Spiced Chops with Mango-Mint Salsa

Allspice and mango bring Caribbean flair to this quick dish. The salsa, redolent of mint, also packs a bit of heat thanks to a dusting of crushed red pepper.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and about 1/3 cup salsa)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 222
Caloriesfromfat 29 %
Fat 7.1 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 3.2 g
Polyfat 0.5 g
Protein 26.1 g
Carbohydrate 13.2 g
Fiber 1.3 g
Cholesterol 70 mg
Iron 0.9 mg
Sodium 201 mg
Calcium 36 mg

Ingredients

3/4 teaspoon chili powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut loin pork chops, trimmed
Cooking spray
1 1/2 cups finely chopped peeled mango
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon rind
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Preparation

Combine first 3 ingredients in a small bowl; sprinkle evenly over pork.

Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook 4 minutes on each side or until done.

Combine mango, mint, lemon rind, lemon juice, sugar, and red pepper in a medium bowl. Serve with pork.

Note:

Nancy Hughes,

April 2007