Mojo Criollo Marinated Pork with Grilled Jalapeño & Pineapple Relish

Pork chops get wildly flavorful with a tangy garlic-meets-citrus Mojo Criollo marinade. Add the fire for perfect grill marks. Then pass it to the plate and top with a spicy grilled jalapeño and pineapple relish for flavor done right.

Serves: 6
  • Mojo Criollo Marinated Pork:
  • Grilled Jalapeño & Pineapple Relish:
15 mins Prep time 20 mins Cook time
15 mins Prep time
20 mins Cook time
  • For the Pork, mix Marinade, jalapeño and cilantro in small bowl. Reserve 1/4 cup of the marinade mixture for brushing pork during grilling. Place pork in large resealable plastic bag or glass dish. Add remaining marinade mixture; turn to coat well. Refrigerate 30 minutes or longer for extra flavor.

  • Meanwhile, for the Relish, grill jalapeños and bell peppers over medium-high heat until slightly charred and softened, turning occasionally. Cool slightly. Seed and coarsely chop jalapeños and bell peppers. Place all peppers into medium bowl. Add remaining Relish ingredients; toss to coat well. Let stand at least 30 minutes to blend flavors.

  • Remove pork from marinade. Discard any remaining marinade.

  • Grill pork over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes per side or until desired doneness, brushing with reserved marinade. Serve pork with Jalapeño & Pineapple Relish.

Cooking tip

Click here for DIY Spicy Pineapple Vinegar (and pickled pineapple).

Store any leftover Jalapeño & Pineapple Relish in refrigerator.  Serve on grilled chicken, seafood, turkey burgers and fish or shrimp tacos.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 206Calories: 206Cholesterol: 73mg
  • Sodium: 473mgProtein: 23g
  • Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3g
  • Fiber: 1gCarbohydrate: 6g