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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Hawaiian Pork Chops

It is perfect grilling weather in Iowa. The best pork on earth can be found in Iowa. Last night I bought big thick pork loin chops for $1.50 a piece! They were so tender and delicious it was unbelievable. Here is a good recipe to change things up a bit.

Hawaiian Pork Chops
Makes enough for 4 chops


1/4 cup ketchup
2 T soy sauce
2 T brown sugar
1 T vegetable oil
1 T minced garlic
1 T minced ginger
1 T lime juice
1/4 t red pepper flakes

Briefly saute garlic and ginger in oil. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a simmer. Simmer long enough to completely dissolve brown sugar.

To grill the chops, mound all of the coals on one side of the grill. Sprinkle the chops with salt and pepper. Briefly sear the pork chops on each side over the hot coals. Move chops over to the side of the grill with no coals. Brush sauce on each side of each pork chop. Continue to grill on the cool side of the grill until chops reach an internal temperature of 160 degrees.

Meanwhile, roast a couple red peppers on the grill over the hot coals. When the skins are blackened, remove the skins and cut into slices. Briefly grill a few slices of pineapple. Chop up a few cashews.

To serve, put the pineapple slices on a platter. Place the pork chops on top of the pineapple. Top the chops with red pepper slices, chopped green onions and the cashews.