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Apple-Marinated Pork Chops with Apple-Pineapple Salsa


  • Preparation time : 10 minutes
  • Cooking time : 12 to 15 minutes
  • Servings : 4
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) Allen’s Apple Juice
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) salt
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) each ground allspice and cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) hot chili flakes
  • 4 bone-in pork chops (6 oz/175 g each)

Apple-Pineapple Salsa:

  • 1/2 red apple, cored and diced
  • 1/2 cup (125 mL) diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/2 red pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) lime juice
  • Pinch salt

Directions

  1. Stir together apple juice, olive oil, mustard, salt, Worcestershire sauce, allspice, cinnamon and chili flakes.

  2. Pour mixture into resealable bag; add pork chops. Refrigerate for 4 hours or up to overnight. Remove and discard marinade.

  3. Heat grill to medium; grease grate well. Grill pork chops, turning, for 12 to 15 minutes or until well marked and digital thermometer reaches internal temperature of 155°F (68°C) when inserted into thickest portion of meat. Tent with foil and let stand for about 5 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160°F (71°C).

  4. Apple-Pineapple Salsa: Meanwhile, stir together apple, pineapple, red pepper, green onion and cilantro. Add lime juice and salt; stir to combine.

  5. Serve grilled pork chops with Apple-Pineapple Salsa.

Apples that can be used in this recipe