Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.
This recipe for Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops was one of the first recipes I shared on Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen back in 2011. It’s hard to believe that last month we celebrated our 8th Blog-iversary! ????I know I’m a bit late, but it’s been a little chaotic around here over the last several months.
Since then, I’ve created and shared over 1,200 recipes and I still enjoy experimenting in my kitchen to this day. I originally stared this site to keep all of my recipes in one location so that my then 14 and 9 year old daughters would have a place to reference; like an online recipe book.
Little did I know at the time how much it would spark their own interest in what we were eating as a family and how they defined their own palates. Gone are the days of “chicken dinos” (thankfully!). Now Carrie’s Experimental Kitchen just feels like another place we call home.
I can’t even tell you how many times they’ve accessed this site over the years to print recipes on their own. They’ve even made a few “guest appearances” by contributing to a few blog posts including Homemade Gnocchi , Caprese Shrimp Stuffed Tomatoes and 63 Budget Friendly Meals for the First Time College Student.
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I especially love to see how you may have tweaked it and made it your own because cooking is all about experimenting!Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.
So back to these Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops! I just LOVE to brine pork chops (and chicken too!) whenever I want to grill. It really seals in the flavor and I have to say whenever I’ve brined my meat before grilling, it’s never been dry.
For this marinade I made a simple brine of water, sugar, salt, fresh cilantro, and lime juice. Allow the pork to refrigerate in brine for 2 hours; then grill. It’s that simple and the taste is amazing! ~Enjoy!
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Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops
- In a small bowl, combine the water, sugar, and salt until it dissolves.
- Add cilantro, lime zest and juice; then whisk together until well blended.
- Add the pork chops and the marinade to a resealable plastic bag, and refrigerate for 2 hours.
- Remove the meat from the bag, discard the marinade; then grill the pork chops until the minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees F is reached. (more if you prefer it well done)
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*Originally shared April 2013/Updated May 2019