Aside from sausage and bacon (bring it on!) I’m not much of a pork eater. Just like our beef and chicken, I’m very hesitant to purchase pork in the store so we rarely have any in the house. When my cousin raised a 4-H pig, though, and then needed someone to purchase 1/2… we bought in. It’s been crazy-nice making sausage and bacon without a greasy mess!
In our 1/2 pig, there are a lot of pork chops. When we filled the grill yesterday for a week’s worth of meals, I slid some chops on there. Here’s the super-easy marinade I came up with, using bits and pieces of different recipes found in my hour-long search. Many of the recipes I found for pork chops included fruit or some other sweetener. Fruit and Meat? Together?! We don’t do that.
Pork Chop Marinade
- 1/2 c. lemon juice
- 1/2 c. soy sauce
- 1/2 c. salsa (I used mild)
- 2 Tablespoons minced fresh garlic
- 5 bone-in pork chops
Place the pork chops in a gallon freezer bag. Dump in lemon juice, soy sauce, salsa and garlic. Smoosh around to mix. Let sit overnight in the fridge. Grill.
Easy enough, right?! How do you fix your chops? Or your pork roasts… or pork cutlets… I have 1/2 a pig in my freezer, folks, and need some good ideas!