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Recipes - Entrees/Side Dishes

Smoked Caribbean Pork Chops

Smoked Caribbean Pork Chops Photo

Chipotle peppers are smoked jalapeno peppers and are available at most specialty food stores. They are packaged in tins, and preserved in adobo sauce. Simply pour the contents of the can into a blender or food processor, and puree.

  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground cloves
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp apple butter
  • 2 tbsp chipotle peppers, pureed in adobo
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp orange zest, grated
  • 4 thick pork chops
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
  • 2 cups wood chips for smoking soaked and drained

Instructions

  1. Combine first 12 ingredients in a glass dish, or a heavy-duty plastic bag.
  2. Add pork chops and marinate for 30 minutes at room temperature, or up to 6 hours in the refrigerator.
  3. Place soaked wood chips in smoker box, or wrap in a square of aluminum foil, and place directly on the briquettes.
  4. Preheat the natural gas grill on high, and brush the cooking grids with olive oil.
  5. Place the chops on the grill, reserving the marinade.
  6. Reduce heat to medium and close the lid.
  7. Cook for 5 minutes per side, then remove from the grill and sprinkle chops with cilantro.
  8. Meanwhile, pour reserved marinade into a saucepan, and place on the sideburner or stovetop.
  9. Bring to a boil, and cook for 2-3 minutes. Serve on the side for your guests who like a little extra spice. 

Recipe courtesy of Broil King and Barbecue Genius.
For more recipes, check out barbecuegenius.com

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