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Spicy Lime Glazed Pork Chops
Great grilled or broiled
-Recipe courtesy of the American Meat Institute, www.meatami.com
Yield: 4 entrée servings
Deliciously spicy with just the perfect tang of lime.
2 small limes
1 medium jalapeno pepper, minced
1 teaspoon peeled and grated fresh gingerroot
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper
4 (3/4-inch thick) pork loin chops, trimmed of any excess fat
1. Zest or grate lime peel to measure 1 teaspoon lime peel. Squeeze lime to measure 2 tablespoons lime juice.
2. Mix together lime peel, lime juice, jalapeno, gingerroot, honey, oil, salt and pepper in a large sealable plastic bag. Add loin chops and coat all surfaces with liquid. Marinate for 15-20 minutes.
3. Brush grill racks with oil or spray with cooking spray. Preheat grill to medium heat for direct cooking. Place chops on grill rack, about 4 inches from the heat. Close grill lid and cook chops over direct medium heat for 8 to 12 minutes, basting with marinade during last 3 minutes of grill time.
4. Grill just until the internal temperature reaches 160ºF.