How To Cook Pork Chops

How To Cook Pork Chops

A dish that warms, declined in many recipes, are the pork chops and are prepared when you want to bring to the table flavor, taste and lots of goodness. Pork meat, characterized by its light color, if cooked well becomes very soft and tasty. Today we will give you tips and tricks to cook different and always tasty pork ribs. From today, you will be able to cook soft ribs, you will know how to prepare them in the oven, barbecue and barbecued and we will give you tips on how to proceed to a proper smoking. We will not fail to reveal the recipe for stewed pork chops, we will tell you how to prepare them in a pan for a quick dinner and how to bring them to the table with a tasty side dish of potatoes.

How To Cook Soft Pork Chops

The pork chops, also called chops, are a second meat that lends itself to many preparations and are suitable for different occasions. To bring to the table soft pork chops you will have to resort to some tricks. Although it is very good, in fact, pork meat needs a little bit of attention during cooking to prevent it from getting soggy.

By following my advice, you will be sure to serve your guests or your family always soft and succulent pork ribs.

First, if you want to be sure that your ribs are soft, you should use a meat tenderizer before cooking. Cover the ribs with a sheet of baking paper and beat very gently. Another method involves a long marinating process before the meat is cooked. There are several ingredients that you can use to marinate the ribs, it will all depend on the final recipe that you are going to prepare.

You can use vinegar, milk, lemon or orange juice, red wine and even yogurt. More simply, you can dip the ribs in a bowl with salted water and add other ingredients. To prepare an excellent brine that will make your meat more tender you have to add 2 l of water, 70 g of caster sugar, 2 tablespoons of fine salt and a ground black pepper in a bowl.

If you have time to leave the ribs, for at least 12 hours immersed in this mixture, you will get a surprising result.

Also, remember that the cooking of pork chops must always be done over low heat: in this way even the inside of the meat will have plenty of time to cook and not to disperse the juices that make it tender.

How To Cook Pork Chops In The Oven

Cooking baked pork chops is a very practical way to bring to the table a dish with a unique flavor, with an intoxicating aroma and that goes well with many side dishes.

The procedure is simple and you will need very little to serve a second course of meat that will please everyone, adults and children*.

You will only need a few ingredients:

  • 700 g pork chops;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • 1 sprig of rosemary;
  • 1 white onion; peppercorns;
  • 1 l of red wine; coarse salt.

First of all, in a mixer chop the rosemary needles with plenty of black pepper and a pinch of coarse salt. Divide the onion into quarters and place it in an oven dish.

In a large bowl, place the ribs, add the chopped aromatic herbs and cover everything with the wine. Leave to marinate overnight, then drain the meat and place it in a large baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 200° and leave to cook for about 10 minutes. At this point, open the oven door and wet the ribs with the marinade liquid. Close and continue cooking for another 45 minutes, always wetting the meat with wine from time to time.

Serve the ribs in the oven bringing them to the table with a series of side dishes that enhance the flavor.

You will certainly not miss the delicious baked potatoes that will delight everyone, or a nice plate of duchess potatoes. But you can also combine the ribs with polenta with porcini mushrooms to enjoy a unique dish suitable for the cold season.

A suggestion: alternatively, for a good marinating of baked ribs you can also choose beer or add a hot pepper.

How To Cook Pork Ribs At The Barbecue

A game on TV, an informal dinner with friends and the idea can be said to arrive alone: pork ribs at the barbecue.

Perfect also for an outdoor lunch in the first days of spring, the pork ribs prepared at the barbecue are really delicious. Eat them with your hands, then, they become a sin of gluttony that you can not give up.

Let’s see together the best and easiest way to prepare them. It is a dish that goes very well with the flavor of spices, so we will give you advice on which to choose for a perfect balance of flavors.

