Blackened Pork Chops with a Pineapple – Mango Salsa

I was inspired by a dish I saw over at Jenn’s Food Journey for spicy pork chops with a mango and pineapple salsa. I decided to use the blackened seasoning from my Blackened Flank Steak for the pork chops because I didn’t have time to marinate them. The spicy pork tasted fantastic with the sweet and spicy salsa. I used much less seasoning on the kids pork so it wasn’t too spicy for them but enough to give it flavor. My whole family, including my kids, loved this dish. Thanks for the inspiration Jenn!

Blackened Pork Chops with a Pineapple – Mango Salsa:
Adapted recipe by For the Love of
Inspired by Jenn’s Food Journey


Blackened Seasoning:

  • 1/2 tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 1/4 tsp thyme
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp celery salt
  • Dash of cayenne
  • 4 pork pork chops

Combine the spices together and mix thoroughly. Sprinkle on each side of the pork chops.

Pineapple – Mango Salsa:

  • 1 ripe mango, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small fresh pineapple, diced
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 1 jalapeño, seeded and diced
  • 1-2 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • Juice of 1 lime
Chop all the ingredients and place in a bowl, add the lime juice and combine gently until well mixed.

Heat the grill pan on medium high heat and coat with olive oil cooking spray. Cook the pork chops for 4-5 minutes per side or until it’s cooked through. Let the meat rest for 5 minutes. Serve the pork chops with the pineapple – mango salsa. Enjoy.

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