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Grilled Ginger-Sesame Pork Chops with Pineapple and Scallions

from Tracey's Culinary Adventures

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 tablespoons grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange zest
  • Six 3/4-inch-thick boneless center-cut pork chops
  • 1 pineapple peeled, cut into 1/2-inch-thick rings, and cored
  • 1 bunch scallions cleaned and trimmed

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk the lime juice, sesame oil, soy sauce, ginger, orange juice, rice vinegar, olive oil, brown sugar and orange zest together.
  2. Place the pork chops in a single layer in a large baking dish and pour about 1/2 of the marinade over them. Add the pineapple rings and scallions to the bowl containing the remaining marinade and toss to coat. Place the pork and pineapple/scallion in the refrigerator and allow to marinated for 30-45 minutes, flipping the the ingredients occasionally.
  3. While everything is marinating, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  4. Remove the pork, pineapple, and scallions from their marinades. Season the pork on both sides with salt and pepper. Grill the pork chops for about 3-4 minutes per side (more or less depending on thickness if yours aren’t 3/4-inch thick). Grill the pineapple for about 2-3 minutes per side and the scallions for about 1 minute per side, or until grill marks form.