Poc Chuc

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Poc ChucRecipe

Photo: Dylan and Jeni; Styling: Scott Horne 

Crowd-pleaser grilled pork is ideal for summer backyard grilling. Tip: the way to flavor-filled, garlicky pork chops is in the oregano-salt curing and citrus-soaked marinade. 

Serves 6 (serving size: about 3 oz.)


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1 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
Dash of black pepper
1 1/2 pounds boneless pork chops
1/2 cup fresh orange juice
1/2 cup fresh lime juice
4 garlic cloves, smashed and minced into a paste
1 teaspoon black pepper
Cooking spray


Active: 25 Minutes
Total: 3 Hours, 25 Minutes

1. Combine first 4 ingredients. Pat pork dry with paper towels; sprinkle with salt mixture. Place pork on a rimmed baking sheet; cover and refrigerate 2 to 4 hours.

2. Place pork between 2 layers of plastic wrap; pound to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet. Place pork in a zip-top plastic bag.

3. Combine juices, garlic, and 1 teaspoon pepper in a bowl; reserve 1/4 cup juice mixture. Add remaining juice mixture to pork; let stand 30 minutes.

4. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

5. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 1 minute on each side. Cover grill; grill 5 minutes.

6. Place pork on a platter. Drizzle reserved 1/4 cup juice mixture over pork.

Created date

May 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 193
Fat 7.4 g
Satfat 2.6 g
Monofat 3.3 g
Polyfat 0.8 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 5 g
Fiber 0.0 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 372 mg
Calcium 17 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g