The best thing about this rub and sauce...it can be used on chicken AND fish! Heck, the rub could even be used on steak and ribs! I love versatile recipes like that! They make me happy!! And this recipe made me happy! I think I did a little dance right after I took the first bite! It was just this wonderful spicy bite with the sauce giving off a zing-y coolness. The combination was perfect.
I used cayenne pepper in this rub, but if you want to keep the spice level down, use chili powder instead. Personally, I love the spice, but I don't think I need to tell you that if you have been reading my blog for awhile now.
The sauce came out of my own kitchen. Just a simple blend of mayo and mustard. It is simple but could be used with any number of dishes...once again: versatile! YAY!!
Pork Chops with Carolina Rub & Mustard Sauce
Adapted from Cooking Light
1 teaspoons garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoons paprika
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon black pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 center cut pork loin chops
1/4 cup barbecue sauce
Mustard Sauce **recipe to follow**
Combine the first 7 ingredients in a small bowl. Rub both sides of the pork chops with the rub. Let stand in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Place the pork chops on a preheated grill rack that has been coated with non-stick spray. Grill 4-5 minutes. Turn pork; grill 2 minutes. Brush 1 Tablespoon bbq sauce on each chop and continue to grill another 2-3 minutes or until the pork is cooked through. Remove from grill and let stand 2 minutes before cutting into it. Serve with Mustard sauce. Enjoy!
(Nutritional information - 1 fillet: 185 calories; 6.9g fat; 24.6g protein; 5g carbohydrates; 65mg cholesterol; 477mg sodium; 0.8g fiber)
1/3 cup mayonnaise
2 Tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
3/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/8 teaspoon onion powder
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
2 drops hot pepper sauce
Mix all ingredients together in a small bowl. Cover and refrigerator until ready to serve.