Costoletta di Maiale al Rosmarino

Venetian-Style Grilled Pork Chops on a Bed of Cinnamon Onions

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By Joyce Goldstein

Published 1998

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We find that this marinade sweetens and tenderizes American pork so that it more closely resembles Italian pork in flavor. The spiced onions are a carryover from the Renaissance.



  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 6


For the marinade, combine all the ingredients in a shallow nonaluminum container and stir until the sugar and salt dissolve. Add the chops, cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 days.

For the onions, melt the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the onions and cook very slowly until they are very soft, almost a puree, about 30 minutes. Stir in the cinnamon and salt and pepper to ta