Grilling season again. And pork chops are a natural for this type of cooking. In this recipe we're using pork loin chops. They're real meaty, and with this zesty marinated recipe, real tasty. I've added fresh mint to the recipe for that extra zing.
GRILLED PORK CHOPS
4-5 loin pork chops (about 3 to 3 1/2 pounds)
1/2 cup honey
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
4 cloves garlic, peeled and finely minced
2 tablespoons fresh chopped oregano or 1 tablespoon dried
3 tablespoons fresh chopped thyme leaves
1/4 cup fresh chopped mint
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1. Wash pork chops under cold running water and pat dry with paper towels. Set aside.
2. Combine remaining ingredients in a bowl. Mix well.
3. Prick pork chops on each side with a knife or the tines of a fork. Coat both sides of chops with marinade mixture, rubbing well into the meat. Place in a covered dish and let stand at least 2 hours in the refrigerator for flavors to develop.
4, Start a charcoal or wood fire or preheat a gas grill. Fire should be moderately hot.
5. Grill about 10 minutes per side or until done.
Yield: 4 or more servings.
Labels: Associated Press, Barbecue chicken, Black pepper, Grilling, Marination, Olive oil, Pork tenderloin, Soy sauce, Tablespoon, Vinegar