DUDE. This was awesome. It may look a little dry and boring in this picture but believe you me, the flavors were packed with a punch. I’m going to try to make a better effort to give you a heads up of the ingredients you’ll need to make this. I don’t measure stuff- sorry. I love you guys, but I don’t have time to keep track of measurements and crap. Either way, hopefully it’ll give you a better idea of what you’ll need before we start.
So go ahead and preheat your oven to about 400* and cut up your potatoes. I decided to use half sweet potatoes and 1/2 white potatoes for an interesting combo in the meal. For this particular meal, I tooootally recommend it! Put your chopped taters in a bowl and toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. I usually don’t use pepper, but it’s nice here.
Lay the potatoes out on a baking sheet and stick in the preheated 400* oven.
For your pineapple salsa, simply cut up a handful of pineapple (fresh, frozen or canned, though fresh os obviously best), a wedge or two of lime, a clove or two of garlic, a little bit of ginger and 1/2 fresh jalapeno with or without seeds.
You’ll want two pans heating up. One for your pork and one for your salsa. If you’re a multitasker you can do both pans at once. Otherwise, saute your pork in a heated, greased pan with simple salt and pepper on both sides. Cook it fast and hot to keep the juices in!
In another heated, greased pan, throw the jalapenos on the hot dance floor. You don’t have to, but I wanted to cook them just a little longer than the garlic to bring the heat down. After about 30 seconds add the ginger and garlic and stir.
Now add your handful o’ pineapple and squeeze the fresh lime on top too. I only had frozen pineapple so I got a pleasant sizzle when it touched the hot pan. You want to cook this for just a few minutes until the pineapple is hot and the salsa has started to slightly boil. Set aside when it’s done.
By this time your taters should be done. Go ahead and plate them. By the way, cut the potatoes in any shape you want- doesn’t have to be square like this.
Then place the pork chops on top with a huge spoonful of the salsa and fresh cilantro on top. Oh baby, this was to die for!
2 Thin pork chops- $.72
1/2 sweet potato- $.10
1/2 white potato- $.10
Handful of pineapple ~$.15
1/2 Jalapeno- $.07
One serving: $1.14