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Pork Chops With Tropical Salsa


2 pounds boneless pork chops

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon ground cumin

Вј teaspoon salt

Вј teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1 tablespoon oil or fat of choice


2 medium ripe mangoes, peeled, pitted and diced

1/3 cup diced red bell pepper

Вј cup finely minced fresh mint

3 tablespoons minced red onion

1 tablespoon fresh lime juice

  1. Pat the pork chops dry and sprinkle both sides with the garlic powder, cumin, salt and pepper.
  2. Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large stainless-steel skillet that is already hot. When the oil is barely smoking, add the pork chops, sear for approximately 5 minutes on the first side, and then turn over and sear for 3 to 4 minutes, or until the internal temperature is 145В°F. Remove the pork chops to a large plate and let rest.
  3. While the pork is resting, combine all the salsa ingredients in a medium bowl. Serve the pork chops topped with the salsa.

VARIATIONS: If you can’t find mangoes, feel free to substitute pineapple. This dish would also be great with chicken or fish in place of the pork.