Chuletas De Puerco (Grilled Cuban Style Pork Chops)

Chuletas De Puerco (Grilled Cuban Style Pork Chops)
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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 242.0
  • Total Fat: 8.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 104.3 mg
  • Sodium: 95.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.1 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1.2 g
  • Protein: 34.1 g

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Introduction

Cubans love pork, “The other white meat”. To me there is no better way than to grill them and top them with some sauteed onions and a squeeze of lime juice. The traditional version calls for the pork chops to be sautéed on a skillet with some oil. To make them healthier, I grill my pork chops. Cubans love pork, “The other white meat”. To me there is no better way than to grill them and top them with some sauteed onions and a squeeze of lime juice. The traditional version calls for the pork chops to be sautéed on a skillet with some oil. To make them healthier, I grill my pork chops.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    6 pork chops, about 1/2″ thick (trim excess fat)
    1 cup Naranja Agria (sour orange) or (substitute 2 parts lemon juice to 1 part orange juice)
    2 tablespoons crushed garlic
    pinch cumin
    1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
    1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    olive oil
    2 limes, cut into wedges

Directions

In a mixing bowl combine the naranja agria, garlic, cumin, dried oregano, salt and pepper to make the mojo marinate. Place pork chops in a deep baking dish in a single layer and sprinkle them with salt on both sides. Pour mojo over the pork chops, cover the dish with plastic wrap and refrigerate for a minimum of 2 hours or best if over night.

Preheat the grill to high heat. Grill the pork chops, 3 to 4 minutes per side, until browned and the center of the pork is no longer pink. The pork chops are done when the pork’s internal temperature (using an instant read thermometer ) reaches 160 degrees.

In the meantime, add oil to non-stick fry pan and sauté the onion till just translucent. Set aside.

Remove the pork from the grill and transfer to a serving platter. Top with the sautéed onions and squeeze lime juice over the top. Serve immediately.

Serving Size: 1 chop

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user BROWNEYEDBEAU.

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