May 18, 2008

Mojo Pork Chops



Ingredients:
marinade:
5 cloves garlic, grated
1 jalapeno pepper, seeds removed and minced
3/4 cup sour orange juice*
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon oregano
salt
pepper

3 or 4 thick cut, boneless pork chops
2 tablespoons olive oil

Directions:
Whisk all of the ingredients to the marinade together. Pour over pork chops and marinate for 2-6 hours. Heat oil in a large skillet. Drain pork and reserve marinade. Add pork to skillet and cook about 5 minutes on each side. Make sure they are completely cooked through. Remove the chops to a plate and cover. Add marinade to the skillet and bring to a boil until it reduces to a glaze, about 2 minutes. Drizzle over pork chops before serving.

*Available bottled at most well-stocked grocery stores. Substitute fresh sour orange juice or a 50/50 combo of orange and lime juice.

My thoughts:
Best pork chops ever! Simple, but so juicy and full of flavor. I bet they would be good out on the grill as well, but we just ordered a grill and it hasn't arrived yet so I did the skillet method. If you are not a sauce person, feel free to leave it off, the pork has plenty of flavor as-is.

7 comments:

  1. I really like the sound of these pork chops.

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  2. I second what Jules said. Sounds delish. And now for some reason I'm getting the urge to do up some cochinita pibil.

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  3. I love my pork a little sweet and spicy. This recipe looks fabulous.

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  4. Oooooooh. I definitely want to try the grilled version of this. Sounds tastey.

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  5. I really like the sound of this, maybe I will make it for your contest!

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  6. I just wanted to let you know that I shared this recipe with my WLS message board... I gave them the link to it... but I can't wait to try this!!

    Shannon
    http://whimsicalchaos.wordpress.com/

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  7. We made these last night, and they were great! Did the chops on the grill and cooked down the glaze stove top. Easy and very tasty, great recipe.
    Thanks!

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