MARINATED PORK LOIN CHOPS WITH APPLE-CHILI CHUTNEY
6 - 8 pork loin chops about 1 inch thick
1/4 cup soy sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/4 cup dry sherry
1 tsp. dry mustard
1 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. dried thyme
Salt and pepper to taste
Combine all ingredients except pork chops. Place pork chops in a shallow baking dish and pour marinade over chops. Refrigerate for several hours before cooking. You can grill these chops over a medium-high hot grill or bake at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes, either way you should cook pork until it is no longer pink in the middle. Be careful not to overcook however or the pork will become tough. The marinade in this recipe is perfect for pork. You should turn the chops a few times during the marinating process to make sure each side
gets a turn.
4 cups granny smith apples, peeled cored and diced
2 red or green chilies, diced
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/3 cup brown sugar
6 cloves garlic, minced
2/3 cup water
1 Tbsp. fresh marjoram or 1 tsp. dried
Combine all ingredients in a saucepan and cook over medium heat until apples are tender. Refrigerate until ready to serve. Be careful when chopping hot chilies, they can make your fingers burn and if you touch your eyes with the chili juice on your fingers it could be quite painful. If you like things a little hotter you may leave some or all the seeds in the recipe when chopping the chilies.
You can also alter the ingredients to make it mild or very spicy.