Portuguese Pork Chops

Sizzling Sensation: Portuguese Pork Chops with a Marinade Twist

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable culinary journey as we present our Portuguese Pork Chops, a dish that marries tradition with innovation. In this recipe, we take succulent pork chops and elevate them to new heights by infusing them with the rich and savoury flavours of our signature Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce. Get ready to experience a sizzling sensation that will make this dish a star on your dining table.

Portuguese Pork Chops: Pan-Seared Perfection

Ingredients:

  • 4 bone-in pork chops
  • 1/2 cup Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Chopped green onions for garnish

Optional Ingredients:

  • Crushed red pepper flakes for heat
  • Minced garlic for an extra savoury kick
  • Fresh rosemary or thyme for herbal notes
Instructions:
  1. Prepare the Marinade:
    • In a mixing bowl, combine Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce, olive oil, soy sauce, honey, smoked paprika, cumin, salt, and pepper.
    • Whisk the ingredients together until you have a well-incorporated and flavourful marinade.
  2. Marinate the Pork Chops:
    • Place the pork chops in a shallow dish or a resealable plastic bag.
    • Pour the marinade over the pork chops, ensuring each one is generously coated.
    • Marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour, allowing the pork to absorb the delicious flavours.
  3. Pan-Seared Perfection:
    • Heat a large pan over medium-high heat.
    • Remove the pork chops from the marinade, allowing any excess to drip off.
    • Place the pork chops in the hot pan, searing each side for approximately 5-7 minutes or until a golden-brown crust forms.
  4. Baste for Flavour:
    • While cooking, baste the pork chops with the remaining marinade using a brush.
    • Continue cooking until the pork chops are cooked through and juicy.
  5. Garnish and Serve:
    • Transfer the seared pork chops to a serving platter.
    • Sprinkle chopped green onions over the top for a burst of freshness and colour.

Optional Additions and Creative Tips:

  • Spice It Up: Add crushed red pepper flakes for a touch of heat or minced garlic for an extra layer of savoury goodness.
  • Herbal Infusion: Experiment with fresh herbs like rosemary or thyme for added herbal notes in the marinade.
  • Citrus Zest: Enhance the marinade with a hint of citrus zest, such as lemon or orange, for a refreshing twist.

Why We Love It:

Portuguese Pork Chops cooked in a pan offer a delightful contrast of a crispy exterior and juicy interior. The marriage of traditional pork flavours with the unique twist of Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce creates a harmonious dining experience that’s both comforting and adventurous.

Tips for the Perfect Pan-Seared Pork Chops:
  • Resting Time: Allow the pork chops to rest for a few minutes before serving to retain their juiciness.
  • Thick Chops: If using thicker pork chops, adjust cooking time accordingly to ensure they cook through.

In conclusion, elevate your dinner routine with the enticing flavours of Portuguese Pork Chops. With the pan-seared perfection and the bold notes of our Portuguese Marinade & Basting Sauce, each bite is a celebration of culinary excellence. Make this recipe a staple in your repertoire and let the sizzling sensation take center stage in your home kitchen!

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