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Monday, June 6, 2022

Recipe: Pirates' Pork Chops

Pork chops are simmered in a tangy sauce with pineapple and raisins before serving over rice. A favorite growing up

Pirates' Pork Chops Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 (3/4 inch) thick pork chops

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pineapple chunks with juice

  • cup golden syrup

  • cup ketchup

  • teaspoon curry powder

  • teaspoon ground ginger

  • teaspoon salt

  • ? teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 3 tablespoons raisins

How to Make Pirates' Pork Chops

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pork chops and fry on each side until browned, about 3 minutes per side. Pour in the liquid from the pineapple chunks, saving pineapple for later. Stir in the golden syrup and ketchup and season with curry powder, ginger, salt and pepper. Reduce heat to medium, cover and simmer for 30 minutes, or until pork chops are tender.

  2. When the pork chops are tender, pour in the pineapple chunks and add the raisins. Heat through briefly, then serve.

Pirates' Pork Chops Nutritions

  • Calories: 292.2 calories

  • Carbohydrate: 42.6 g

  • Cholesterol: 32.5 mg

  • Fat: 8.7 g

  • Fiber: 1.3 g

  • Protein: 14 g

  • SaturatedFat: 2.4 g

  • ServingSize:

  • Sodium: 496.7 mg

  • Sugar: 28.9 g

  • TransFat:

  • UnsaturatedFat:

Pirates' Pork Chops Reviews

  • This is a basic family favourite for me too. I often add thin slivers of green and mostly, red sweet peppers. Fresh pineapple with its accumulated juices makes a tasty, less sweet version. Brown sugar can be used instead of golden syrup - or honey, sweetener of choice and to taste. Good recipe with shrimps instead of chops of chicken pieces. Very versatile recipe with many riffs possible. Thank you

  • Unusual combination of ingredients, but delicious Didnt have curry powder, so used a rounded tablespoon of curry paste instead; also used currants in stead of raisins. I had to stop cooking halfway to pick my husband up from football and this allowed flavours to blend nicely - will do this on purpose next time. Served it with mashed sweet potato and green beans. Perfect My family want me to make this again soon.

  • The flavor was good, but the cook time is way too long. Next time Ill brown the chops in a cast iron pan, 3 minutes each side on medium heat; after adding the sauce mixture to the pan Ill put it into the oven for 15 minutes at 350. I make pork chops using this method all the time and they turn out perfectly.

  • For me this recipe earned only a 3.5, tops. Not bad at all Just felt it was another version lacking certain ingredients for the recipe to be found here for "Bahama-Mama Pork Chops."Nothing went wrong, just the "oomph I think if you replaced the golden syrup with brown sugar here and omitted the chili sauce from the other recipe you would have a superb recipe in all Thank you for sharing

  • My husband who is a VERY picky eater loved this recipe. I used fresh pineapple and added about 1/2 cup of pineapple juice. I also used brown sugar instead of syrup and omitted the raisins. I will be making this recipe again.

  • Aye, tis fine food for pirates and land lubbers alike. Lots of flavor little fuss. The sauce for this dish is a tantalizing sweet and tangy glaze. I added a wee splash of rum in honor of pirates everywhere. This recipe is a treasure for sure.

  • Made this last night with chicken instead of pork and honey instead of golden syrup. It was great We really enjoyed the sweet sauce. I simmered the chicken for about 10 minutes after browning it. I recommend this It is a quick and easy meal for a weeknight supper.

  • This recipe is wonderful I modified it a little by adding red, orange, and green bell peppers just before adding the pineapple. Served over brown rice and with a tossed salad--magnifique

  • I am not the biggest fan of pork chops, but this recipe was fantastic Everyone enjoyed them. I served with rice and a veggie and it was a great meal. I substituted dark and light syrup mixed because I didnt have golden syrup. And I added a bit of corn starch to thicken up the sauce. Delicious

  • This was excellent My husband and children loved the taste of this dish. I made two changes; instead of golden syrup I use dark brown sugar and instead of pineapple chunks I used crushed pineapple because it was what I had on hand. The leftovers were even tasty

  • This dish was tasty but too sweet for us. The second time I made this I left out the syrup. Much better.

  • Ive had this in my recipe box for years but have always avoided making this because of the golden syrup. After reading that other cooks were using brown sugar, I gave this a try. Surprisingly my husband raved about this. My only complaint was that the curry flavor didnt come through very strongly.

  • Out of 5 people, 4 liked it, so thats how its rated. I added sweet potatoes too, not sure if I liked it or not. Like another reviewer, I also cooked chops in iron skillet and then baked it for about 20 mins after everything was added. Pork chops were super tender Will fix again - I think Ill add more raisins

  • Chops came out a bit dry; Im not certain why but it was a tasty dish.

