Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Grilled Chipotle-Lime Pork Chops

Every once in a while, quite unexpectedly, the ingredients in my house align perfectly. This happened the other day. I didn't feel like stopping at the store, so I pulled out some boneless pork chops from the freezer.
It was hot, so I knew I wanted to throw them on the grill. And, since Kevin and I wanted to get a run in before dinner, I wanted to toss them in a marinade so they would be flavorful without having to throw together a sauce at the last minute. I had an open can of chipotle peppers in adobo sauce and a lime that I knew I wanted to use, but the real secret punch came from a couple tablespoons of Greek yogurt. The yogurt tenderized the meat, mellowing the heat from the peppers, and provided a nice tangy kick.

1 chipotle pepper
1 teaspoon adobo sauce
1/4 cup plain, Greek-style yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 lime
1 pound boneless pork chops
Salt and pepper

Finely chop the chipotle pepper. In a bowl, mix together the chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, yogurt, the juice of one lime, and olive oil. Coat the outside of each pork chop with the chipotle-yogurt mixture and allow to marinade for two hours.

Heat your grill to medium high. Cook pork chops for five minutes on one side. Flip and cook for four more minutes. Remove from grill and allow the chop to rest for a few minutes before serving.

1 comment:

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