Grilled Pork Chops with Chipotle Orange Marmalade Glaze
- 1 cup orange marmalade
- 3 canned chipotles en adobo sauce with clinging sauce(available is most supermarkets and Latin stores)
- 2 tbs sesame oil
- 2 tbs sesame seeds
- 2 cups wood chips (we use fruit wood for this recipe, but you can use any kind of chips that you want. Soak in water for 30 minutes)
- 2 pork tenderloins (about 1 pound each)
Here is a quick recipe for you that with a little prep you can make at the drop of a Hat. Pork chops cut from tenderloin is the most tender part of the Pig. The tenderloin lies in the middle of the back and the muscles surrounding it do little that could cause it to toughen. Pork loin chops come from the larger muscle where the tenderloin originates. They cook quickly so take care not to over cook. This is a outdoor grill recipe, however you can prepare it in your oven. It will take about 45 minutes at 350 degrees.
- In a food processor, combine the marmalade, chipoltes, and sesame oil, and process until smooth.
- In a shallow pan marinate the pork in the mixture for 30 to 45 minutes, turning occasionally.
- In a small skillet over low heat, toast the sesame seeds, stirring often, until golden, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- Light a charcoal fire and let it burn down until the coals are evenly white. Drain the wood chips and sprinkle evenly.
- When the wood chips are smoking, lay the tenderloins on the rack over the coals, and cover, turning occasionally, and basting with any glaze remaining in the bowl.
- Pork should be crisply gazed and cooked through while remaining slightly pink at their thickest point, about 20 minutes.
- Cut the tenderloins cross the grin and at a slight angle into slices. Sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds and serve.