Ginger Spiced Grilled Pork Chops

Ginger Spiced Grilled Pork Chops
Ginger Spiced Grilled Pork Chops

Whenever I am at the butcher I frequently gravitate toward pork. In my opinion, it may be the most underrated meat out there. Many people seem to overlook pork in favor of chicken, especially in a culture where eating healthy became almost synonymous with salads and skinless, boneless chicken breast. But in reality, pork stacks up there pretty well with chicken, and is often more cost effective.

Pork, the other white meat, can be a great choice in a healthy eating lifestyle. The key is to prepare pork that is lean with visible fat trimmed. 'Top loin and sirloin pork chops are leaner than blade cut pork chops, which have 8 grams of fat and 2 grams of saturated fat in each 3-ounce portion.' Source: Livestrong.

This meal is easy to prepare and is moist, tender and very flavorful. The marinade with Ginger Powder is peppery and warm with lemon undertones. You'll also notice a fiery taste with a pungent aroma. Prepare grill roasted carrots or Summer sweet corn for a perfect late Summer dinner.

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Ingredients:
  • 4 6oz lean, center cut lion pork chops about 1/2" thick
  • 1 teaspoon Ginger Powder
  • 1/2 Tablespoon Granulated Garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons molasses
  • 1 Tablespoon dry sherry
  • 1 Tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Instructions:
  1. Trim visible fat from pork chops and set aside
  2. In a mini food processor add Ground Ginger, Granualted Garlic, molasses, sherry and vinigar
  3. Process mixture until smooth - about 10-15 seconds
  4. In a glass dish or plastic zip top storage bag, add pork chops and marinade mixture.
  5. Turn pork chops to insure they are completely coated with the marinade.
  6. Turn the chops a few times to insure the marinade reaches all of the meat.
  7. Prepare clean grill to medium high, direct heat - about 350 - 400 degrees
  8. Place pork chops on rack, grill, covered for about 5 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches 160 degrees
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