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
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