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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Honey Tabasco Grilled Pork Chops

Well, I'm back.... I'm back and refreshed and ready to face whatever life has to throw at me.  And while I'm waiting for that.... I thought I would share this simple, delicious and a little bit spicy recipe with you.  This quick marinade/glaze would work on chicken and beef too... I mean, come on, it's Tabasco and honey, it can pretty much go with anything!

Honey Tabasco Grilled Pork Chops
Created by Jenn's Food Journey
Printable Recipe 
3 cups water
2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 teaspoons sugar
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
2 boneless pork loin chops
2 Tablespoons honey
2 teaspoons Tabasco
2 garlic cloves, finely minced

In a large measuring cup, add the water, salt, sugar, garlic and red pepper flakes.  Stir until salt and sugar and dissolved.  Place the pork in a resealable bag in a bowl or shallow dish and pour brine mixture over them.  Seal bag and place in fridge for 2 hours.  Remove pork from brine and rinse thoroughly with cool water.  Pat dry and set aside.

Preheat grill to 375 degrees F.  Clean and oil grill grates.  In a small bowl, mix together the honey, Tabasco and garlic.  Brush both sides of the pork with mixture and place directly over the fire.  Grill 4 minutes, brush and flip pork.  Brush the grilled side with mixture and grill another 4 minutes or until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 140-145 degrees F.  Brush with remaining mixture and remove from grill.  Allow to cook for 4 minutes.  Serve and enjoy!

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StephenC said...

Hurrah! You did a brine. Oh, and welcome home.

Cranberry Morning said...

Looks wonderful, and I know Kevin would love this. No matter what I make, he tends to go to the refrig for the bottle of hot sauce. :-)

Mary said...

This sounds great. I like the sound of the honey and tobasco together on the pork! I never think of porkchops and this is tempting me to change that soon. I'm glad you enjoyed the break. Have a GREAT day!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

Welcome back, hope your time away was nice :) This chop looks tasty and juicy. Diggin' the sweet spicy combo here.

StephenC said...

I just noticed that you brought the pork to an absolutely perfect temp. Brava.

Miss Meat and Potatoes said...

Welcome back! This looks so good. I love a good marinade - adding this one to the list!

Pam said...

I hope you had a nice break. These chops look and sound tasty!

Yenta Mary said...

Sweet 'n' spicy - I love it! Welcome back ... :)

Angie's Recipes said...

The pork looks really succulent and tender!

Inside a British Mum's Kitchen said...

Welcome back! you really do have a way with meat!
Mary x

Suzie said...

The combination of flavors sounds great!

Mary said...

I do like those grill marks. I also like your recipe. I hope you enjoyed your holiday. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

Lea Ann said...

Welcome back Jenn! Pork, tobacco and honey??? A big yum.

Michael Toa said...

Ooh... That just looks sublime! Fantastic. Gotta love the grill marks too :)

Big Dude said...

I've been behind in reading, but this sounds very good

Desi said...

mmm sweet n spicy! Sounds like a winner :)

Chris said...

Okay, I wouldn't have tried that rub/marinade combo because I would have thought all the sugars would make it burn. Boy I was wrong, it looks beautiful, Jenn.

PS: Welcome back.