Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterest Twitter Instagram YouTube Icon Navigation Search Icon Main Search Icon Video Play Icon Plus Icon Minus Icon Check Icon Print Icon Note Icon Heart Icon Filled Heart Icon Single Arrow Icon Double Arrow Icon Hamburger Icon TV Icon Close Icon Sorted Hamburger/Search Icon
Recipe

Grilled Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops with Pineapple & Scallions

Article Image

Servings: six.

Juicy pineapple and a tangy lime-ginger marinade on the pork chops creates a perfect grilled meal with that sweet and sour yin and yang that is so appealing.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (from 1 to 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup Asian sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup less-sodium soy sauce
  • 3 Tbs. grated fresh ginger (from a 5-inch knob)
  • 2 Tbs. fresh orange juice
  • 2 Tbs. rice vinegar
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs. dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. finely grated orange zest
  • Six 3/4-inch-thick boneless center-cut pork loin chops (about 6 oz. each), trimmed of excess fat
  • 1 ripe golden pineapple, peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings, and cored
  • 1 bunch scallions, trimmed and cleaned
  • Vegetable oil for the grill
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Nutritional Information

      Calories (kcal) : 360
      Fat Calories (kcal): 130
      Fat (g): 15
      Saturated Fat (g): 4.5
      Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 2
      Monounsaturated Fat (g): 7
      Cholesterol (mg): 85
      Sodium (mg): 470
      Carbohydrates (g): 23
      Fiber (g): 3
      Protein (g): 33

Preparation

  • In a large bowl, combine the lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, orange juice, vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and orange zest. Arrange the pork in a 9×13-inch dish and pour 1/2 cup of the marinade over the meat. Add the pineapple rings and scallions to the remaining marinade and toss. Marinate everthing in the refrigerator for 30 to 45 minutes, turning the ingredients occasionally.
  • Meanwhile, prepare a medium charcoal or gas grill fire. Brush the grill grate clean.
  • Remove the pork, pineapple, and scallions from their marinades. Season the pork lightly on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill, covered, until the pork is just barely cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes per side, and the pineapple and scallions are warmed through and grill-marked, 2 to 3 minutes per side for the pineapple and 1 to 2 minutes per side for the scallions. As each item finishes cooking, transfer it to a serving platter. If your grill isn’t big enough to fit everything at once, grill the scallions last.

Serve with Steamed Jasmine Rice and Minty Melon Sorbet.

Reviews

Rate or Review

Reviews

  • sweeney5 | 05/13/2013

    This was a great recipe and could be used on many different meats and veggies. I did add a bit of sambal oelek for a little kick. We had heirloom pork chops and an incredibly ripe pineapple which helped, and since only marinating 2 pork chops also did some shrimp marinated separately and some asparagus, too, in the extra marinade. All were wonderful. Served it with the Spicy Asian Broccoli and Snap Peas also from this website. An extremely flavorful plate overflowing with veggies and fruit w/ the pork chop and shrimp. I will definitely use this recipe again.

  • gamesandcocktails | 08/15/2011

    Very good! I took the leftover marinade and reduced it down to make a sauce and spooned it over everything. I think it needs a little kick, so I'll add some red pepper flakes or a little rooster sauce next time.

Show More

Rate this Recipe

Write a Review

Delicious Dish

Find the inspiration you crave for your love of cooking

Fine Cooking Magazine

Subscribe today
and save up to 44%

Already a subscriber? Log in.

Video

View All

Season 4 Extras

Season 4 Bonus Episode: New York City

Moveable Feast did not go to New York this season, but we couldn't skip the Big Apple completely! In this web-only episode, chef Francis Derby and cookbook author Aliya LeeKong…

View all Moveable Feast recipes and video extras

Connect

Follow Fine Cooking on your favorite social networks