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Fiery Island Pineapple Pork Chops

Fiery Island Pineapple Pork ChopsAdd tropical flair to the dinner table with these flavorful chops that are sure to entice your family's appetite. Serve with grilled summer squash and Skewered French Potato Salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork chops, 1/2-inch thick
4 teaspoons Jamaican Jerk seasoning
1/3 cup hot pepper jelly
2 tablespoons pineapple juice
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, minced
4 slices fresh pineapple, (cored, 1/2-inch thick) or canned pineapple rings

Cooking Directions:

  1. Coat chops with jerk seasoning; set aside for 5 minutes. Meanwhile, microwave jelly, pineapple juice and ginger on High for 30 to 60 seconds or until melted.
  2. Grill pork over medium-high heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, turning once until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C). Baste frequently with glaze.
  3. During last 3 minutes of grilling time, place pineapple rings on the grill. Baste with jelly mixture. Grill pineapple until heated through.
  4. Serve pork chops with pineapple.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 recipe): Calories: 245 calories; Protein: 28 grams; Fat: 5 grams; Sodium: 523 milligrams; Cholesterol: 72 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 1 grams; Carbohydrates: 25 grams; Fiber: 1 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.