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Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade Recipe
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Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade Recipe

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When it comes to cooking, I'm not "chicken" about experimenting—I discovered this mouthwatering marinade in a poultry cookbook and decided to try it with pork chops. My family's glad—it's become a favorite! Don't be bashful about basting a pork roast or ribs with the marinade, either...I did, and I discovered two more family-favorite taste treats.—Peggy Gwillim, Strasbourg, Saskatchewan
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + marinating Grill: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary or 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 1/8 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/8 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (1 inch thick)

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 protein; also, 171 calories, 43 mg sodium, 99 mg cholesterol, 3 gm carbohydrate, 17 gm protein, 10 gm fat.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, whisk garlic, lemon juice, peel, oil, rosemary, basil and pepper. Pour 1/3 cup marinade into a large resealable plastic bag; add the pork. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Cover and refrigerate remaining marinade.
  2. Drain marinade; brush the remaining marinade on the chops while cooking. Grill chops over medium heat about 4-5 minutes per side or until a thermometer reads 145°. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Barbecued Pork Chops with Rosemary Lemon Marinade in Country Woman January/February 1990, p33

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 protein; also, 171 calories, 43 mg sodium, 99 mg cholesterol, 3 gm carbohydrate, 17 gm protein, 10 gm fat.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

Sorry, but way too much lemon flavor. Overpowered the pork completely! Didn't taste even a hint of the garlic or rosemary (I did use dried & crushed it). Luckily I had some good bottled BBQ sauce in frig so scraped pork chops and slathered with the sauce. I thought maybe I mis-measured the lemon, but I didn't and I used fresh squeezed. The marinade did tenderize the chops, though.

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2013

Yummy recipe! Just so much flavor!

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Reviewed Jul. 13, 2012

This recipe was a huge hit with my husband.

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Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

This marinade was so freaking amazing! It is so tasty, Defiantly a keeper

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Reviewed Apr. 2, 2011

It was delicious! Even my extremely picky eaters liked it! This is a keeper.

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