"I came across the recipe for this glaze in a grilling manual but wasn't satisfied with it. I kept the combination of orange marmalade and lime juice and adapted the seasonings to my liking," explains Helen Faddis of Gloucester, Massachusetts. "It's also great on spareribs and chicken."
My mother created delicious dishes based on whatever was in the refrigerator or on the shelf. This recipe is one she tried and kept, and it became our traditional Sunday dinner. She increased the ingredients proportionately to the number of people she invited after church...usually all the aunts, uncles and cousins.
-Esther Lux, Lead, South Dakota
I was a high school student when I received this recipe from my friend’s mom, who is German. She often made these chops for us after church on Sunday. Forty years later, I still love them. —Roberta Byers, Chaffee, Missouri
“A quick stovetop recipe that's great for using up leftover pork loin or those cooked chops sitting in the fridge. Used as a main dish, you can count on two generous servings.”
Janice Kennedy - Sayville, New York
Pears and brandy team up to turn ordinary pork chops into a restaurant-quality dish that’s good enough for guests. Serve with an upscale side, such as brussels sprouts or asparagus, and a glass of wine for a fantastic meal. —Gina Quartermaine, Alexandria, Virginia
Since there's a lot of pork produced in the Midwest, I think this recipe represents our area well. My family likes to grill pork chops, and this is the recipe that they request most often. We love the sweet/sour tang of the marinade.
"As pork raisers, we've served pork many different ways, and this is our absolute favorite," notes Alice Hermes of Glen Ullin, North Dakota. "One of our daughters went to state competition in 4-H when she entered these tangy chops seasoned with soy sauce, ginger and garlic."