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Smithfield Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 
Enjoy summer with a quick Island inspired meal! Juicy Smithfield All Natural pork grilled with jerk seasoning, cool mango salsa and sweet grilled plantains. YUM!
Servings: 6 -8 pork chops
Ingredients
*For Mango Salsa*
  • 1/3 cup red pepper , chopped
  • 1/3 cup red onion , chopped
  • 2 green onions , thinly sliced
  • 1 large mango , cubed
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
*For rice pilaf*
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 1/2 cup Orzo
  • 2 cups chicken stock
*For Pork Chops*
  • 1.5-2 pound Smithfield All Natural Boneless Loin Filet
  • 1 Tablespoon canola oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons Jerk seasoning of choice
*For Grilled Plantains*
  • 2-3 plantains , spotted black
  • 2 Tablespoons Orange Juice
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil , melted
  • 1 Tablespoon honey
  • 2 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/4 finely chopped cilantro
Instructions
  1. Light charcoal on grill. Allow to coals to warm for about 20 minutes. Meanwhile, prepare everything else.
  2. Make mango salsa by combining all ingredients in a bowl. Chill before serving.
  3. In a medium sauce pot, add canola oil and heat to medium. Add rice and orzo. Toast until slightly brown.
  4. Pour stock into pot and stir. Bring to a boil, then cover. Cook on low heat for 15 minutes. Once rice is done, fluff with a fork and leave covered.
  5. In a small bowl, combine canola oil, orange juice and jerk seasoning. Stir to create paste.
  6. In another small bowl, combine plantain glaze ingredients: orange juice, coconut oil, honey, cilantro and brown sugar. Set aside.
  7. Remove pork loin from package. Slice into 1 inch round chops. Rub with seasoning paste.
  8. Peel and slice plantains in 2 inch pieces. Place on a foil covered cookie sheet for grill.
  9. Once the grill is ready, add plantains to a cooler side of the grill (leaving on cookie sheet) and brush with glaze as cooking. Be sure to keep flipping. They will become golden brown in about 15 minutes of cooking.
  10. Add pork chops. Cook about 4 minutes per side for medium (around 140ยบ). Allow to rest.
  11. To serve: on a large serving plate, add rice. Top with grilled pork chops and mango salsa.
Recipe Notes

Pork doesn't have to be cooked to well done anymore! If you love your pork medium rare, you should cook it to an internal temperature of 145 degrees (followed by a three-minute rest). If you like your chops a little more done, you can cook them to an internal temperature of 160 degrees.