To prepare tasty baked pork ribs, you will need:

  • 1 kg of ribs;
  • salt and black pepper;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 teaspoon of cumin;
  • 1 teaspoon of sweet paprika;
  • ½ teaspoon of ginger powder;
  • 12 ml of apple vinegar;
  • 2 tablespoons full of brown sugar;
  • 2 tablespoons of ketchup.

First of all, you have to marinate: this will make the meat taste good and when cooked it becomes tender and juicy, giving off all its flavor.

Place the meat in a high-sided and capacious bowl. After finely chopping the garlic cloves, in a separate bowl, mix all the dry ingredients of the marinade except the sugar, then pour them on the ribs. Don’t be afraid to get dirty and start massaging the meat with your hands. Do it for about 5 minutes, cover everything with a sheet of film and let your spicy ribs rest for at least 2 hours in the refrigerator.

After this time, place the ribs on the grill of your hot barbecue and cook them, turning them often for 10 minutes.

During this time, prepare the barbecue sauce: put the ketchup, brown sugar and apple vinegar in a saucepan over the fire. You can also add some acacia honey. Bring to the boil and glaze the ribs with a silicone kitchen brush; then continue cooking until the ribs become shiny and golden on their crunchy surface.

If there is space left on the grill, add eggplants, peppers and zucchini slices, grill them for a few minutes, season them with salt, extra virgin olive oil and basil and serve them in a serving dish to accompany the meat.

Very good together with grilled pork ribs are also baked potatoes. Pork ribs, unlike pork ribs which can also be called steaks or pork chops and are more full of meat, can also be cooked without dividing them: this cut will allow the meat to remain even more tender. The baked ribs are also excellent.

How To Cook Barbecued Pork Ribs

If you are lucky and have a fireplace in your town house or in the country, you can cook pork ribs directly on the grill. The smell that the meat will take will be really special and will smell like family.

You just have to be careful to put out the fire and reach an optimal stage of the conditions of the embers. The embers suitable for cooking meat is, in fact, the one that turns white. Place a grill directly on the embers and proceed with the cooking. Also in the case of barbecuing, we recommend that you marinate the ribs for the first time.

For 1 kg of meat, you can prepare a mixture with:

  • 1.5 l of red wine;
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary;
  • 3 sage leaves;
  • 2 bay leaves;
  • 3 cloves;
  • 1 tablespoon of peppercorns.

Soak the meat in a bowl with the marinade, cover as usual with the cooking film and let it rest for at least 8 hours. After this time, you can place the pork ribs on the grill and leave them there for 25 minutes of cooking.

Remember to turn the pork ribs often and if you want to cook a special side dish, you can put potatoes cut in half under the embers, stuffed with herb butter and closed in aluminum foil.

They will be delicious cooked on the embers even fanciful bruschettas of homemade bread.

How To Cook Smoked Pork Chops

Smoking is a process that makes the meat of pork ribs even tastier. You must have a barbecue with lid and side compartment will be really easy to bring to the table a tasty and inviting dish.

First of all, even in the case of smoking, it is necessary to marinate the meat to enrich its taste. In the paragraph in which we talked about how to cook grilled pork chops, we gave you precise indications on how to marinate the meat. Proceed with the same operation, then, once the marinating time has passed, place the ribs on the barbecue grill. The temperature inside the side compartment should be 50°.

At this point, spray water into the compartment so that more smoke comes out. Close the lid of the barbecue and let the meat smoke for about 4 hours, taking care to continue to vaporize the water for this time. Once smoking is finished, you can proceed to cook the smoked ribs on the grill.

How To Cook Pork Ribs In The Pan

Another method to prepare delicious pork chops is to cook them in a pan. This is an easy recipe, ideal for a convivial evening with friends. You just have to have a very good raw material available.

The ingredients you need are:

  • 4 pork steaks each;
  • 50 g of clarified butter;
  • 1 clove of garlic;
  • 1 tuft of parsley;
  • 1 sprig of rosemary;
  • 1 tablespoon of oregano;
  • 1 sprig of thyme;
  • salt and pepper.

