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Cilantro Lime Grilled Pork Chops

Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

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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.

Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops

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.

Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

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Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.Click to Tweet

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.

Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops

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
Lime and Cilantro Grilled Pork Chops
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
2 hrs
 

Boneless, center cut pork chops marinated in a brine of fresh lime juice and cilantro; then grilled to perfection.

Course: Main Entree
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brining, pork chops
Servings: 4
Author: Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
Ingredients
  • 4- 4(ounce) Boneless Pork Chops
  • 3/4 c. Water
  • 2 tbsp. Granulated Sugar
  • 2 tbsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1 tbsp. Fresh Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Lime, zest and juice
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, combine the water, sugar, and salt until it dissolves.

  2. Add cilantro, lime zest and juice; then whisk together until well blended.

  3. Add the pork chops and the marinade to a resealable plastic bag, and refrigerate for 2 hours.

  4. 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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3 Comments

  1. Kirsten Madaus
    April 26, 2013 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Carrie,
    What a great idea for a series of posts!
    My family would agree that they like to have old favorites, so I am glad that I chose to only share 3 recipes a week so I can fit old favorites and new dishes into our meals.

    Thanks!

  2. Regina
    May 31, 2019 at 3:46 pm - Reply

    Hi. I’m on a low sodium diet. Does it affect the recipe to omit the salt? I use No Salt on my food after cooking. Thank you

    • Carrie's Experimental Kitchen
      May 31, 2019 at 4:25 pm - Reply

      Hi Regina, since this recipe is a brine, you need to use equal parts of salt and sugar. The brine is discarded before cooking; however, some salt does get infused in the meat. How much? I really can’t say I’m sorry.

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