Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Pork Chops: Lemon Soy Marinade

I tried out a new marinade on Saturday night. We pulled some chops out of the freezer on Saturday morning and I decided I needed to try something different. I had kinda gotten in a rut with my chops. The last several times I've cooked them I used some variation of these chops using Lowry's Seasoned Salt.

I scoured my cookbooks for something new and decided on a soy sauce/lemon juice marinade from Tarantino's book (link in sidebar).


  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • zest and juice from one lemon
    • I added a little extra lemon juice (maybe a tbsp) because it didn't look like enough
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
    • I probably added a bit more than 2 teaspoons. I was at the end of a bottle and just added it without measuring.
  • 1 clove of garlic
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
Run everything through a blender or food processor.

I marinated these for about 5 hours turning them once during that time. The chops came out fantastic.

I cooked corn and zucchini on the kettle as well. The zucchini will not take long to cook, so put it on right as the chops are finishing. Slice the zucchini lengthwise, coat with olive oil, and add salt and pepper to taste. It will only take a couple minutes per side on a hot fire.


Anonymous said...

Great marinade recipe. I tried it out tonight and the chops were excellent. I even tried the corn directly on the grill and it was awesome.

Hogwild said...

Hi, Serenityman. Thanks for commenting. I'm glad you liked the recipe. That cookbook is full of good stuff. I think next time I'm going to grind up a few peanuts into the marinade. It seems like they would work well with it.