Pineapple-Glazed Pork Chops with Charred Scallions
- TOTAL TIME: 30 MIN Plus 2 hr marinating
- SERVINGS: 4
Pork with pineapple glaze seems like a pupu dish to have with a tiki cocktail. But F&W's Marcia Kiesel knows that when grilled, the pineapple juice takes on a caramelly flavor that's great with the slightly sweet oakiness of warm climate Chardonnay.
Plus: F&W's Pork Cooking Guide
- 2 cups unsweetened pineapple juice
- 1 tablespoon finely grated fresh ginger, plus 2 tablespoons chopped ginger
- Four 6-ounce boneless pork loin chops
- 16 large scallions, trimmed
- Vegetable oil, for drizzling
- Salt and freshly ground pepper
- In a large, shallow dish, combine 1/2 cup of the pineapple juice and the grated ginger. Add the pork and turn to coat. Let stand at room temperature for 2 hours, turning often.
- Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine the remaining 1 1/2 cups of pineapple juice with the chopped ginger and boil over high heat until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 20 minutes; strain the juice.
- Light a grill. Remove the pork from the marinade. Drizzle the pork and scallions with oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the pork over high heat until nicely charred, about 3 minutes. Turn and grill for 2 minutes longer. Brush the chops with the reduced pineapple juice and grill, turning and brushing constantly, until richly glazed, about 1 minute. Transfer the pork to a platter. Grill the scallions, turning a few times, until wilted and charred in spots, about 2 minutes. Serve the pork chops with the scallions.
Try a Chardonnay from Argentina.