Caribbean Pork Chops with Tropical Salsa

Prep Time: 20 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Total Time: 35 min
Servings: 4
  • 3 tbsp Filippo Berio Olive Oil
  • 2 tbsp brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp ground allspice
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • Pinch cayenne pepper
  • Pinch each ground nutmeg and cloves
  • 4 bone-in, center cut pork chops (each about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 1 cup finely chopped ripe mango
  • 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, quartered
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 jalapeño pepper, seeded and diced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
      • Preheat oven to 425°F. Stir together sugar, thyme, allspice, salt, pepper, coriander, garlic powder, cayenne, nutmeg and cloves; rub all over pork chops. Heat oil in large ovenproof skillet set over medium-high heat; sear pork chops on both sides until golden brown. Transfer to oven.
      • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until instant-read thermometer registers 145°F when inserted into center of pork chop, away from the bone. Let stand for 5 minutes.
      • Meanwhile, in small serving bowl, stir together mango, tomatoes, cilantro, red onion, jalapeño and lime juice; let stand for 10 minutes. Serve with pork chops.

      Tip: For a really impressive presentation, look for Frenched pork chops, which means the bones have been trimmed clean for a lovely presentation.

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    Categories

    Dinner

    Ingredient: Fruit

    Cooking Method: Bake

    World Cuisine: Island

    Product: Olive Oil

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