Love the flavors together. I served these chops for company and they were a big hit.
Jalapeño-Basil Pork Chops
Yield: Makes 4 servings
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Stand: 30 Minutes
- 1 (10-oz.) jar jalapeño pepper jelly
- 1/2 cup dry white wine
- 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
- 4 (1-inch-thick) bone-in pork loin chops
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1. Cook first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring often, 5 minutes or until pepper jelly melts. Remove from heat, and let mixture cool completely.
- 2. Pour 3/4 cup pepper jelly mixture into a large zip-top plastic freezer bag, reserving remaining mixture; add pork chops, turning to coat. Seal and let stand at room temperature 30 minutes, turning pork chops occasionally.
- 3. Remove chops from marinade, discarding marinade. Sprinkle evenly with salt and pepper.
- 4. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 3 to 4 minutes on each side or until a meat thermometer inserted into thickest portion registers 160°. Serve with remaining pepper jelly mixture.
- Jalapeño-Basil Chicken: Substitute 4 skinned and boned chicken breasts for pork chops. Prepare pepper jelly mixture, and marinate chicken as directed. Grill, covered with grill lid, over medium-high heat (350° to 400°) 4 minutes on each side or until done. Serve with remaining pepper jelly mixture.
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