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Cuban Garlic Lime Pork Chops


Cuban Garlic & Lime Pork Chops

Cuban Garlic & Lime Pork Chops

Make-Ahead Time 1 day before cooking

Final Prep and Cook Time 16 minutes

Yield

Makes 4 servings

Ingredients

4 boneless pork top loin chops, 3/4 inch thick (about 1-1/2 pounds)
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons lime juice
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 small seedless oranges, peeled and chopped
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons chopped onion
2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

Preparation

  1. Place pork in large resealable food storage bag. Add oil, juices, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper flakes. Seal bag and shake to evenly distribute marinade; refrigerate up to 24 hours.
  2. To make salsa, combine oranges, cucumber, onion and cilantro in small bowl; toss lightly. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour or overnight. Add remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt just before serving.
  3. To complete recipe, remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Grill or broil pork 6 to 8 minutes on each side or until pork is no longer pink in center. Serve with salsa.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1 pork chop with 1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon salsa
Fiber 3 g
Carbohydrate 12 g
Cholesterol 94 mg
Saturated Fat 2 g
Total Fat 11 g
Calories from Fat 33 %
Calories 307
Protein 39 g
Sodium 610 mg

Dietary Exchange

Meat 5
Vegetable 1/2
Fruit 1/2

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