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Lime-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

Lime-Glazed Pork Chops Recipe

A wonderful sweet-sour citrus glaze makes Jacqui Correa's tender chops tangy and tasty. Quick and easy to prepare, the grilled chops are perfect for picnics and barbecues, she pens from her home in 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 the marmalade, jalapeno, lime juice and ginger. Cook and stir over medium heat for 5 minutes or until marmalade is melted. Remove from the heat; set aside.
  • 2. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack.
  • 3. Grill pork chops, covered, over medium heat or broil 4-5 in. from the heat for 6-8 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 145°., brushing with glaze during the last 5 minutes. Let meat stand for 5 minutes before serving. 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

One pork chop equals 286 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 86 mg cholesterol, 85 mg sodium, 18 g carbohydrate, 0.55 g fiber, 34 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied White Wine

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