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21 February 2020 ( 1152 views )
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THE BEST PORK CHOP MARINADE

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ c. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 4 bone-in pork chops

Instructions

  • In a small bowl whisk all the ingredients except the pork chops.
  • Add pork chops to a resealable zip lock bag or large bowl and pour the marinade over the top of the pork chops. Squeeze as much air out of bag as possible and seal.
  • Marinate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat grill or grill pan to medium heat. Place pork chops on grill or in pan. Discard remaining marinade.
  • Grill over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the middle of the meat reaches 145 degrees F. Remove from grill.
  • Let pork chops stand for 3-5 minutes before serving.

Notes

  • FREEZER METHOD: Freeze uncooked pork in bag with marinade. To use, completely thaw in refrigerator. Grill as directed.
  • The soy sauce in this recipe acts as a brine, which injects the pork with tons of flavor and makes it juicy. It's way better than your basic salt and water brine because it also brings a flavor to your marinade.
  • After a hour the pork chops will already benefit from the marinating. I prefer to let them marinate for at least 8 hours and up to 24 hours to get the most out of the marinade!
  • After five days you want to discard the pork chops if they are in the marinade that long. This is due to food safety concerns.
  • Research shows that pork can be consumed safely when cooked to an internal temperature of 145 degree F and followed by a three minute rest time. This yields a finished product that is pinker in color than home cooks were used to, but no worries it's totally safe!

Nutrition

Calories: 460kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 36g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 116mg | Sodium: 1253mg | Potassium: 685mg | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin C: 1.8mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1.9mg

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