Pork Chops (Costeletas De Porco)

READY IN: 35mins
Recipe by lazyme

Brazilian cooks use marinades, not just to tenderize meats, but to give them extra flavor and as the basis for a lively accompanying sauce. From A Little Brazilian Cookbook by Elizabeth Lambert Ortiz.

Top Review by morgainegeiser

I used all the ingredients listed for this recipe, but I did not puree the marinade. It turned out great. This were very tender and the marinade was nice. Made for ZWT 2011.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Puree the first 8 ingredients in a blender or food processor.
  2. Arrange the chops in a dish and pour over the marinade.
  3. Marinate for 4 hours, turning once or twice.
  4. Lift out the chops and scrape off any marinade.
  5. Pat dry with paper towels.
  6. Heat the butter in a pan, add the chops, cook on a moderate heat 4-5 minutes on each side.
  7. Remove to a serving platter and keep warm.
  8. Add the marinade to the casserole, add a little water or white or red wine, bring to a simmer and cook for 5 minutes.
  9. Pour over chops and serve.

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