Cooking pork chops on a barbecue grill is quite an art. Producing a juicy and tender pork chop on the grill is not something to be taken lightly as it does require some skills and patience. At its best, pork cooked on charcoal is tender, juicy and deliciously smoky. The key to great pork cooked on charcoal is a long, slow cooking time with very little disruptions.
First trim off excess meat and fat away from the ends of the chop bones. Rinse and pat dry.
Place the pork chops in a ziploc freezer bag.
Prepare the ingredients to marinade the pork chops.
Combine the marinade ingredients in a bowl. Whisk to mix thoroughly.
Pour about 60% of the marinade into the freezer bag over the pork chops. Reserve the balance of the marinade to glaze the chops later while grilling. Make sure the pork chops are thoroughly coated with the marinade. Squeeze out excess air and seal the freezer bag. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours. Take the pork chops out from refrigerator, drain and place on plate 1 hour before grilling. Discard the marinade. These pork chops are finally ready for the grill. Prepare the charcoal grill for HIGH HEAT grilling. Place the charcoal briquettes in the centre of the grill. Light the charcoal briquettes. Use a grilling tong to even out the heat. Place the grilling grate in its place. Let the grilling grate heat up for about 5 minutes. Lightly oiled the grilling grate. Grill the marinated pork chops uncovered directly above the hot coal over HIGH HEAT to sear the outside to get some nice browned grill marks, about 3 minutes each side. Turn the pork chops to sear the other side for another 3 minutes. Then move the hot coal away from the centre of the grill, to the 2 ends of the grill. Place the seared pork chops to continue grilling over INDIRECT HEAT in the centre of the grill. Brush the remaining marinade on each side of the pork chops. Cover and continue to grill for about 20 minutes. Turn the pork chops once. Brush the marinade one more time on the pork chops. Cover and grill for another 15 to 20 minutes or until the pork chops are no longer pink inside. Finally the pork chops are done. Take the pork chops off the grill and serve after 5 minutes. Garnish and serve the simple grilled pork chops with mashed potatoes as a side dish and a dipping sauce. AS ALWAYS ….. ENJOY!