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Grilled Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Cucumber-Onion Salad
1/2 yellow onion, roughly chopped
1 medium jalapeno, seeds removed and roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, roughly chopped
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 cups roughly chopped parsley (about 1 bunch)
1/2 tsp. salt
1 Tbsp. olive oil
2 Tbsp. dark rum (optional)
6 (4 to 5 oz.) center-cut boneless pork loin chops
2 English cucumbers, peeled, cut in half lengthwise, and thinly sliced in half-moon shapes
1 sweet onion, quartered, quarters thinly sliced widthwise
2 lbs. sweet potatoes
olive oil cooking spray
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
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Grilled Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Cucumber-Onion Salad

Grilled Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Cucumber-Onion Salad

Grilled Pork and Sweet Potatoes with Cucumber-Onion Salad
  • Servings:Serves 6
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:25 minutes
1. Place onion, jalapeno, garlic, lime juice, parsley, salt, and olive oil in a food processor or blender and process until smooth. Measure puree - there should be about 1 cup. Place half in a small bowl and cover and refrigerate.Return remaining half to the processor and add rum, if using, pulsing until combined.
2. Pat pork chops dry, then place in a shallow bowl. Pour puree from processorover the chops and spread to coat. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to overnight.
3. A half hour before you're ready to cook the chops, remove them from the fridge. Also remove the reserved puree from the fridge. Preheat the grill to medium-high heat.
4. Prepare salad. Add cucumbers and sweet onion to a medium bowl and toss withreserved puree to coat well. Cover and refrigerate.
5. Prepare the sweet potatoes. Peel and cut widthwise into 1/2-inch-thick circles. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet, spray with olive oil cooking spray, and sprinkle with half the pepper. Turn over and spray second side and sprinkle with remaining pepper.
6. Oil the grill and lay potato slices on the surface. Close grill and cook without turning for 4 to 6 minutes. Check one slice, and if browned, turn the remaining slices. Cook on the other side until tender, about 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to a plate and tent with foil to keep warm.
7. When potatoes have cooked on one side, lay chops on the grill and cook 4 minutes without moving. Turn and cook another 4 minutes or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove from the grill and let pork rest 3 minutes before serving.
8. Divide chops, sweet potatoes, and cucumber-onion salad among 6 plates,and serve.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, July -,- August 2012