Monday, June 24, 2019

Lime Marinade for Grilled Pork Chops

Pork chops flavored in a lime marinade are tender. Lightly glazed with a homemade chutney is a delicious combination. Marinate for a minimum of 3 hours or overnight, but no longer than 48 hours or you’ll have pork chops with a strong lime flavor. I’d marinate in the morning, then when I get home from work they will be ready to throw on the grill. 😀 Serves 4 Total Time: 30 minutes + marinating 3-24 hours


4 thick pork chops

1/2 cup fresh lime juice
1 teaspoon ground coriander
1 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon turmeric

2/3 cup homemade fruit chutney
2 tablespoons cider vinegar or raspberry vinegar
1 lime, sliced for garnish

Fruit Chutney:
4 cups yellow onion
1 tbsp minced garlic
8 cups fresh fruit of choice
1 cup dried fruit of choice
2 fresh chilies of choice
1 tsp salt


Heat 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat. Add 4 cups chopped yellow onion and cook until beginning to brown. Add 1 tbsp minced garlic and cook until fragrant, 30 seconds. Add 8 cups prepared fresh fruit, 1 cup dried fruit of choice (think apricots, currants, golden raisins), chopped, 1 cup granulated or brown sugar, 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup water, 2 fresh chilies of choice, seeded (1 tsp red pepper flakes work here too) and 1 tsp salt. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Reduce heat to a simmer and cook until thickened, 30 to 40 minutes. To know it’s done, place a spoonful of chutney on a plate and draw a line through the center. If the line holds and the chutney doesn’t bleed into the middle, it’s done.

For variations, try mixing in: Cranberries Apple Rhubarb Cherry-Nectarine Strawberry

Grilled Pork Chops Directions:

Trim fat and score edges to prevent curling while grilling. Place into a glass or plastic container that ha a lid. Prepare marinade by combining all ingredients then pour over pork chops to coat evenly. Cover and refrigerate for 3-24 hours.

Preheat barbecue for medium heat. Grill 18-20 basting with the marinade and turning occasionally to keep from burning until done to your liking. Put the chutney in a blender and add the vinegar, process until smooth. Brush chops with chutney the last few minutes of grilling. Serve immediately. Yum Yum!

No comments:

Post a Comment