Wednesday, July 29, 2009

He's at it again..another (delicious) marinade

My friend Jenny was over on Monday night to watch the season finale of the Bachelorette, sure to be the most dramatic ending ever (don't they say that every season?). Jon didn't watch with us, and was happy to spend some time in the kitchen creating another new marinade for the next night's dinner - grilled pork chops.

We were both laughing as we watched him go from the spice cabinet to the fridge, back to the spice cabinet then to the pantry, to the liquor closet, and back to the fridge. Chopping and whisking and smelling, he puts a lot of thought and creativity into these marinades!

This ended up being a pretty simple one with a lot of flavor, but not overpowering at all.

Estimated amounts -
  • Juice and zest of one lime
  • 1 tbsp horseradish
  • 3 cloves of garlic, grated through the microplane
  • 1 tsp ground black pepper
  • To add some bulk, he added about 1/4 c white wine.

The chops marinated overnight. Even though there was lime in the marinade and the chops began to turn white, this is ok. The acid in the juice acts as a tenderizer and helps keep the moisture in. So don't be scared to use lime or lemon juice overnight in marinades!

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