Teriyaki Pork Chops with Blueberry-Ginger Relish

Simple Healty Dinner RecipesIf you like simple healthy dinner recipes, this one is for you.  Healthy eating, combined with a daily exercise program, will help you maintain a healthy weight.

4 Bone-In Center-Cut Pork Chops – trimmed of fat
3 Tablespoons Reduced-Sodium Soy Sauce
2 Tablespoons Dry Sherry (see Ingredient Note)
2 Cloves Garlic – crushed
1 Teaspoon Brown Sugar
¼ 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 Tablespoon Minced Fresh Ginger
¼ Teaspoon Salt

Recipe Directions

  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 3-5 minutes per side.  Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving with the relish.

Tip: Marinate the pork (Step1) for up to 1 day.
Ingredient Note: The “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be surprisingly high in sodium.  We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.
Servings – 4.  Per serving – Calories 229, Fat 8g, Carbohydrates 7g, Cholesterol 81mg, Sodium 273mg, Fiber 1g
Nutrition Bonus: Selenium – 67% daily value

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