Friday, September 9, 2011

Grilled Porks Chops with a Simple Basil, Lime and Garlic Marinade or Rub

We were going to grill pork chops again, and wanted a quick marinade for them. Using a marinade or rub, can give the meat a a boost of flavor, without adding salt.  Because we still have a ton of fresh basil, we wanted to make a simple marinade or rub with the basil.  We took some basil, chopped it up, 4 cloves of garlic, chopped, the juice of 1 lime, and some olive oil.  that's it.  Stir it all together, pour in a plastic bag and marinate in the refrigerator for a couple of hours or longer. You get such moist. flavorful pork chops, with the zing of the lime, and garlic and undertones of the basil. If you want to use this as a rub, just omit the olive oil, so simple and delish! We used this marinade on pork, but I can't wait to try it on chicken, turkey burgers, or shrimp, Yum!

Basil, Lime Garlic Marinade or Rub for 2 large chops
1/4 c fresh, chopped Basil
4 cloves of garlic, chopped
Juice of 1 lime
1/4 olive oil

For Marinade:
Combine all in ingredients in small bowl and mix well. Pour marinade in large plastic bag, add chops, and marinate for several hours, or overnight.

For Rub:
Combine first three ingredients, omit olive oil.  Rub over meat to be grilled.  Grill to desired preference. Enjoy!

I would be remiss if I didn't mention the Tenth anniversary of 9/11 this wekend.  My heart and prayers go out to the families who lost loved ones and friends, the survivors, and first responders. of this terrible event. I do not know how you will commerate this Anniversary, if at all, but I'm  going spend time with my loved ones. Remember, Freedom isn't Free. Never forget 9/11!


  1. That basil, lime and garlic rub sounds scrumptious! I'm going to have to try this next time I do pork chops. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Russell- Thanks for stopping by my blog.The rub is both simple and delicious!

  3. Sounds fabulous, Becky! I almost always marinate our meat before gives such lovely flavor. Have a great weekend~

  4. Lizzy,
    We always marinate our meat for grilling, except in the summer, it's nice to have the fresh herbs right on our patio

  5. Ooo, this rub sounds fantastic. I need to use up my basil before the frost comes, thanks for the idea!

  6. Wowsers! This looks gorgeous Becky and I know the flavor is amazing. I just LOVE pork chops!!

  7. Carolyn-This is a good way to use the basil, besides pesto.

    Brandie-We love pork chops, too, especially with this rub/marinade

  8. Becky-Love grilled pork chops with a simple marinade. Putting the marinade with the chops in a baggie, certainly gets the flavor infused...I can just smell the fresh garlic, and fresh basil. Now, I'm really getting hungry, and will have to wait for the weekend, to grill:DDD
    Thanks for sharing!


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