This fruity spin on barbecued pork chops is special enough for company but ready in less than 45 minutes. For a complete meal, pair the recipe with a rice salad or simple steamed green beans or broccoli.

Source: Midwest Living


Recipe Summary

30 mins
42 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Pit and coarsely chop two plums. In a small saucepan, cook onion in 1 tablespoon hot oil over medium-high heat for about 4 minutes or until starting to soften, stirring occasionally. Add garlic; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Add chopped plums, ginger, lime juice, marmalade, soy sauce, ketchup and curry powder. Bring to a simmer and cook, uncovered, for about 5 minutes or until onions and plums are tender, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.

  • When mixture is cool enough to work with, transfer to a blender. Cover and blend until smooth. Return to saucepan and continue cooking, uncovered, for 10 to 15 minutes or until thickened to glaze consistency and reduced to about 1 cup, stirring occasionally.* Set aside half of the glaze to serve as sauce.

  • Halve and pit remaining plums. Brush cut side of plums and both sides of pork chops with remaining 1 tablespoon oil. Season pork to taste with salt and pepper. For a gas or charcoal grill, place chops on the grill rack directly over medium heat. Cover and grill chops 4 minutes. Add plums to grill, cut side down, and brush chops and plums with glaze. Cover and grill another 6 to 9 minutes or until plums are tender and lightly browned and chops are slightly pink inside and juices run clear (145°), turning once or twice (plums may be finished first).

  • Serve pork with grilled plums, reserved glaze and lime wedges.


*Glaze can be made up to a week ahead and kept covered in refrigerator. Warm to room temperature before using.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; fat 19g; cholesterol 64mg; saturated fat 3g; carbohydrates 32g; mono fat 7g; poly fat 3g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 23g; protein 25g; vitamin a 360.8IU; vitamin c 20.9mg; thiamin 0.4mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 6.9mg; vitamin b6 0.8mg; folate 15.7mcg; vitamin b12 0.5mcg; sodium 1019mg; potassium 607mg; calcium 65mg; iron 1.4mg.