Latin Pork Chops

Serve these spicy pork chops with braised greens, any kind of roasted root vegetable, and/or steamed rice. The marinade can also be used on chicken, steak, or lamb chops, either as a marinade or as a sauce after the meat has been cooked.

Serves 4 to 6.

4 to 6 boneless pork chops
Juice and grated zest of 1 lime
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 tablespoon chili powder or chipotle chile powder, or a combination
1 teaspoon ground cumin
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons orange juice
2 to 3 finely chopped fresh cilantro leaves
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ teaspoon black pepper

1. Place everything except the salt and pepper in a glass or ceramic bowl, and mix well. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour and up to 4.

2. Preheat a grill to very hot.

3. Sprinkle the pork chops with the salt and pepper and place them on the grill. Cook until rare on the inside and crusted on the outside, about 5 minutes on each side. Serve immediately.

From Warehouse to Your House: More than 250 Simple, Spectacular Recipes to Cook, Store, and Share When You Buy in Quantity (Simon & Schuster, 2006)