Perfect bourbon pork chops

Today is Secret Recipe Club reveal day. Secret Recipe Club is a gathering of food bloggers assigned a blog, select and prepare a recipe, and on the designated day, share whose blog we were secretly assigned and post about the recipe. It’s a great way to meet other bloggers and find new recipes.

This month I was assigned Amy's A Couple in the Kitchen, a site where she chronicles her food adventures with husband, Chris. A couple after my heart who love to cook, eat, and travel, the perfect combination of interests. Her blog has a ton of great recipes, and I appreciated the abundance of non-sweets, something that has challenged me with blogs I've been assigned with SRC in the past.

The bourbon pork chops immediately caught my eye, even thought I mostly have given up beef and pork since my last birthday. It is one of those recipes that stuck with me, and I kept coming back to it. Of course, Craig was delighted and up for the challenge of getting "TV-worthy grill marks," as Chris had barbequed them. Oh goodness, did Craig get it perfect. Not only do these look fabulous, they were melt-in-your-mouth tender, juicy, really - the perfect pork chop. Bon Appetit!

(I forgot to buy the suggested cipollini onions, which look to make a lovely side for these chops, and I used Penzey's smoked paprika.)
Bourbon Smoked Paprika Pork Chops



2 boneless pork sirloin chops

kosher salt to taste

freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 teaspoon smoked paprika

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1/4 cup (or so) bourbon


Season the pork chops with salt and pepper and place in a large zip-type bag. In a small bowl, mix together the paprika, brown sugar, bourbon, and additional salt and pepper. Pour the mixture into the bag with the chops and allow to marinate for at least one hour. Place the pork chops on a heated grill. Grill the pork chops on both sides until cooked through, with the length of time depending on size of chops. 


(One of our favorite bourbons)
 

17 comments:

  1. So glad you enjoyed them! And kudos to Craig for those grill marks, indeed!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Amy! Really enjoyed your blog.

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  2. Visiting from Group A - I did an orphan rescue from last week's reveal - and I am in LOVE with this recipe. That meat looks scrumptious and moist. Wow. Thanks for sharing with the SRC.

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    1. This was such an easy and delicious recipe, perfect for summer grilling. Thanks for taking a look, Camilla.

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  3. Mmmmm....great pick! We make a lot of grilled pork chops and I'll have to try this recipe :)

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    1. Thanks, Liz, and definitely give these a try. Perfect way to prepare chops, so moist and flavorful.

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    1. Me, too! And the bourbon we used is not only great for marinating, but pretty tasty for sipping too. Thanks for stopping by, Chelsy.

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  5. Anything with bourbon in it is simply perfect!! Glad to be part of SRC group C with you.

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    1. I agree with you, Lisa, bourbon makes everything better. Nice being in SRC with you, too, and appreciate your comment!

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  6. Yum, I love a good pork chop. These look good.

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  7. Sounds like a great marinade - bet this would be good with chicken and shrimp too!

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  8. Pork and Bourbon! How can you go wrong with THAT!!

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  9. Great grill marks! A+ ;-) Super recipe - looks exceptionally tasty. And I haven't had the bourbon before - I'll have to look for it. Thanks.

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  10. Hi Denise, just popped over to let you know that your link to Food on Friday: Cakes was featured in my Need Some Inspiration? Series on Carole's Chatter today. Cheers

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  11. Oh my goodness! Chuck would love this ... he's a bourbon fanatic!

    We will definitely be trying this recipe soon!

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  12. Oh my goodness ... Chuck would love this! He's a bourbon fanatic!

    We will definitely be trying this recipe soon!

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