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Tender Belly Habanero-Marinated Pork Chops

Posted February 12, 2018

Photo ofTender Belly Habanero-Marinated Pork Chopsby Tender Belly

One hard-working pork chop marinade recipe serves two functions, flavoring the pork chops before and after they hit the grill.



  • 2 lemongrass stalks, tough outer layers removed
  • 1 habanero chile, seeded, very finely chopped
  • 2 garlic clove, crushed
  • ½ cup fresh orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce (such as nam pla or nuoc nam)
  • 2 tablespoons light brown sugar
  • 6 tablespoons unseasoned rice vinegar, divided
  • 4 ½-inch-thick bone-in pork chops
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus more for grill
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 jicama, peeled, sliced ¼ inch thick
  • 1 bunch mustard greens, thick stems removed, sliced (about 8 cups)
  • ½ cup torn basil leaves

Get the full recipe at Bon Appetit

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