Grilled Pork Chop Recipes

Grilled Pork Chop Recipes
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Because of their rich ring of covering fat, pork chops are well suited to grilling. Simple preparations like a brush of rosemary, garlic and wine are some of the best ways to enhance the lightly smoky flavor of grilled pork without covering the subtle flavor of the meat. Counterintuitively perhaps, grilled pork chops are best paired with rich white wine, like something barrel aged and a little smoky. There are many white wines with a naturally smoky, mineral flavor that are ideal for this pairing.

Top notch Soave is rich and fruity with a whiff of mineral smoke that comes from the volcanic soils of its region. It is a wonderful pairing with grilled pork chops as it matches the intensity and complexity of the meat almost perfectly. Pouilly-Fume from France and Pinot Bianco from the Alto-Adige in Italy are also particularly fine matches for grilled pork chops.
The grill is red wine’s friend, too. The smoke and char created during the grilling process help to temper the effects of oak in the wine and long for sweet, fruity flavors to serve as a contrast. With mildly flavored grilled pork, it’s important to look for wines that have a certain degree of power. Those that see some oak are all the better.
Pinot Noir from the New World can be a great match for grilled pork chops. The medium weight that is filled with sweet fruit and smoky, oak-induced accents seems tailor-made for grilled pork. Grenache is another medium-bodied wine filled with ripe red fruit flavors that can marry well with the flavors of grilled pork. Other more adventurous options that fit this sweetly fruited profile include Teroldego from Trentino in Italy, Cabernet Franc, particularly from the Loire Valley in France, and Gamay.


All Grilled Pork Chop Recipes

  • Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork
    Achiote-and-Orange Pulled Pork

    1. The night before you plan to barbecue, cut pork shoulder lengthwise into two equal pieces (to speed up cooking), removing excess fat as needed. ...

  • Adobo Grilled Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Radish Salsa
    Adobo Grilled Pork Tacos with Cucumber-Radish Salsa

    Slice chiles in half lengthwise. Remove and discard stems and seeds. Place chiles in a bowl, and add boiling water to cover. Let stand 20 minutes o...

  • Adobo-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Grilled-Pineapple Salsa
    Adobo-Marinated Pork Tenderloin with Grilled-Pineapple Salsa

    Combine first 6 ingredients in a 2-quart baking dish. Trim fat from pork. Place pork in dish, turning to coat; cover and marinate in refrigerator 1...

  • American Pride Pork Chop
    American Pride Pork Chop

    Combine the brown sugar, salt, pepper, allspice and thyme leaves in a small bowl. Rub both sides of pork chops with herb mixture. Let stand 15 to 3...

  • Ancho-Marinated Pork and Mango Skewers
    Ancho-Marinated Pork and Mango Skewers

    In a medium bowl, whisk the orange juice, lime juice, oil, sugar, ancho powder, garlic, pepper flakes, and 1/2 tsp. salt. Add the pork, toss to co...

  • Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops
    Apple Cider Brined Pork Chops

    1. For the Brine, pour cold water, apple cider and syrup into large plastic or glass container, or 2-gallon resealable plastic bag. Stir in salt un...

  • Apricot-Glazed Grilled Pork Chops
    Apricot-Glazed Grilled Pork Chops

    1. In a small pot, combine wine, preserves, thyme and 1/2 tsp. salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook until reduced by half. Set asid...

  • Asian Grilled Pork
    Asian Grilled Pork

    Combine soy sauce, oil, honey, lime juice, ginger and garlic in a large zip-top bag. Add pork chops, squeeze out air, seal and turn to coat pork. C...

  • Asian Marinated Pork Chops
    Asian Marinated Pork Chops

    1. Place the soy sauce, brown sugar, garlic, ginger, cumin, and chili paste in a large, heavy plastic zipper bag. Smush the bag a few times with yo...

  • Asian Pork Chops
    Asian Pork Chops

    1. Stir together hoisin sauce and next 3 ingredients in a large shallow dish or zip-top plastic freezer bag; remove and reserve 1/4 cup marinade. A...

  • Bacon-Wrapped Pig Wings
    Bacon-Wrapped Pig Wings

    Cut each pork chop into three strips. To wrap the "wings," start by overlapping the bacon on one end of a pork strip, then wrapping it up and aroun...

  • Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops
    Balsamic Grilled Pork Chops

    Place the pork chops in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag. Stir together the vinegar, oil, honey, garlic, salt, pepper. Pour this mixtur...

  • Barbecued Pork Chops
    Barbecued Pork Chops

    1. Combine first 8 ingredients in a zip-top plastic bag; add pork to bag. Seal; marinate at room temperature 25 minutes. 2. Heat a grill pan over m...

  • Barbecued Pork Chops
    Barbecued Pork Chops

    Prepare grill or broiler. To prepare sauce, combine the first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Place 1/4 cup sauce in a small bowl, and set aside. Tr...

  • Barbecued Pork Ribs
    Barbecued Pork Ribs

    1. Prepare the ribs: Place 1 rib rack, meat side down, on a work surface. With a knife, cut a small slit through the silvery membrane at 1 end of t...

  • Barbecued Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Red Onion
    Barbecued Pork Sandwiches with Pickled Red Onion

    Place sliced onion in medium bowl. Pour boiling water over. Let stand 10 minutes; drain well, then return to bowl. Add juice, vinegar, and salt and...

  • Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Chops
    Barbecue-Rubbed Pork Chops

    Combine first 9 ingredients; rub over both sides of pork. Heat a grill pan over medium-high heat. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add pork; cook for 2...

  • Basil Butter
    Basil Butter

    In a bowl, combine the butter, basil, garlic, lemon zest, white pepper, and 1/2 tsp. kosher salt and mash with a spoon until well combined. Use im...

  • BBQ Freaks Tamarind-Glazed Pork Chops
    BBQ Freaks Tamarind-Glazed Pork Chops

    To make the glaze: Place the vegetable oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, garlic, and thyme and cook until the onion and...

  • Beer-Brined Grilled Pork Chops
    Beer-Brined Grilled Pork Chops

    Combine 2 cups water, beer, 1/4 cup coarse salt, sugar, and molasses in large bowl. Stir until salt and sugar dissolve. Stir in ice. Place pork cho...

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