It was almost 2 hours before noon time, me and my wife were thinking what to prepare for lunch. She was looking for something sweet and I am craving in pork meat for almost a week. I looked in the cabinet and I saw a can of pineapple slices that we bought this morning from grocery store. So I sit in front of my computer to find out what recipes are suit in my resources. Google displayed different dishes with pork and pineapple. I decided to choose “Pork Chop Aloha”, since it is very simple to prepare and I have all the ingredients that I need.
Instead of plain pork chop and pineapple, we want something with a twist. So my wife suggest to add bell pepper and white onion to gives more color to the dish and also help to produce aromatic smell. So I opened the fridge and grabbed all the things I need. Here are the ingredients that good for 4 servings.
4 pieces pork chops, 1-inch thick
1 can pineapple slices, reserve the juice
1 white onion
1 green bell pepper
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
salt and pepper to taste
You may also use honey and brown sugar to caramelize and to add sweetness to your dish. But I think pineapple juice is enough to give sweet flavor, so I suggest to minimize the brown sugar.
The procedure is so simple, first marinate pork chops with salt and pepper then set aside for 15 minutes. Grab a non-stick pan then melt butter and fry pork chops for 5 minutes each side or until golden brown and tender. Remove the meat from the pan and set aside.
In a same pan, reduce oil up to 2 tablespoons then saute onion and bell pepper. Pour pineapple juice, soy sauce, honey and brown sugar if using. Bring to boil then add pork chops and pineapple slices, cover the pan and simmer in a low heat for 2 minutes then you’re done! The taste is so good and of course my wife really loves it.
Here’s my rating:
Food Preparation: 9/10
Cooking Time: 8/10
Utensils and Equipment: 9/10
Health Benefits: 7/10