Zesty Grilled Pork Chops

"I am going through my saved recipes that I cut out of magazines, and this is one of them I thought sounded tasty! For those that like it with a little more kick, add some cayenne pepper or red pepper flakes. Note: Time doesn't include marinating time. Update: I have now made this several times. I just love that the marinade is so quick to make and that I am able to cook it outdoors on the grill, very important here in Florida. This is such a tasty pork chop compared to fried or baked."
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  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first five ingredients; mix well. Remove 1/4 cup for basting and refrigerate. Add pork chops to the remaining marinade and turn to coat. cover and refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight, turning once.
  • Drain chops, discarding marinade. Grill, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4 minutes. Turn; baste with reserved marinade. Grill 4-7 minutes longer or until juices run clear.

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  1. mommyluvs2cook
    These were fantastic! I marinated mine overnight, which I highly recommend. Basted twice while grilling. Served with rice pilaf, a perfect meal!!
  2. Lavender Lynn
    A richly golden-colored glossy surface greets you when these moist, richly-flavored chops are set out. We honestly found the flavor a little stronger than we wanted, mostly in the soy sauce component; but also we suspect that most people will love exactly that and might even sprinkle on a little cayenne. We enjoyed them!
  3. tsuskiko
    The base of this recipe made me the perfect pork chop!! <br/><br/>I used the posted recipe but due to being low on soy, I didn't have enough to bast with. I marinated with given sauce-then for basting I used italian dressing. Paired it with red potatoes marinated in olive oil, from our garden rosemary, garlic, butter and a pinch of salt-then placed on the grill. <br/><br/>Side dish was fresh green beans cooked over sauteed garlic, butter and almonds. <br/><br/>Topped my list of one of the best things I have ever cooked. Thank you!!!
  4. Debbb
    Pretty good! Marinated overnight & meat was nice & juicy.
  5. alligirl
    The flavor of the pork chops from the marinade is outstanding! I did not get to cook mine on the grill (last minute change of plans), but they were still tasty from the oven. I used boneless chops, as it is what I had on hand, and we certainly enjoyed them! The marinade goes together quickly and imparts great flavor! Thanks so much for sharing, diner!


  1. bad kitty 1116
    These were tasty and very tender. I used Mr. Yoshida's traditional teriyaki sauce instead of the soy sauce, I added 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce, white pepper, crushed red pepper flakes, fresh grated garlic, and fresh grated gingerroot. I served them with Anything Lo Mein (from this site) and egg rolls. What a yummy dinner. I will definitely use this marinade again. Thank you for posting!
  2. Vicki in CT
    I am a sucker for the salty/sweet combination and this doesn't dissapoint. The lemon juice really adds a great twang as well. The sugar creates a nice carmelization when cooking. For ZWT 2009. Forgot to mention I subbed siracha sauce for the chili which provided for some nice heat.



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