Big Weather's Big Recipe: Pork chop marinade

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Friday, June 5, 2020
Big Weather's Big Recipe: Pork chop marinade
It's grilling season and here's a great marinade for meat and poultry dishes.

I LOVE using the grill. I've had a lot of requests for a grilling recipe and this one is definitely my easiest.

Plus, it's got great flavor and if you are intimidated by the grill, this is a good one to start with.


6 to 8 pork chops (bone-in or out, whatever you can find right now)

1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil

1/4 Cup Olive Oil

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (or the juice of 1 large lemon)

1 Tablespoon of Salt

1 teaspoon of Paprika

3 cloves of garlic, peeled and pressed

3 bay leaves, snapped in half

1 One Gallon Ziplock Bag


1. Squeeze the juice from one lemon. Add oils to equal 1 cup of liquid.

2. Pour in bowl along with Salt, Paprika, Garlic, and Bay Leaves.

3. Whisk.

4. Pour over pork chops in a marinating box. If you don't have one, use a 1-gallon Ziplock Bag.

5. Put in refrigerator for a minimum of 4 hours, I like to put them in overnight.

6. Mix them up a few times and flip the bag while marinating.

7. Fire up the grill.

8. Cook on grill until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.

9. Let rest for 3 minutes and enjoy!

For my side dishes, I microwaved some broccoli and roasted Charlie's (my friend from an earlier post) potatoes in the oven (I'll post that recipe later).

If grilling scares you, try this one out and let me know how it went.

And if you're a Grill-Master, I hope this adds to your grilling arsenal!


Here's more of Don's recipes:

Big Weather's Big Recipe: 5-minute pie

Big Weather's Big Recipe: Spicy beans and rice

Big Weather's Big Recipe: Chicken in a basket