Recipe

Teriyaki Pork Chops with Blueberry-Ginger Relish

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Recipe Information

Total Time: 2 1/2 hours (including 2 hours marinating time)
Servings: 4, 1 chop & 1/4 cup relish each

Just 5 minutes in the morning is all it takes to get these pork chops marinating so they're for dinner grilling.

Ingredients

  • 4 bone-in center-cut pork chops, (about 1 3/4 pounds), trimmed of fat

Marinade

  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons dry sherry
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper

Blueberry-Ginger Relish

  • 1 cup fresh blueberries, coarsely chopped
  • 1 shallot, chopped
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded and minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

  1. To marinate: Place pork chops in a large sealable plastic bag. Whisk soy sauce, sherry, garlic, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add the marinade to the bag, seal and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  2. To prepare relish: About 20 minutes before grilling the pork, combine blueberries, shallot, chile, cilantro, lime juice, ginger and salt in a small bowl.
  3. Preheat grill to high. Remove the pork chops from the marinade (discard marinade). Grill the chops 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving with the relish.

Tips & Notes

Ingredient Note: The "cooking sherry" can be surprisingly high in sodium. We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines. Make Ahead Tips: Marinate the pork (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Nutritional Information

208 calories, 7 g. fat, 83 mg. cholesterol, 251 mg. sodium, 8 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 27 g. protein, 0 mg. sugar