Hawaiian Pork Chops with a Spicy Pineapple Juice Reduction

Printed from Jenn's Food Journey
Pork recipe adapted from Cooking.com
Reduction recipe created by Jenn's Food Journey
- Serves 2 -

2 boneless pork loin chops
For the brine -
4 cups water
1 Tablespoon salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
For the marinade -
5oz pineapple juice
2 scallions, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1 Tablespoon soy sauce
drop of sesame oil
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon pepper
For the reduction -
6oz pineapple juice
1 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes

In a large measuring cup, combine all the ingredients for the brine. Place the pork chops in a resealable bag or large bowl and pour the brine over it. Seal/cover and place in refrigerator for 2 hours. Remove from brine and thoroughly rinse the pork under cold water and pat dry.

Mix together all the ingredients for the marinade. Place the pork in another resealable bag and pour the marinade over it. Seal and again, place in refrigerator for 1-2 hours.

To make the reduction: In a small saucepan, over medium heat, add all the reduction ingredients. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to low. Simmer until the juice has been reduced and thickened. Remove from heat and allow to cool.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F. Remove the pork from the bag and discard the marinade. Place the pork on the grill and grill for about 5-8 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 140-145 degrees F. Remove from grill and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Serve with reduction sauce and enjoy!