Grilled Spiced Pork Chops

This is a very quick and easy recipe to prepare. You can vary the marinade and spices to suit your own taste and store-cupboard. I like to serve the chops with boiled rice and a vegetable cooked in plenty of juices, such as a ratatouille type of dish. Unlikely though it may sound, cod cutlets are delicious marinated, cooked and served in the same way, although they cook far more quickly.


  • 4 pork chops or cutlets
  • 2 tbsp fruit chutney or apricot jam
  • ½ tsp chilli sauce or ¼ tsp chilli powder
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and crushed
  • 1 tbsp good sherry
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp Angostura bitters
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander


Trim excess fat from the chops or cutlets. Mix the rest of the ingredients together and brush over the chops. Let them stand for at least 30 minutes to absorb some of the flavours. (You can even prepare the meat in the morning, cover it and refrigerate until required.) Heat the grill and cook the chops under the grill until cooked through, turning once. Cooking time will depend on the thickness of the meat, not its overall weight.