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By Citizen Reporter


Recipe: Grilled pork chops with chilli & pineapple

Caramelised pineapple makes for a deeper flavour that’s a totally tasty match with grilled pork chops.


½ cup chopped coriander, plus more for garnish
½ cup pineapple juice
1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and finely chopped
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tsp salt, divided
½ tsp ground pepper, divided
450g boneless thin-cut pork chops
1 medium pineapple cut into 12mm-thick rings
1 large red onion, cut into 12mm-thick rings
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Lime wedges for serving


1. Preheat grill to medium-high or heat a grill pan over medium-high heat.

2. Puree coriander, pineapple juice, jalapeño, honey, lime juice and ¼ teaspoon each salt and pepper in a blender until smooth.

3. Reserve ¼ cup for serving. Transfer the remaining mixture to a medium bowl and add pork chops. Coat and let marinate for 5 minutes.

4. Brush pineapple and onion slices with oil.

5. Remove the pork from the marinade and sprinkle with the remaining ¾ teaspoon salt and ¼ teaspoon pepper.

6. Grill 3 to 5 minutes per side.

7. Grill the pineapple and onions until lightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes per side.

8. Serve the pork, pineapple and onions drizzled with the reserved sauce. Garnish with coriander and lime wedges, if desired.

Recipe supplied by Eating Well

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