GRILLED PINEAPPLE PEPPER JELLY PORK CHOPS


GRILLED PINEAPPLE PEPPER JELLY PORK CHOPS

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup + 2 tablespoons pineapple juice, divided
  • 1 1/3 cups Sweet and Spicy pepper jelly, divided
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 4-6 pork chops (boneless or bone-in)
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 6 slices pineapple (canned or fresh)

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together 3/4 cup pineapple juice, 1 cup pepper jelly, shallot, cilantro, 1/4 cup oil and 1 teaspoon salt.
  2. Place pork chops in a large, plastic bag and pour in the pepper jelly mixture. Seal bag and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, or overnight.
  3. Remove pork from bag and discard marinade. Brush pork with remaining oil and season with remaining 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Let stand at room temperature for 20-30 minutes. Preheat grill to medium heat.
  4. Grill pork until a meat thermometer reads 140 degrees, about 12-15 minutes, turning once halfway through cooking time. Remove from grill and let stand 5 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, whisk together remaining 1/3 cup pepper jelly and 2 tablespoons pineapple juice. While pork rests, grill pineapple for about 2 minutes per side, or until grill marks form.
  6. Arrange the pork and pineapple on a platter and brush with the pepper jelly and pineapple mixture before serving.