Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 20 min Makes: 4 servings
Cuban Rub 2 tablespoons grated lime peel 1 tablespoon cumin seed 1 tablespoon cracked black pepper 1/2 teaspoon salt 2 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil 1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Pork Chops 4 boneless pork loin or rib chops, about 1 inch thick (about 2 pounds) Mango slices, if desired
1. Heat coals or gas grill for direct heat. Remove excess fat from pork.
In small bowl, mix all Cuban Rub ingredients; rub evenly on both sides of pork. 2. Cover and grill pork 4 to 6 inches from medium heat 8 to 10 minutes, turning frequently, until pork is no longer pink and meat thermometer inserted in center reads 160°F. Garnish with mango slices.
Substitution: No cumin seed? Use 1 teaspoon ground cumin.
Serve With: Round out these flavor-packed pork chops with corn on the cob and cooked rice tossed with black beans.
Variation: The Cuban Rub is also delicious on chicken breasts.