When your sweet tooth grabs a strong hold of your cravings, better listen to it and give your body what it is asking for! The trick, however, is to choose natural sweeteners and toss in a bite of protein for good measure. When desserts are out of question, know that pineapple pork chops are definitely in.
What makes this Hawaiian marinade particularly special, is the coconut aminos. If you don’t have a bottle stocked in your cupboard or pantry, better pick one up the next time you are out shopping for health-filled foods, because it can come in handy as a quick fix for a salad, or add a depth of flavor to your maple-crusted salmon. Coconut aminos are a sauce made from fermented coconut-blossom nectar, in another words the sap, and then blended with sea salt. You can often, not always, use it as a substitute for any recipe that calls for soy sauce, keeping in mind that it does add more sweetness to the finished dish, and when you add it to grilled pineapple, something amazing happens.
To achieve an additional burst of flavor, consider making your own homemade barbecue sauce for serving the pineapple chops with. Insider’s tip: make sure to invest your time into making a double batch, as it can be saved for up to two weeks in the fridge. This will allow you to bake some appetizing BBQ beef ribs the following week, as well as have some extra sauce on hand for BBQ chicken wings any night of the week.
Grilled Hawaiian Style Pork Chops Recipe
Protein: 61g / %
Carbs: 43g / %
Fat: 26g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 4 to 6 pork chops
- 1/4 cup coconut aminos
- 1/4 cup ketchup
- 1/4 cup pineapple juice
- 1/4 cup raw honey
- 1 tbsp. fresh ginger
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 fresh pineapple, sliced
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Homemade BBQ sauce, optional
- In a bowl whisk together the coconut aminos, ketchup, pineapple juice, raw honey, ginger, garlic, red pepper flakes, and season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Lightly brush the pineapple slices with the sauce, and pour the remaining sauce over the pork chops; let marinate 30 minutes.
- Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
- Grill the pork chops 4 to 5 minutes per side, or to desired doneness.
- Grill the pineapple slices 1 to 2 minutes per side.
- Serve the pork chops with the pineapple slices, and top with your favorite BBQ sauce.