Today’s recipe is one that I pawned off on my Mr. He has a really awesome grill that he got this spring, and he enjoys using it, so far be it for me to stop him when there’s a dish that needs grilling!
Also, you know, I don’t actually like cooking, so I hand it off whenever possible.
Here’s what we’re making:
Here’s what you need:
6 pork chops
½ cup honey (divided)
1 cup orange juice
1 Tbsp orange zest
½ tsp ground cardamom
2 cloves garlic, minced
½ tsp salt
¼ tsp pepper
Start by mixing together all of your ingredients to form a marinade to pour over your pork chops. Only add 2 Tbsp of your honey at this time and reserve the remaining 6 Tbsp. Pour the marinade over your pork chops and allow to marinate 30-60 minutes but no longer. …this is probably about the amount of time your grill will need to get up to temp anyhow.
Removing the pork from the marinade, pour the liquid into a small pan, add your remaining honey and allow to simmer on your stovetop until it reduces by about half and begins to resemble a glaze. Remove from heat and set aside.
Place your pork chops on your grill and cook over medium high heat until they are nearly completely cooked. In the last few minutes, brush the chops with the marinade several times to create a nice thick glaze. Turn the meat to coat both sides.
These were delicious. The honey and orange juice add a great sweetness to the pork and it all just caramelizes so wonderfully on the grill. Yum. We all enjoyed this and the leftovers were fought over. (G stole the last remaining chop from my Mr. and ran off squealing when my Mr. tried to eat it for lunch). The original recipe (linked below the picture of course) says they occasionally adapt this recipe for the stove top when the grill isn’t an option, and I’ll think we’ll have to try it!