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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Recipe Review….Grilled Maple Pork Chops from Taste of Home Magazine
I have been learning how to grill. My soon to be Ex always did the grilling but now it is up to me. I found out several weeks ago, with Erica, the real challenge was to get the gas grill turned on. The first time I tried the flames leaped into the air. This time the flames still leaped into the air but it was a much smaller flame, the learning curve:-)
I decided to try a Pork Chop recipe I found in Taste of Home Magazine. "Grilled Maple Pork Chops"
I studied the recipe…
6 tablespoons maple syrup
6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
3/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
4 boneless pork loin chops (1-1/2 inch thick and 12 ounces each)
In a small bowl, whisk syrup, vinegar, salt and pepper until blended. Pour 1/2 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag. Add pork chops; seal bag and turn to coat. Refrigerate 1 hour. Reserve remaining marinade for basting.
Drain pork chops, discarding marinade in bag. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 13-17 minutes or until a thermometer reads 145°, turning occasionally and basting with reserved marinade during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes before serving.Yield: 4 servings.
I found it very easy and quick to mix up the marinade during my lunch break….
I put the marinade in a plastic bag, dropped in the pork chops, sealed the bag, and placed them in the fridge. Then I went back to work and then off to Zumba class. I made it back home hungry and ready to attempt to grill.
Dinner is served! Believe me after an hour of Zumba I was starved…..
So how was it? It was very good! I would give it an 8.5/10 on my cooking scale. I would do it again it was easy and tasty. It would have been nice to have had some sauce on the side. I think next time I will make extra marinade and put some on the side. I know you are asking "Kathy, where are your vegetables?" Yes, I know I need them but I was just too tired. I will have some today:-)
Try a new recipe. I suggest you try Grilled Maple Pork Chops from Taste of Home Magazine.