Sautéed Pork Chops with Pineapple and Mint

Photo: Antonis Achilleos; Styling: Gerri Williams
Sauteed Pork Chops with Pineapple and Mint are not only hearty and delicious, but easy to make--making it a perfect go-to dish for weeknight dinner! Fresh pineapple is more flavorful, but if it isn't available in your grocery store, you can use canned.

Yield:

Serves 4

Recipe Time

Prep: 15 Minutes
Cook: 15 Minutes
Total: 30 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 341
Fat 20 g
Satfat 6 g
Protein 32 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 1 g
Cholesterol 87 mg
Sodium 927 mg

Ingredients

4 6-oz. boneless pork chops, trimmed, pounded to 3/4-inch thickness
Salt
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1 1/2 cups pineapple chunks, diced
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Preparation

1. Sprinkle chops on both sides with salt. Warm oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add chops and sear on 1 side until well browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium, turn chops and continue to cook until an instant-read thermometer inserted into center of chops reads 140ºF to 145ºF, 4 to 6 minutes longer. Transfer to a platter and cover with foil to keep warm.

2. Add pineapple and 2 Tbsp. water to skillet. Cook, stirring to incorporate browned bits on bottom of skillet, until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Stir in mint and red pepper. Spoon over chops and serve.

Note:

February 2012