When it comes to grilling meat, particularly pork, I am usually confused on what to do. Do I marinate it? If so, with what? How long? Do I rub it with a lot of spices? Too many choices!! One thing I did learn while working in the culinary world is that most steaks and cuts of meats really only need to be heavily rubbed with course salt and pepper. This maximizes the flavor. I agree with this method and normally follow willingly. But the other night I just wanted something else. Something with a little kick, a little pizzazz. This sweet and spicy recipe I found and made was just perfect. The sauce wasn’t heavy and I didn’t have to leave it to marinate for hours. The result was Will and I sitting on our patio with smiles painted on our faces while eating with delight. Enjoy.
- 1 tbsp molasses
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp applesauce
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 1 tbsp Tabasco (this made it pretty hot, you might want to cut it back)
- 4 boneless pork loin chops (about 4 oz each – 1 lb total)
- Salt & Pepper
- Mix the molasses, vinegar, applesauce, ketchup and Tabasco.
- Season the pork chop with salt and pepper and smother with the sauce. Grill for a 3-4 min a side on a preheated grill and brush with reamining sauce. If you have thin cuts like mine, they cook up real fast. Grill asparagus a few minutes beforehand.
Recipe from Green Lite Bites