Monday, August 31, 2009

A Perfect Marinade

Pork chops on the grill...that means Jon is coming up with another marinade! This one would also work well on chicken.

We decided on Asian flavors, and he kept if very simple. For 2 butterflied pork chops:

  • 1/3 c soy sauce
  • Juice of 1/2 lime
  • 3 cloves garlic grated with a microplane
  • 1/4 tsp sesame oil
  • Handful freshly chopped cilantro

Marinate chops for 4-6 hours.

When Jon grilled the chops, he seared them over high heat first (400 degree grill), and then turned all of the burners to low and let them cook another 12 minutes (these chops were butterflied so they were somewhat thin). The result - perfectly tender and juicy chops.

The chops really took on a ton of flavor and color from this marinade - we were amazed at how good they were. Jon said that this combo of flavors - garlic, lime, and cilantro - is the new holy trinity for marinades and he wants to experiment with adding other flavors. Sounds good to me!

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