Depending on the appetite of the diners, the weight of the ribs may vary but should never exceed 2 cm if you want to get a perfect cooking.

First of all, in a mixer prepare a mince with the aromatic herbs. Take a pan that is large and comfortable, melt the butter and add the poached garlic. In the meantime, massage the meat into the minced herbs and add a few grains of coarse salt.

We reveal a trick: you can lightly beat the steaks with a meat tenderizer to make them more tender, as explained at the beginning of the article, but also to make the herbs’ aromas penetrate better into the meat. Place them in a pan and cook them 3 minutes per side over low heat; then cover them with a lid so that steam forms inside and continue cooking for another 10 minutes.

These ribs can be served with a side dish of roasted peppers or a good plate of friggitelli.

How To Cook Stewed Pork Chops

Cooking stewed pork chops means really loving yourself. They are a very tasty dish, full of flavor, warm and enveloping.

The process is not one of the fastest, but when you bring your succulent dish to the table, you will find that it was worth it.

To prepare excellent stewed ribs, you will need:

  • 500 g of pork ribs;
  • 500 g of Savoy cabbage;
  • 400 ml of boiling vegetable broth;
  • 1 tablespoon of flour;
  • 3 tablespoons of tomato paste;
  • 1 shallot; 2 large carrots;
  • 1 celery rib;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 glass of white wine;
  • 2 apples;
  • extra-virgin olive oil;
  • salt.

Chop carrots, shallot, celery and garlic; transfer everything into a large saucepan and add 4 tablespoons of oil. Fry for a few minutes, add the meat lightly sprinkled with flour, let it brown for a few minutes, then blend with the wine. In this case, if you want, you can also use red wine.

Once it has evaporated completely, add the savoy cabbage previously cut into strips and the chopped apples. Cook for 3 minutes, stirring with a wooden spoon, then add the diluted concentrate in the broth, cover and leave to cook for 2 hours, adding a little water if the meat should become too dry.

Wet the meat often with the cooking liquid, add salt and serve the stewed ribs in their sauce, with a good side dish of polenta.

How To Cook Pork Ribs With Potatoes

A dish that speaks of Sunday in the family, of ancient flavors, cuddles, taste and extreme goodness: they are the pork ribs with potatoes. A dish full of all the delicious flavor of dishes prepared at home, when outside there is a cold winter day. The menu includes hearty first courses, ribs with potatoes and dessert. You don’t need anything else to feel good!

The taste of meat and potatoes are mixed together to give you what we could call the perfect morsel. Supported by the flavor and aroma of the aromas chosen to enrich this dish, the ribs with potatoes are a second course of meat that can not miss in your recipe book. We will give you advice to cook it at its best and always make a great impression.

First of all, we advise you to proceed with the preparation of the potatoes. For a perfect cooking, in fact, you must first peel them, cut them into slices and then dip them for 2 or 3 minutes in boiling salted water.

This operation will cause the starch from the outside of the segments to disperse into the water, remaining only inside. In this way, the potatoes will cook with the meat remaining crispy on the outside and very soft on the inside.

To make this dish, you will need:

  • 1 kg of ribs;
  • 5 large yellow potatoes;
  • 2 sprigs of rosemary;
  • 2 cloves of garlic;
  • 1 glass of white wine;
  • salt flakes;
  • black pepper grains.

After preparing the potatoes as indicated, place them together with the ribs in an oven dish; add the crushed garlic cloves, a pinch of flaked salt and a sprinkling of black pepper. Then season with 3 or 4 tablespoons of oil and mix everything using your hands.

Bake in a preheated oven at 200° and, 5 minutes after cooking, blend with the wine. Cook for another 20 minutes, until the meat comes off the bone, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon.

Serve the ribs with potatoes while they are still steaming. This is a dish that will rank on the podium of the favorite meat dishes of the whole family.

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