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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Grilled Pork Chops with Spice Paste

First, let me welcome any new visitors and/or followers.  It's another Tuesday Tag-Along...hope you enjoy your visit here.  To my loyal followers, as always, thank you for taking time out of your day to stop by and see what I've been cooking up in my kitchen!!!  You won't be sorry you stopped by today!!! 
MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...these turned out to be some incredible tasting pork chops! :)  The flavor was like others I've made before it, yet... not really.  When I first saw this recipe I thought there was a typo.... shouldn't that say SPICY paste, not SPICE paste.  lol  Like I knew what I was talkin' about or something, right?  I was wrong, it really is a spice paste. (but it's a tiny bit spicy, so beware)  I'm not always a big fan of Martha Stewart's recipes.  They have always been hit or miss with me.  Some I've loved, some I have absolutely hated (Yes, I know that's a harsh word, but it's true, I HATED them!!).  I think the episode where she basically reprimanded her guest for not using homemade marshmallows instead of store bought for her candied yam recipe sort of sent me over the top with her!  Seriously, though, these pork chops were great.  The flavor of the spices compliment the pork very well, even the tiny bit of heat from the cayenne.  I would say this ranks in the top five of my favorite pork chop recipes!

Grilled Pork Chops with Spice Paste
Adapted from Martha Stewart
Printable Recipe 
4 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons light-brown sugar 
1 tablespoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons paprika
1/2 teaspoon ground pepper
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
4 boneless center cut pork loin chops

In a bowl, mix together garlic, oil, sugar, salt, paprika, pepper, and cayenne until a paste forms. Coat pork chops with paste and wrap in plastic. Refrigerate 1 hour (or up to 3).

Heat grill to medium-high; clean and lightly oil hot grates. Grill pork, covered, 5 minutes per side for medium. Let rest 5 minutes before serving. Enjoy!


Busy Working Mama said...

That looks yummy! I love cooking :) I'm following you from Tuesday Tag Along! I host reviews/giveaways and blog about life, family, recipes, gardening at:

Have a great week!

Linda said...

Wow one of your top five pork chop recipes! With an endorsement like that, I have to try it!

Andrea said...

I'm there with you on Martha, shes a pill :) These chops look rockin' good though, very unMartha like. I'm so glad I have chops in my freezer, that means I can try this soon :)

Busy Working Mama said...

Hi! I'm following you from Tuesday Tag-Along! I host reviews/giveaways and blog about family/gardening/recipes/life at:

Have a great week! I commented earlier and noticed my comment was gone so if you get a duplicate - sorry!

StephenC said...

These look like boneless loin chops - beautiful.

Jackie said...

Hi, I am your newest follower from Tuesday Tagalong. I am always looking for good recipes to make for my family so keep them coming. I hope to see you over at my blog!

Mary said...

This looks unbelievably delicious. I love the ingredients in your spice paste. The only thing I might do differently would be to brine the chops before cooking. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

Untypically Jia said...

I'm a new Follower visiting from TTA!

Untypically Jia

Ott, A. said...

Looks delish! I Love pork chops and am always looking for new ways to fix them. Thanks for posting.

LeAnn said...

Thanks for following The Squeaky Grocery Cart. I agree Martha's recipes you either love or hate.

Jane said... usual, Jenn, that looks just fabulous!! :)