I don't have my own barbecue, but I still want to enjoy a nice, grilled meat - rather than a fried one in a pan full of oil or other fat... well I thought that maybe I'll be able to grill my pork chops this time rather than frying them but... but how to get a nice flavour without a real BBQ. Marinade is the answer! Thanks to the wet marinade chops aren't very dry when grilled and that smoked paprika gives it that little after taste, just like the BBQ would. So, for all those out there who doesn't have their own BBQ this is the recipe and a method of cooking for you! And for all those happy owners of the BBQ - try it too! This marinade is versatile and would also work great with other meats like beef or chicken.
How to make it...
- 4 pork chops
- 4 tablespoons soy sauce
- 3 tablespoons tomato ketchup
- 2 tablespoons sherry
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon muscavado sugar
- 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
- 10 new potatoes, pealed
- 2 sweet potatoes, pealed and cut into big chunks
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
Mix well together all the ingredients for the marinade. Place the pork chops in the marinade, cover and put into the fridge for minimum 2 hours. Fire your BBQ or you can do it in an oven grill (as myself). Grill your chops 5 minutes on each side.
To not waste the leftover marinade I've put it into a little pot and reduced it a little over a medium heat. It created a nice sticky sauce.
For the mash: put all the potatoes into one pot and cover with water, add some salt for seasoning. Bring to the boil and simmer until potatoes are soft. Drain, add butter and mash. Serve hot.
I always score the fat around the meat, so it doesn't 'curl' when frying/grilling and the pork chops keeps its shape.