Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Cooking for Callum: Grilled Pineapple Pork Chops (Gluten, Dairy & Egg Free Dinner)

One of Callum's earliest favorites, it's both sweet and safe for little ones under a year as it does not contain honey.  Three out of three kids in our family gobble it up, even when grumpy.  And it's fast!  Less than 5 minutes prep the night before, and then a quick trip to the grill.


1 (8oz) can pineapple rings, juice drained and reserved
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup (gluten-free) soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
pork chops (we do 2+ lbs, any cut other than super thick)
black pepper, when I remember

Dump pineapple juice, brown sugar, soy sauce, and garlic powder in a large plastic zip-lock bag. Get your squish on until sugar dissolves in marinade.  Add pork, squeeze out any air, and refrigerate overnight, the longer the better.  Done!  (Making it same day, no matter how early, is not long enough.)

Next day remove from marinade and grill until browned and meat shows good grill marks.  Brush with marinade as it cooks, discard excess.  Grill pineapple.

Once again, we serve with my bff Trader Joe's 3 minute microwave brown rice (gluten-free) or Rice Medley (contains barley) + veggie and a salad.
Bon appétit!

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