Take 5 minutes in the morning to get these pork chops marinating so they're ready to grill the same night or even the next day.

Carolyn Malcoun
Source: EatingWell Magazine, August/September 2006




Ingredient Checklist
Blueberry-Ginger Relish


Instructions Checklist
  • To marinate: Place pork chops in a large sealable plastic bag. Whisk soy sauce, sherry, garlic, brown sugar and crushed red pepper in a small bowl. Add the marinade to the bag, seal and turn to coat. Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or overnight.

  • To prepare relish: About 20 minutes before grilling the pork, combine blueberries, shallot, chile, cilantro, lime juice, ginger and salt in a small bowl.

  • Preheat grill to high. Remove the pork chops from the marinade (discard marinade). Grill the chops 3 to 5 minutes per side. Let them rest for 5 minutes before serving with the relish.


Make Ahead Tip: Marinate the pork (Step 1) for up to 1 day.

Ingredient Note: The “cooking sherry” sold in many supermarkets can be surprisingly high in sodium. We prefer dry sherry, sold with other fortified wines in your wine or liquor store.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

219 calories; protein 28.5g; carbohydrates 7.6g; dietary fiber 1g; sugars 4.2g; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 2.3g; cholesterol 87.5mg; vitamin a iu 150.1IU; vitamin c 6.2mg; folate 5.8mcg; calcium 30.9mg; iron 1.1mg; magnesium 32.7mg; potassium 443mg; sodium 272.2mg; thiamin 0.7mg.

Reviews (7)

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  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
The Blueberry Ginger Relish was absolutely DELICIOUS! But I didn't like it at with the pork. It would have been much better with fish. I usually put out a variety of relishes during the holiday season to go with our turkey. I believe this would be just as good with turkey as my Cranberry Relish. This relish will be on the table this year. Of course I have to buy the blueberries now and freeze them. I gave this a 4 star because the combination of the relish with the pork wasn't quite right! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Give your lips a treat! The first taste was an explosion for my tastebuds. The combination of the spice from the ginger pepper shallot and cilantro duel with the sweet from the blueberries. A perfect match! I picked 10 lbs. of blueberries the day before I made this relish. By chance I discovered this recipe and it will be a regular on my table. Pros: Easy tastes fantastic and off the beaten track. I too will add this to my Thanksgiving table. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
LOVE this recipe!!! Definitely a keeper! Making it for the second time tonight. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
WOW! I'm surprised there's not more reviews for this one! It's outstanding! The pork tenderloins were super flavorful with the marinade (we brushed some on to boost the flavor early in grilling). The relish was fresh and really was fabulous in combination with the pork. Would definitely make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Simple and flavorful Made this for dinner tonight and it was a hit! I didn't have sherry so I just used chardonnay in the marinade and it was fine. Also I used half a small jalapeno instead of a serrano pepper and it had just enough heat for us. I imagine that a whole serrano pepper might be way too much especially if you are planning to feed this to children. As we made it my two-year-old happily ate some of the pork and picked the blueberries out of the salsa. I agree with the other reviewer that said this is a great meal to make for company because it seems really special but it is super easy. Pros: easy delicious Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Fast Fancy & Delicious Great alternative to using blueberries for fatty desserts and baked goods. This came together very quickly and tasted spectacular! We had a guest over and I was very pleased because with the blueberries this has the feel of a special dish. Read More