Sweet ‘n Tangy Pineapple Marinade

October 19, 2017 10:00 am

The sweet and tart, fruity flavours of this marinade complement the saltiness of pork beautifully. In fact, it’s so good that you’ll be coming back for seconds – and thirds – and fourths.


1 ½ cups unsweetened pineapple juice
3 onions, white parts sliced into thin rounds
3 tablespoons fresh ginger root, peeled and minced
3 tablespoons soy sauce, reduced-sodium
2 tablespoons Asian sesame oil, dark
2 tablespoons light brown sugar
¾ teaspoon black pepper, freshly ground
½ teaspoon coarse salt


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, 3 tablespoons oil, the ginger, sugar, chopped onion, and ½ teaspoon pepper.
  2. Arrange pork chops in a baking dish. Reserve 3 tablespoons marinade, and pour remainder over pork chops. Marinate, covered with plastic wrap, flipping chops halfway through, for 45 minutes.
  3. Heat remaining tablespoon oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Remove pork chops from marinade, and sear for 3 ½ to 4 minutes. Reduce heat to medium. Flip chops and sear until just cooked through, 3 ½ to 4 minutes more. Transfer chops to a board or platter. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Add reserved 3 tablespoons marinade to skillet. Simmer over medium heat until thickened, about 30 seconds. Spoon sauce over chops. Garnish with thinly sliced onion.