  • Next time, Ill make this in the crock pot. The whole family liked the flavor, even the kids, but pork was a bit dry. I also used golden raisins instead of regular as I figured they would blend in better with the sauce and not "freak out" my finicky children. It worked

  • My whole family enjoyed this Followed exactly except I used brown sugar instead of the golden syrup. Served with rice and garlic green beans, I would make this again

  • Full of flavor and easy to make.

  • This was a great recipe, though I added some sliced onion and green pepper which i fried before teh meat, then once it was almost done, I added some sliced broccoli and beans just so that it could be an all in one meal and it was great, my boys loved it.

  • So wonderful I used honey inplace of the syrup. Other than that, I followed the recipe to a T. I didnt find the need to double the sauce, we liked it as it was. My kids, ages 3, 5, and 8 loved it as well. Oh, and also, I used the 20 oz can of pineapple chunks.

  • Made this for dinner and my 15 yr old daughter wasnt sure she wanted to try it Once she did she informed me that this is now her favorite meal it even beats out pizza and tacos in her opinion. I did not have any ginger, only had curry paste and used honey instead of golden syrup. My daughter and I really enjoyed this and we will be making this again. Thanks for this recipe

  • MMMM sooo goooood Chops were moist and delish. An odd combination of flavors with the curry powder but it works in such a delightful way I used brown sugar instead of the syrup per others suggestions and I left out the raisins. Everything else I followed to a T and it was so yummy This recipe is definitely going into the regular rotation

  • I used this recipe as inspiration for my own dish considering i lacked many ingredients to make this one, fantastic blend of flavors and the pinapple, raisins, pork, and rice work very well together as one dish.

  • I thought this was just okay. It was a nice change of pace from other pork chop recipes that I have but I didnt feel like it had as much flavor as I was hoping for. Maybe letting it sit like one reader had done, will help the flavors melt together.

  • Good recipe and golden syrup is superior (in my opinion) to corn syrup. Once discovering it I have used it on pancakes, etc. etc. In this recipe I used only half the amount called for because we dont like anything that sweet, but certainly preferred it over corn syrup or brown sugar. Good to see a recipe calling for this syrup.

  • Absolutely wonderful. Had to try just for the name and it will now be a staple in my recipe box.

  • This was great and my son loved it. We did a pirate theme for supper and it just got gobbled. Tangy enough, followed the recipe to the letter Thanks.

  • This is a simple and easy recipe. Both my husband and myself enjoyed this. I added some green and red pepper chunks which added both colour and flavour. Will definitely make this again. Thanks for the recipe, its nice to find something new to do with pork chops.

  • This was ok... family didnt care for it, SORRY

  • This was good but not phenomenal. Our chops were not as tender as Id like but the sauce flavor wasnt bad. I might make again.

  • I thought this was pretty good. My husband and 4-year old were a little less thrilled but didnt dislike it. I cubed the pork and substituted about 1/8 cup of maple syrup for the golden and thought it was plenty sweet.

  • These were good and fairly sweet. I didnt have any curry so left that out, and it probably would have balanced things out a bit. I fried the pork chops in olive oil instead of veg oil and just put salt and pepper right on the chops to taste rather than adding them to the sauce. I wasnt sure about syrup and ketsup together, but it was quite good.

  • Great taste and the curry isnt over-powering

  • This sauce was very good, but it didnt flavor the pork chops enough. Next time I will cube the pork, coat with flour, and brown first to give the sauce something to stick to. Ill also add more curry powder next time, and a dash of cayenne pepper.

  • I suppose this showed me just how much of a sweet tooth my dinner eaters have.. And.. they LOVED this dish. They RAVED in glowing terms and ate and gave thanks and ate and spoke appreciatively and ate :) really.. they loved this. I served it with some jamaican rice that was snazzed up with some coconut and something green on the side. They loved me more after this dinner ;)

  • Loved this, wasnt sure about it to start with but it is so delicious will definately cook again as I dont usually like pork but loved it. Great recipe and followed it completely

  • Tasty, quick and easy to make. Like others I thought the cooking time was too long. 20 minutes was enough. Next time I will put the stove fan on and open the windows a bit. The smell of the maple syrup cooking made the kitchen smell as if we had a fire. Thanks submitter.

  • This was fruity and delicious I used golden raisins, and thickened the pork chop juces after it was done with a little corn starch and water to make gravy for rice. The kids and I loved it

  • This wasnt bad, may have been better if I hadnt accidently poured the pineapple juice down the sink, so had to use OJ instead

  • The sweet, tangy sauce was amazing I left out the raisins and substituted brown sugar for golden syrup. I slightly increased the sauce and put in some frozen broccoli near the end, and even my picky boyfriend loved it.

