Friday, August 8, 2008

Mango Teriyaki Pork Chops

I really do like pork chops and I am amazed by the comments I've read on this blog when I put up a pork chop recipe that many of you do not regularly throw chops into your rotation. I guess I'm the odd one out. Chops are pretty affordable and also pretty lean and I'm going to try and share my love of pork with you. One note here, I believe this will work with pork tenderloin and with baby back ribs.

Mango Teriyaki Pork Chops -

Rinse 4 to 5 center cut, boneless pork chops with cold water and pat dry with paper towels and set aside.

In a shallow pan, combine 1 cup of mango juice or mango nectar juice and 1 teaspoon ground ginger.

Add 3/4 cup teriyaki sauce. Pour marinade mixture over chops.
Cover with plastic wrap and let marinate in the refrigerator for 1 to 3 hours.

Set up grill for indirect cooking over medium heat (no heat source directly under ribs). Remove chops from refrigerator and allow chops to come up to room temperature (about 30 minutes). Remove chops from marinade mixture, but do not discard marinade. Place pork chops on the grill. Cover grill. Rotate and flip chops around rack every 10 minutes.

While chops are cooking, make sauce by first adding chop marinade to a saucepan. Bring to a boil for 5 minutes over high heat. Reduce heat to medium and add 1 cup 1 cup of BBQ sauce (recommended K.C. Masterpiece Original). Simmer 10 minutes and remove from heat.

About 20 minutes before chops are done, generously brush with sauce. Cover and cook 10 minutes. Turn chops and brush on more sauce and repeat. Cook an additional 10 minutes. Serve hot with sauce on the side.

INDOOR: Prepare and marinate chops as described above. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Remove chops from marinade, reserving marinade, and place on a rack in a shallow roasting pan. Tightly cover with foil. Bake preheated oven for 35 minutes. While chops are baking, make sauce. Remove chops from oven and carefully drain fat from roasting pan. Continue baking ribs, uncovered for 20 minutes more or until tender, turning and brushing occasionally with sauce.

When I went outside to brush the chops with the sauce, our dog Scout was foaming at the mouth. She seriously was. I spooned a little of the sauce over her food and she went absolutely nuts! That all the testimony I need!

Serve and admit that your really do love pork.


April said...

I love this! the hubby and 2 of the kids wouldn't touch this, but I would! Sounds great!

Greg C said...

I do something similar. I lucked out and found that our local no-name brand of terihaki marinade is very good so now I use it all the time. I get my pork chops at the base because they cut them to order.

Prudy said...

What a great way to pep up teriyaki sauce. I went digging in my freezer the other night for pork chops and I couldn't find them. I know they're in there so now I'm going back to dig deeper.

Aggie said...

These look delish! I like the idea of adding that sweetness to the teriyaki.

Leah said...

Pork chops and potatoes?!?! You had me at hello. ;-)