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Grilled Jerk Chops Recipe

Grilled Jerk Chops Recipe

Moist and tender chops are treated to a quick, tangy marinade that gives this fresh meal weeknight ease. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium limes
  • 1 tablespoon Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)
  • 1 small fresh pineapple

Directions

  • 1. Finely grate the peel from one lime; set aside. Squeeze juice from two limes. Cut remaining two limes in half; set aside.
  • 2. In a small bowl, combine the jerk seasoning, oil, lime peel and half of the juice; rub over pork chops. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Meanwhile, peel and quarter pineapple; drizzle with remaining lime juice.
  • 3. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, lightly coat the grill rack. Grill chops and pineapple, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer reads 160° and pineapple is tender. Grill lime halves for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  • 4. Chop pineapple; serve with pork and lime halves. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop with 3/4 cup pineapple equals 426 calories, 22 g fat (7 g saturated fat), 111 mg cholesterol, 288 mg sodium, 22 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 37 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.