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
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.
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!