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Lime-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

These tangy grilled chops are all the talk at barbecues and tailgates. You gotta have them with the sweet and sour glaze. —Jacqueline Correa, Landing, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/3 cup orange marmalade
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh gingerroot
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (8 ounces each)
  • 4 teaspoons minced fresh cilantro
  • Lime wedges

Directions

  • 1. For glaze, in a small saucepan, combine marmalade, jalapeno, lime juice and ginger; cook and stir over medium heat 4-6 minutes or until marmalade is melted.
  • 2. Moisten a paper towel with cooking oil; using long-handled tongs, rub on grill rack to coat lightly.
  • 3. Grill chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°, brushing with glaze during the last 5 minutes. Let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with cilantro; serve with lime wedges. Yield: 4 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

Nutritional Facts

1 pork chop: 286 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 86mg cholesterol, 85mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 0.550g fiber), 34g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch, 4 lean meat

Reviews for Lime-Glazed Pork Chops

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MY REVIEW
Reviewed Feb. 27, 2016

"I made these last night for dinner. I followed the recipe exactly with no changes. I did broil them and they did take longer than the recipe said to get the internal temp to 145*. I served with basmati rice and scalloped spinach. Will definitely make again. This glaze will be good on chicken thighs also!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2015

"A great combination of sweet and heat! I used about 1/2 a teaspoon of powdered ginger and a little bit of chopped candied ginger in place of the fresh gingerroot. The candied ginger bits gave an extra bit of sweetness to the dish and gave a little relief to the exceptionally spicy jalepeno that came from my garden! Other changes I made were using a little more than 1/3 cup of marmalade and boneless pork chops in place of bone-in.

My husband really liked this dish which is saying something for a guy who generally dislikes sweet and savory/spicy! I'll be adding this to our list of favorite ways to make pork chops!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2015

"I really liked the flavor of the glaze, but I expected it to have more of punch. It was easy to make and nice way to dress up every day pork chops."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 25, 2015

"Very good recipe and easy to make. The only thing I changed was using 1 tbsp of fresh ginger. I cooked them on the BBQ. Served with salad and Forbidden rice (also called black rice)."

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2015

"Nice flavor, thanks for the good recipe!"

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2015

"Good"

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Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied white wine such as Sauvignon Blanc or Pinot Grigio.