Broiled Pork Chops with Spicy Pineapple Salsa


 (Will Budiaman)

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Here's a quick and easy weeknight meal for two that takes less than 30 minutes to put together. These pork chops are a tad on the spicy side (OK, they're actually really spicy), but feel free to use fewer chiles in the salsa or substitute something a bit less potent, such as serranos or jalapeños.


  • 2 1-inch thick, bone-in pork chops (about 1 1/4 pounds total)
  • 1 cup Finely diced pineapple
  • 3 tablespoon Minced red onion
  • 1/4 cup Chopped cilantro
  • 1/4 cup Chopped mint
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 2 Thai bird's-eye chiles, stemmed and chopped finely
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Step 1

  • Preheat the broiler. Let the pork chops come to room temperature.

Step 2

  • Meanwhile, combine the pineapple, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro, mint, lime juice, and chiles in a bowl and set aside.

Step 3

  • Coat the pork chops with the olive oil on both sides and season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Step 4

  • Place under the broiler and cook until a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part without touching the bone reads at least 145 degrees, about 6 minutes.

Step 5

  • Transfer to plates, season the salsa with salt, to taste, mix well, and top the chops with the salsa.

Step 6

  • Let the chops rest for about 10 minutes before serving.