Guava Citrus Marinated Grilled Porkchops Recipe

Recipe: Guava Citrus Marinated Grilled Porkchops by Momma Cuisine

Porkchops to me, is like chicken. It's an accessible meat, a staple in my home and there can never be enough recipes that can help liven up typical porkchop meal.

This recipe for Guava Citrus Marinated Grilled Porkchops, though sounding very gourmet or even difficult, I promise, really isn't as intimidating as it may sound. The most intimidating part, is going out to the market to find guavas. For people who aren't used to exploring new and exotic foods and ingredients, it may seem a little scary to go out and buy these. But don't sweat it ~ it's just food!

Though the classics never fail, one of the best parts of cooking is trying new things out, learning new cooking techniques and exploring new flavors. This one will definitely be one that would be fun to try and you'll realize that this may become a favorite!

These porkchops after being grilled, and like you see in the picture is topped with a fabulous, Guava Papaya Relish. And if you don't have the time to make the relish, feel free to simply top the Guava Citrus Marinated Grilled Porkchops with traditional or fruit salsa. You can even buy it premade. Many markets, I especially love Whole Foods and also the local fresh market in my town, make some great salsas that they freshly make in house.                                                                                         

  • 8 small Guavas – seeded and chopped
  • 3 cloves of Garlic
  • 1 cup of Fresh Orange Juice
  • 1 tablespoon of Ground Cumen
  • 2 teaspoons of Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Fresh Ground Pepper
  • 2 lbs of thin Porkchops – use your favorite cut

In a blender of food processor, blend the guavas, garlic, orange juice, cumen, salt and ground pepper until smooth. Taste for flavor and adjust if needed. If it’s too tart ~ add a tablespoon of sugar.

Marinate the porkchops with the Guava Citrus Marinade for at least one hour before grilling.

Top with Guava Papaya Relish, or your favorite salsa.

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