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Portuguese Pork Chops Recipe

Porco de Vinha de Alhos

Portuguese Pork Chops
Posted by: Jerseygirl Wed 6 Jul 2005 3:24 pm

Rub pork chops well with ground cumin (crush seeds in a mortar and pestle for best flavor).
Place pork chops into a glass, ceramic or stainless steel ovenproof container. Combine 1/4 cup white sugar, 1 pint cider vinegar and two tablespoons salt.

To this mixture, add 1/2 cup (4 ounces) whole mixed pickling spices and one quart wine vinegar. Peel, smash and mince 4 cloves garlic; add to marinade. Cover tightly and place in refrigerator to marinate for 2 days. Turn pork chops to coat evenly each day.

Bake in a preheated 350'f oven for 40-45 minutes or until done.

Note: If you won't be cooking these in the oven (for example, you might want to grill them outside instead) save the dish and use a Ziploc bag to marinate the chops.

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