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Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Grilled Pork Chops with Adobo Paste

These chops were out of this world good!  They had the right amount of spice and flavor and paired with a simple lemon aioli... well... they were gone in about sixty seconds.  This was definitely one of those meals that made me sigh with sadness when it was all gone.

Grilled Pork Chops with Adobo Paste
Adapted from
- Serves 2 -
Printable Recipe 
2 cups water
1 Tablespoon kosher salt
1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
1 Tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon black pepper
2 boneless pork loin chops (about 1/4 lb or more each)
2 Tablespoons olive oil
1 Tablespoon Hungarian sweet paprika
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1/4 teaspoon black pepper

Fill a large measuring cup with the water.  Add the salt, sugar, garlic, and pepper; stirring until all the salt as dissolved.  Add the pork chops to a large deep dish or resealable plastic bag.  Pour the brine mixture over the pork and cover or seal.  Let sit in refrigerator for at least 1 hour.

In a small bowl, mix together the remaining ingredients.  Remove the pork from brine and thoroughly rinse under cool water.  Pat dry with a paper towel.  Rub the mixture over both sides of the pork and cover.  Let sit in refrigerator for at least another hour.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees.  Rub the grates with an oil soaked paper towel.  Place the pork chops directly over the fire and cook for 4-5 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 140 degrees F.  Remove from the grill and cover with aluminum foil for 5 minutes before eating.  Serve with lemon aioli if desired.  Enjoy!

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Dom at Belleau Kitchen said...

they look divine!... I love a simple grilled pork chop... nothing beats it!

Big Dude said...

As much as I like chipotles in adobo, I've never stopped to consider what adobo was - thanks for the impetus to look it up and the recipe. Your chop looks super good.

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Looks great! Love the color the paprika gives the chop. And speaking of chop, it looks juicy and delicious Jenn, nice job!

Mary said...

The adobo paste takes your pork to a whole nother level. These chops sound delicious. I hope you have a great day.Blessings...Mary

Barefeet In The Kitchen said...

That pork chop looks awesome and the aioli sauce sounds delicious too!

Pam said...

It looks and sounds so good! I love that you always have a sauce of some sort to go with your protein.

StephenC said...

Brine! Your newest friend!

Victor said...

This looks so good, Jenn! Love the flavors that you put on it. Cheers!

Pretty. Good. Food. said...

Yum, sounds great!

Chris said...

The adobo paste sounds awesome, it must add some smokiness to it.