Thursday, February 11, 2010

Simple Grilled Pork Chop Recipe

There are countless recipes available on the web for grilled pork chops. You can imagine the chaos one will experience in deciding the best recipe. I stumbled upon one recipe from and at first I didn't have high expectations of it as it only had a few simple ingredients. However, I was greatly suprised as the dish actually turned out really well and it has been a favourite in the house. Furthermore, you don't really need overnight marinating but certainly no harm will be done if one decides to do so. What is unique about this recipe is that it has a dry rub first followed by a wet rub/typical barbecue sauce when you lay your pork chops/fillets on the grill. I actually used center cut pork chops without bone which are more tender and requires less time on the grill. The sauce goes deliciously with the pork chops and you can eat it with rice or mashed/baked potatoes. Its a no fuss meal that the family and kids will enjoy.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop and 1 1/2 tablespoons sauce)
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup ketchup ( I mixed tomato with chilli ketchup)
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce (I used 1 1/2 teaspoons Kikoman soy sauce)
pepper to taste (I used cayenne pepper for the extra heat)

6 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon garlic salt ( I mixed 1 teaspoon of garlic powder with 1/4 teaspoon salt)
1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper
I added extra 1 teaspoon paprika

Cooking spray
Prepare grill or broiler.

To prepare sauce, combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Place 1/4 cup sauce in a small bowl, and set aside.

Trim fat from pork. Combine the thyme, garlic salt, and pepper; sprinkle over pork. Place pork on a grill rack or broiler pan coated with cooking spray; cook 6 minutes on each side, basting with remaining sauce. Serve pork chops with reserved 1/4 cup sauce.

Note: This recipe yields very little sauce so you might want to double/triple the amount of sauce as you need to baste the pork chops on the grill before flipping over.

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