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Jamaican Jerk Pork Chops with Mango Salsa

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Give an Island twist to your dinner tonight! Enjoy these grilled pork chops flavored by Jamaican jerk seasoning - served with mango salsa.

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 60 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

Jamaican Jerk Seasoning

2
teaspoons dried thyme leaves
1
teaspoon ground allspice
1
teaspoon packed brown sugar
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon cracked black pepper
1/4
to 1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
1/4
teaspoon crushed dried sage leaves
4
cloves garlic, finely chopped

Pork

4
pork loin or rib chops, 1/2 to 3/4 inch thick (1 1/2 to 2 lb)

Mango Salsa

1
medium mango, cut lengthwise in half, seed removed and chopped (1 cup)
1/4
cup finely chopped red onion
1
tablespoon finely chopped fresh or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1
small jalapeño chili, finely chopped (2 to 3 teaspoons)
2
tablespoons lime juice
1/8
teaspoon salt

Directions

  • 1 Make Jamaican Jerk Seasoning. Rub seasoning into pork chops. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes but no longer than 1 hour.
  • 2 Meanwhile, make Mango Salsa.
  • 3 Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat.
  • 4 Cover and grill pork chops over medium heat 9 to 12 minutes, turning once, until no longer pink when cut near bone. Serve with salsa.
  • 5 METHOD FOR JAMAICAN JERK SEASONING: In small bowl, mix all ingredients.
  • 6 METHOD FOR MANGO SALSA: In small glass or plastic bowl, mix all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Info

The Quick Take:

  • Calories 240
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 2 1/2g
  • Sodium 450mg

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Did You Know?

Expert Tips

Instead of making your own jerk seasoning, use 2 tablespoons of purchased Jamaican Jerk Blend seasoning. You’ll find it in the spice aisle of your supermarket.

Ratings & Reviews

We calculated the nutrition of this recipe at the time it was created on 06/26/2011. NOTE: We do not include optional ingredients in our calculations. If concerned about gluten-free, non-dairy, vegetarian or vegan status, always read ingredient labels to make sure each recipe ingredient meets requirements. Products and ingredient sources can change.

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NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 serving
Calories
240
(
Calories from Fat
60),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
7g
7%
(Saturated Fat
2 1/2g,
2 1/2%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
450mg
450%;
Total Carbohydrate
12g
12%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
7g
7%
),
Protein
34g
34%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 4 1/2 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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