Mango-Lime Pork Chops
Introduce fresh and flavorful tastes to the grill and create a tropical atmosphere with this dish. Serve with Cilantro Pesto Pasta Salad and grilled corn on the cob.
4 (6-ounce)boneless pork chops, about 1-inch thick
1 (12-ounce) bottle mango fat-free dressing and marinade*
2 cloves garlic, crushed
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 teaspoons fresh ginger root, grated
2 ripe mangoes, diced
1/2 cup red onion, chopped
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut
2 tablespoons lime juice, fresh
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch cayenne pepper
- In large self-sealing bag, combine mango marinade, garlic, lime juice and ginger. Add pork chops; seal bag and marinate in refrigerator overnight or at least 4 hours. Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade.
- Grill chops over direct heat, turning once, for 12 to14 minutes until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 160°F (70°C). Serve with Mango-Lime Salsa, if desired.
- For Mango-Lime Salsa: In large bowl, toss together mangoes, red onion, cilantro, coconut, lime juice, salt and cayenne pepper. Can be made up to 2 hours ahead.
Makes 4 servings.
*Available in supermarkets and specialty food shops. If not available, place two diced mangoes (peeled and seeded) in blender with 1/3 cup white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 260 calories; Protein: 36 grams; Fat: 10 grams; Sodium: 323 milligrams; Cholesterol: 97 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 4 grams; Carbohydrates: 5 grams; Fiber: 0 grams.
Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.