  • I was a little unsure of the reception this would have with my teenage son but he stated that he would like again. I served with red potatoes and a medley of vegetables. Will fix againthank you

  • This was a great meal when paired with yellow saffron rice. I substituted honey for syrup and dijon mustard for ketchup ( I just dont like ketchup). Also added an orange pepper I had on hand. It was really good. thanks for the recipe

  • Yummy I used honey instead of Golden syrup (didnt have any on hand)served it over rice, and my family loved it The only thing I will do different next time is double the sauce so there is plenty to go with the rice. Thanks for the great recipe

  • I made this recipe tonight for something different besides the same old pork chops. i only changed one thing. instead of raisins i used mushrooms it was perfect.

  • Dont like curry so used some chopped garlic instead....Otherwise followed the recipe....I would make this again....

  • Love this recipe. Easy to make. Family loves it.

  • Cooked this recipe for my wife and I and we both loved it. Followed recipe exactly except I didnt add raisins. I added a can of sliced potatoes at the end and let them cook in the sauce. It was Outstanding. Will definately cook it again.

  • My husband loved it It is an explosion of flavor when you get the raisins, pineapple, and the pork together. I used crushed pineapple, and I will definitely make it again

  • Super-easy and yummy Even my 6-yo who normally doesnt like things saucy, gobbled it up I subbed honey for the golden syrup, otherwise followed the recipe as written. Nice flavour without tasting like curry or ginger Thanks for sharing

  • Pretty tasty I used honey instead of golden syrup, but otherwise stuck to the recipe as written. My family (all guys except me) gobbled it up. Cant ask for more than that Will definitely make again.

  • Fantastic Didnt have curry powder, so I used cumin pepper for the heat and added raw cane sugar and a little less syrup.Might use crushed pineapple next time...

  • This wasnt bad, but also not my favorite. The flavors werent what I was expecting.

  • Omitted ketchup, golden syrup, and raisins. Served with boxed potato pancakes- a very simple meal and yummy.

  • My family liked this, but Im not a fan of fruit/meat together.

  • We found this recipe to be very tasty and easy to make. I added 1 cup of left-over white wine to the mix and ran out of honey so I substituted and added some Karo Syrup to the honey I had. The entire family said it was a winner and wanted more.

  • This recipe was fabulous I added some vinegar and Worcestershire sauce to cut down on the sweetness (as others had mentioned it was too sweet) and used brown sugar instead of the syrup. I also thickened it after the meat was done. My husband loved it and has requested it again

  • I made this before off of Allrecipes. It was absolutely delicious so now Im making it again The only thing I change on this recipe is actually by adding a couple of shots of good dark spiced rum. Last time I used sailor Jerrys this time Im using Captain Morgans. I add it along with the pineapple juice and let it simmer. And then I follow through with the rest of ingredients and directions. I feel that the room gives it more of an authentic pirate flavor I guess you could say. Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum????

  • I made this just like the recipe said and found th chops never softened. So I tried it again this time in the crockpot. I let it slow cook for 6 hours. Yuummmmmmyyyyy lol the flavor.

  • This was pretty good. My whole gang loved the sauce. The only thing different I did was leave out the raisins.

  • My husband loved this. I followed another reviewer and sauted a little onion and some golden pepper. I subbed the same amount of sriracha for curry and maple syrup for the golden syrup. Omitted raisins because we were out. I served with brown rice and peas. I cooked it all on the stove because our electricity kept coming on and off. Next time Ill try baking it. Delicious

  • Needs some tweaking. Chops were pretty dry and really didnt inherit much flavor. Probably should shorten cook time, perhaps check with thermometer as it goes, rather than judge by time. Additionally, I used pineapple juice, and may have watered the sauce down too much. A thicker sauce may help. Good start with some interesting flavors, but needs some experimentation to dial in.

  • I tried this recipe on a whim.... and Im so glad I did Easy and exotic, a hit with my whole family (even the picky 6 yr. old).

  • I ended up using maple syrup instead (what I had on hand). I enjoyed the dish, the rest of my family thought it was too sweet.

  • This was a tasty change to the way we normally make pork chops. It was a little on the sweet side, but I would make it again.

  • Partially my fault - overcooked the chops while waiting for the rice.. Served it up with rice & yellow beans. Overall, very tasty twist for pork chops - not too sweet - used corn syrup instead of "golden syrup". Will definitely try again - and watch the clock closer.

  • Not impressed. Flavor of sauce is interesting but doesnt really permeate meat. Might be better if marinated for a few hours. Not on my list to make again.

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