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guava glazed pork chops

Recipe by
Vickie Parks
Renton, WA

I got this recipe from a site that states it's a copycat of Bahama Breeze's original recipe. It's an easy recipe that requires minimal work of marinating pork chops, and then grilling and basting them with a simple guava glaze. Easy peasy! It's best to prepare these chops on your outdoor grill. But if weather doesn't allow outdoor cooking, you can use a quality grill pan (as I did) and prepare the chops on your stovetop. For a full Island touch, you can enjoy these tasty chops while sipping a blended Piña Colada cocktail or a chilled Mai Tai cocktail. Ya mon!

yield 4 (prep time includes minimum marinating time)
prep time 3 Hr 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Grill

Ingredients For guava glazed pork chops

  • 4
    double thick pork chops (about 10-12 oz each)
  • 1/4 cup
    olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp
    jamaican jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 cup
    orange juice
  • 2 Tbsp
    low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup
    rice wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    dark jamaican rum
  • 1 lg
    lime, juiced
  • 1 md
    scotch bonnet or habañero pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 clove
    garlic, minced
  • 1/2 lg
    red onion, chopped
  • 2 md
    green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp
    creole seasoning
  • 2 cups
    traditional barbecue sauce
  • 3/4 cup
    guava fruit pulp (available at walmart, amazon, and most asian markets)
  • 1 tsp
    blackening seasoning

How To Make guava glazed pork chops

  • 1
    Trim pork chops of any excess fat. Set pork chops aside.
  • 2
    Marinade: Slowly add olive oil to Jerk seasoning, stirring with a wire whisk. Add all remaining Marinade ingredients, stirring until well blended. Add 1 cup of the marinade to a gallon-size zip-lock plastic bag. Add pork chops, seal plastic bag, and turn several times to coat all of the chops with the marinade. Place plastic bag in refrigerator to allow pork chops to marinate for 3 to 4 hours. Turn bag a few times, to ensure all chops are evenly marinated.
  • 3
    Guava Glaze: Mix together the BBQ sauce, guava pulp and blackening seasoning.
  • 4
    Remove chops from the marinade; discard marinade. Grill pork chops about 10 to 15 minutes, basting every few minutes with guava glaze. Turn the pork chops and grill other side for 10 to 12 minutes or until done (no pink remains in center), basting every few minutes with guava glaze. NOTE: Total grilling time can vary, depending on thickness of the chops.

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