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
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:
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!