Portuguese-Style Pork Chops (or chicken)

Recipe by Bev I Am
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READY IN: 24hrs 10mins
SERVES: 6
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Prepare Portuguese-Style Paste (see recipe I posted).
  • Place pork chops in a shallow glass dish and rub pepper paste over both sides.
  • Pour wine over the chops.
  • Cover and refrigerate for at least six hours or overnight, turning once or twice.
  • Drain marinade into a small saucepan.
  • Add oil and bring to a simmer.
  • Reduce heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until slighly thickened, about 15 minutes.
  • Stir in pepper and salt.
  • Measure out 1/4 cup sauce for basting.
  • Keep remainder warm.
  • Meanwhile, heat grill to medium-high.
  • Lightly oil grill rack.
  • Place the chops on the grill.
  • Cook, basting occasionally with pepper sauce, until browned and just cooked through, 2 to 2 1/2 minutes per side for 1/2 inch thick chops.
  • Serve immediately, passing remaining pepper sauce separately.
  • Variation: Substitute boneless, skinless chicken breasts or skinned bone-in chicken for pork chops.
  • Allow 4-6 minutes per side for boneless breasts, 20 to 30 minutes for bone-in pieces.
  • Serves 6.
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