Few dishes will make your mouth water like the following southern barbecue pork chops recipe. With all the delicious pork chop marinade recipes that taste so great with pork, you know serving the other white meat is a good idea.
Pork chop marinades can be as simple as a glass of milk or orange juice or as complicated as a concoction with a half-dozen spices that give your pork that extra-special spicy flavor. For the following barbecued pork chops recipe, choose a marinade that goes well with the molasses, orange marmalade and the hot pepper flakes.
When it's time to grill, you'll discover that pork chop grilling is not only easy, but it's also fun because the aroma is as distinctive as that of bread baking in the oven. And this recipe will add a smoky, woodsy smell and flavor to your chops that will have your family begging for the recipe again and again.
Barbecue Pork Chops Recipe, Southern Style
Equipment You Will Need:
1 outdoor charcoal grill
4 to 6 cups hickory chips
Container to hold the hickory chips and water
Ingredients You Will Need:
8 rib chops, 1 ½ inches thick
½ cup mustard
½ cup white vinegar
½ cup orange juice
?" cup orange marmalade
?" cup light molasses
½ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
Soak the hickory chips in water for one to two hours before you expect to grill. When you get ready to grill, start the charcoal. Get the coals to just about medium heat, and then drain the hickory chips and sprinkle about half of them over the hot coals. Make sure you take advantage of the smoking effect, and place your rib chops on the grill immediately. Cover the grill, and cook the chops for about 20 minutes, turning once and adding chips as needed. Make sure the heat is not too hot.
While the meat grills, pull out a saucepan for the barbecue sauce. Mix together the mustard, vinegar and orange juice until you have a smooth consistency. Then add the marmalade and molasses. Finally, add the spices, and stir well.
When the chops have been smoking for about 20 minutes, coat the entire pork chop by brushing the sauce on both sides immediately. Barbecue the chops for about 10 minutes per side. Turn the chops only once, and use tongs, but brush each side at least twice.
If you spend a little more extra time on your pork chops, you can avoid drying out the meat.
When preparing stuffed pork chops recipes, take into consideration the types of foods that complement one another, and you'll soon discover that apples and apricots both go well with pork chops, as does just about any type of bread stuffing.
Fried pork chops are best when added to another dish or smothered in gravy or some other equally delectable sauce. Pork chops are versatile, and other dishes can be improved upon when pan fried chops are part of the equation.