Thursday, September 13, 2012

Tender Marinated Chops

I always enjoy finding a new recipe for pork chops that is easy, tasty and is not dry! I searched and searched and came across a recipe that sounded great but could use a little tweaking and it was amazing!! Not to mention you can make a little change here and there and give it an Asian flavor!

Tender Marinated Chops

1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup water
juice from 1/2-1 lemon
6 cloves garlic smashed and minced
1 tsp pepper
1 tbs olive oil
4 (about 1 lb) boneless pork sirloin chops

Place the chops into a resealable bag ( I used a gallon size) add all the ingredients. Seal the bag and gently toss the liquid around making sure that all of the meat is surrounded by the liquid. Place in the fridge for 5-24 hrs (obviously the longer the meat marinades the more flavorful it is). Preheat oven to 375. Place chops in a roasting pan without the marinade (dispose of the bag and liquid). Bake at 375 for about 20 minutes depending on the thickness of the chops. Take out of the oven and let the meat rest for 5 minutes and enjoy!!!

Like I said adding a few ingredients such as 1 tsp of hoisen sauce, 1 tsp of minced ginger and 1 tbs of brown sugar would give it an Asian flavor or you could add 1 tbs of brown sugar and replace the water with 1/4 pineapple juice to give it a Hawaiian flavor....the possibilities are endless with this recipe. For a smokier flavor add liquid smoke or rather than bake them grill them!

Enjoy Y'all!!


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