Easy paleo weeknight dinner: grilled pork chop with pineapple peach compote

 

I love quick, easy and budget friendly paleo recipes.  Especially ones that can be done on the grill! Anything that makes less of a mess in the house is a win for me. This entire meal from start to finish was about 15 min!  I keep seeing recipes with peaches everywhere!  It kind of screams summer.  My coworker was saying how she wanted to marinate some pork chops in pineapple juice and grill both the pineapple rings and the pork chop.  Since I had been wanting to grill peaches, and the pineapple thing sounded awesome, I decided to combine the two.  The store was out of pineapple rings in the store brand, so I decided to buy the pineapple chunks in 100% juice.  The pineapple would be too small to put on the grill so I decided to simmer them (juice and all) on stove top.  The juice of the pineapple soaks into the peaches… yumm!! The sweetness pairs nicely with the pork.

pineapple peach compote

 

15 min dinner: grilled pork chop with pineapple peach compote

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

15 min dinner: grilled pork chop with pineapple peach compote

Ingredients

  • 4 boneless pork chops
  • Pineapple chunks in 100% juice 14 oz
  • 2 peaches
  • Asparagus
  • Olive oil to coat
  • Salt to season
  • Pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Turn grill on to medium
  2. Dice peaches about the same size as pineapple chunks
  3. Heat the can of pineapple chunks with the juice and diced peaches on medium on stovetop
  4. Bring fruit mixture to a simmer stir occasionally and allow to cook until juices evaporate
  5. Meanwhile trim asparagus and coat with olive oil, salt and pepper to season.
  6. Coat porkchop with a little olive oil.
  7. Place pork chop on grill along with asparagus
  8. Grill each side of pork chop for 4-5 min, asparagus will be ready in 5-6 min.
  9. When pork chops are finished, fruit compote should be finished and ready to top the pork
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The asparagus are REALLY good grilled with the light grill marks on them.

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Before eating paleo, I would have still been starving after this meal with no carbs on the plate.  In the beginning of eating paleo, I would have added a sweet potato to help fill me up.  I still eat a good amount of carbs a day between fruit for snacks and starchy veggies.  If my meal doesn’t include a starchy vegetable I am just as satisfied.  Amazing how our bodies can adjust and adapt!

About paleofoode@paleofoode.com

I am passionate about sharing what has worked for me for food freedom. I am a mom and a nurse. I love the science and research behind paleo/primal life style; its the nurse in me :) Its not always easy following paleo in the busy modern world we live in. I have learned how to make it work for my busy life and hope to help other’s along the way. I love food, but now I love how it no longer has control over me!

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