My boyfriend and I both loved this recipe! The pork was delicious and tender, and the salsa outstanding!!! It's delicious enough for a special occasion BBQ or the like, but quick and easy enough for an everyday meal. I made a few changes, none life-altering. I marinated the pork for 30 min instead of 10. I don't have a grill, so I simply used the stove top for everything. I omitted the cabbage, because I don't like cabbage. And I used only half of the jalapeno, though next time I will use the whole thing. Wasn't crazy about the rice. I went healthy and used brown, and it was pretty blah. Next time black beans will be the side.
Grilled Pork Tacos with Summer Corn and Nectarine Salsa
Be sure to zest your lime before you slice and juice it.
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 2 tacos)
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Amount per serving
- Calories: 332
- Fat: 16.4g
- Saturated fat: 4.4g
- Monounsaturated fat: 8.1g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 2g
- Protein: 21.6g
- Carbohydrate: 27.1g
- Fiber: 4.1g
- Cholesterol: 60mg
- Iron: 1.3mg
- Sodium: 519mg
- Calcium: 57mg
- 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 jalapeÃ±o pepper
- 8 (6-inch) corn tortillas
- 1 cup shredded cabbage
- 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.
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