 97 g32.5%

Dietary Fiber 6.8 g27.3%

Sugars 81.7 g

Protein 67 g134.9%

Vitamin A 38.2% Vitamin C 65.9%

Calcium 8.8% Iron 19%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Grilled Pork Chops Tropical Style Recipe Video