Grilled Pork Tacos with Summer Corn and Nectarine Salsa

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Mindi Shapiro
These grilled pork tacos produce a contagious summer vibe when paired with corn and nectarine salsa.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 332
Fat 16.4 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 8.1 g
Polyfat 2 g
Protein 21.6 g
Carbohydrate 27.1 g
Fiber 4.1 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Iron 1.3 mg
Sodium 519 mg
Calcium 57 mg

Ingredients

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice, divided
1 1/2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops
3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 garlic clove, minced
Cooking spray
1 ear shucked corn
1/4 cup diced red bell pepper
1/2 cup diced ripe nectarine
1/2 teaspoon grated lime rind
1 minced seeded jalapeño pepper
8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
1 cup shredded cabbage

Preparation

1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine 2 teaspoons lime juice, 1 tablespoon oil, and pork in a zip-top plastic bag; seal. Marinate 10 minutes at room temperature. Remove pork from bag; discard marinade. Sprinkle both sides of pork with 1/2 teaspoon salt, cumin, pepper, and garlic. Place pork on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 5 minutes. Slice pork into thin strips.

3. Lightly coat corn with cooking spray. Place corn on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes or until lightly charred, turning occasionally. Let corn stand 5 minutes; cut kernels from cob. Combine kernels, 2 teaspoons juice, remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, bell pepper, and next 3 ingredients (through jalapeño) in a bowl; toss.

4. Place tortillas on a grill rack coated with cooking spray, and grill for 1 minute on each side or until lightly browned. Toss cabbage with remaining 2 teaspoons lime juice. Place 2 tortillas on each of 4 plates, and divide pork evenly among tortillas. Top each taco with about 1 tablespoon cabbage mixture and about 2 tablespoons salsa.

Note:

Deb Wise,

July 2010