I came across this recipe in Sunset Magazine (June 2005) while looking for interesting and a bit different summer grilling recipes. I think it will be delicious with a cold rice salad with cheesecake or ice cream sundaes for dessert.
- 1⁄3 cup pineapple juice
- 1⁄4 cup soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 1 teaspoon ginger
- 1⁄2 teaspoon allspice
- 1⁄2 teaspoon hot chili flakes
- 1⁄2 teaspoon dry mustard
- 4 pork chops (3/4 inch thick)
- 12 ounces peeled and cored pineapple
- 1 red onion
- 2 tablespoons mint, chopped, garnish
- lime wedge, garnish
- Whisk together first 8 ingredients (pineapple juice - dry mustard).
- Place pork chops in a marinating dish or zip lock plastic bag and add all (except for 1/4 cup) of the juice/spice mixture. Seal bag or cover dish turning to coat all. Marinate in refrigerator for several hours (at least 4).
- Cut pineapple into 1/2-inch thick slices. Peel onion and cut crosswise into 1/2 inch thick slices. Place onion and pineapple in a dish and drizzle with remaining juice mixture, let stand 20 minutes at room temperature.
- Prepare grill.
- Discard marinade from chops.
- Lay chops, pineapple and onion on an oiled grill over a bed of hot coals (or high heat on a gas grill). Cook turning once until pineapple and onion are browned and pork is brown on outside and done on the inside (5-10 minutes).
- Transfer chops to plates and garnish with grilled pineapple and onion. Sprinkle with mint and garnish with lime wedges, if desired.
Phenomenal recipe! I was anxiously looking to use up some fresh cored pineapple that I had bought and I also needed to use up some pork chops; hence, I did a search for recipes using both. It must have been fate that I stumbled upon this keeper. DH and I both LOVED it and will make it many more times in the future. The pork was tender and flavorful. I marinated about 5.5 hours. I loved the grilled onion/pineapple topping as well. The only change I made was to use olive oil in the marinade and I used about 6 pork chops, which the marinade more than covered. While I chopped up fresh mint, in my excitement to eat I forgot to garnish. I didnt think the lime was necessary. Thanks for a fantastic dinner, ellie!
These turned out better than expected. I used boneless pork steaks and the meat was quite dark so I expected it to have a strong flavor. Either the steaks were better quality than expected or this marinade really did the trick! I also used canned pineapple and just grilled it on the side.
This recipe was exquisite! The flavors went so well together. Because I messed up on cooking this recipe I went to plan B - I cooked the pork chops 3/4 of the way while I cooked my pineapple and red onions in a pan on the grill. Placed the pork chops in the pan with the pineapple and red onions to let simmer with the remainder of the sauce until done. I look forward to making this nice dish again. 10 stars.