Monday, September 15, 2008

Another Delicious Marinade by Jon (for Pork Chops)


Several years ago our marinades consisted of something store bought, or a bottle of dressing. Over the past few years, however, Jon has become the master of marinades! He creates the most interesting and delicious marinades for meats and I love how he does it - mostly by smell. Check out the marinades tag to the left of this post to see his other concoctions.

Over the weekend we grilled some pork chops and of course I put Jon in charge of coming up with a marinade. When he asked what I wanted, I only told him I wanted him to create something new and I'd make the sides work with whatever flavors he chose.

Here is a list of ingredients in the marinade, amounts are approximate:
  • 1/3 - 1/2 c olive oil
  • 1.5 tbsp chili-garlic paste
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp white pepper
  • 2 tsp dried cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp dry vermouth

Jon's words: before marinating you have to stab stab stab the pork chops 57 times on each side. Maybe 37.

In other words, he made a lot of tiny holes in the chops with a fork to allow the marinade to really get into the meat. They then marinated for about 6 hours before we cooked them.

WOW - this was so delicious!!! It was perfect for pork, and Jon cooked them perfectly. The grill marks were beautiful and the pork was so juicy. This marinade may also work for chicken, but it's absolutely perfect for pork.

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1 comment:

Cate said...

I wish I had seen this earlier! I made pork chops last night but just did a simple honey and soy sauce marinade. This one sounds perfect and I'll definitely try it next time we have pork!