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Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

GRILLED HAWAIIAN PORK CHOPS

Summer is all about grilling in my house!

I love having a variety of new grilling recipes to try out each summer. Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are one of those new recipes that we loved and will be making time and time again. Not only are these grilled pork chops super easy to make, they are flavorful and juicy. If you love tropical flavors, this is the meal for you.

A lot of people I talk to about pork often say that when they were younger they would eat pork and it tasted dry or overcooked. I am in this camp as well. Back in the 80’s and 90’s {boy do I feel old!} I ate one too many overcooked pork chops. Because of this many people are turned away from cooking pork. Well I am here to change this for you and teach you how to grill the perfectly juicy piece of pork. This will change your world…I promise! I love a good pork chop from time to time like these Breaded Oven Baked Pork Chops or these Garlic Butter Baked Pork Chops. I also love grilling pork, especially these Grilled Ribs with Spicy Peach Glaze

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

Today’s Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are simple to make. It is the perfect recipe to start with when grilling pork chops. The marinade uses four simple ingredients: soy sauce, ginger, crushed red pepper and garlic. It creates the perfect marinade for your pork chops. You start by marinading the pork in a ziplock bag for 2 hours in the fridge.

If you have been following along here at A Cedar Spoon you will know that I love marinades and use them a lot when grilling meats. I like that they help infuse flavors into the meat and keep them juicy when grilling. Today’s Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops are topped with a simple, sweet pineapple salsa. If you don’t have time to make that or don’t have the ingredients for it, no worries! These pork chops tastes great on their own with no topping at all!

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

When you are ready to cook the pork remove it from the fridge and let it sit out while you heat the grill. Once the grill is heated to medium-high heat you place the pork chops on the grill and let them sit for 6-7 minutes. Flip the pork to the other side and continue to cook until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees {about another 7 minutes for me}. The cook time of course depends on the thickness of your pork chops.

As you can see I used thicker pork chops so they might take a bit longer.  You will see a slight blush of pink when the pork is at 145 degrees. That is ok! In this case that little bit of pink is your friend.  It means the pork ins’t overcooked and will be juicy and packed with flavor. Once you pull the pork off of the grill place it in a baking dish and loosely cover the dish with foil. Let it rest for 3 minutes to ensure those juicy really set in! Place the grilled pineapple on a plate with the pineapple salsa and you have yourself the perfect summer meal!

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

 

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

Ingredients

  • 6 Pork Loin Chops {1 1/2 inch thick for each pork chops}

For the marinade:

  • 1/2 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger {1 Tablespoons fresh ginger}
  • 1/4 crushed red pepper {optional}
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground pepper

For the Pineapple Salsa:

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1 jalapeno, seeds removed, chopped
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeds removed, diced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 of a lime, juiced
  • Dash of salt

Instructions

  1. In a medium mixing bowl whisk together the soy sauce, ground ginger, crushed red pepper, garlic and pepper.
  2. In a large ziplock bag combine the pork chops and the marinade and refrigerate for 2 hours, making sure to massage the marinade into the pork chops.
  3. Pre-heat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  4. Place pork on the grill and let sit for 6-7 minutes. Flip the pork to the other side and continue cooking until it reaches an internal cooking temperature of 145 degrees {the total time will depend on the thickness and type of pork chop you use}, about another 6-7 minutes.
  5. Remove pork from the grill and cover loosely with foil. Let rest at least 3 minutes to ensure juicy pork.
  6. Place the grilled pork chops on each plate and top with a spoonful of pineapple salsa on each pork chop.

Notes

You can use whatever cut of pork chop you like but keep in mind cooking time will depend on the thickness. You will want it to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F.

Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops make a flavorful and easy summer meal that the whole family will love. Pork chops are marinated in a Hawaiian sauce, grilled to perfection and topped with a sweet pineapple salsa. 

Thanks to Ohio Pork for sponsoring today’s post. I am excited to be partnering with them this year to share more about pork and provide delicious, easy recipes for you to try! 

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Renee

Thursday 9th of May 2019

The flavors in these pork chops are outstanding! This will become a regular recipe for my summer grilling menu!

Julia

Thursday 9th of May 2019

Yes! The flavors are so good!

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Sheila

Sunday 8th of October 2017

This looks really good. In fact, I badly want to try this so, I am going out tomorrow and grab some ingredients. Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am so excited to enjoy this Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops.

Julia

Monday 9th of October 2017

I hope you like them! They are a favorite around here.

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