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Indian spices play up the sour kick from the plum skins, and both are fantastic with pork's natural sweetness.

Elaine Johnson
This Story Originally Appeared On sunset.com

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Credit: Ava Brackett; Styling: Nissa Quanstrom

Recipe Summary

total:
1 hr 30 mins
Yield:
Serves 4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Chop half the plums. Put halved and chopped plums, the chile, and green onions in a deep medium bowl; set aside. Microwave vinegar and 2 tbsp. sugar until steaming, about 30 seconds, then stir until sugar dissolves. Put ginger, mustard seeds, cumin seeds, bay leaf, crushed coriander, and 1 tsp. each salt and pepper in a small bowl.

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  • Heat 2 tbsp. oil in a small frying pan over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add ginger mixture and cook, stirring, until mustard seeds start to pop, 15 to 30 seconds. Remove from heat and stir until cumin seeds are a shade darker, 1 to 2 minutes. Add vinegar-sugar mixture. Stir into plum mixture and let chutney stand at least 1 hour and up to 3 hours, stirring occasionally.

  • Meanwhile, heat a grill to medium (350° to 450°). Combine remaining 1 tsp. each salt and pepper, the ground coriander, and lemon zest in a bowl. About 20 minutes before serving, rub pork chops with remaining 1 1/2 tbsp. oil, then with coriander mixture. Taste chutney and add more sugar if you like.

  • Grill meat covered, turning over once, until barely pink in center, 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter. Stir cilantro into chutney. Set pork chops on plates and spoon chutney and juices on top.

  • *Crush seeds with a mortar and pestle, or seal in a plastic bag and hit with a rolling pin.

Nutrition Facts

457 calories; calories from fat 56%; protein 29g; fat 29g; saturated fat 7.5g; carbohydrates 21g; fiber 2.8g; sodium 828mg; cholesterol 82mg.
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