Happy Fall! Now, let’s see about some cool temps and lower humidity! (Kidding. It will happen. We just need to be patient.)
Fun Son is a real guy’s guy. He enjoys hunting, football (any sport, really), eating meat, and firing up the grill to cook it.
He’s a great griller! But…just because his grandmother says he should open a restaurant doesn’t mean he ever will. Because he won’t. No matter how much we ooh and aah, he just doesn’t get how much we enjoy eating his cooking!
The last time we visited Fun Son, he grilled pork chops for our dinner one night. I helped (held the zip-top bag for him – ha!) with his process for making his marinade recipe and recorded it on my phone. He totally down-played it like it was nothing. Mom, it’s no big deal. It’s just how guys like it. It’s got Worcestershire sauce. That’s what guys like!
At our house, he’s right. Our guys want the stuff on every kind of meat you throw on the grill. I hide the bottle so they won’t mess up my chicken or hamburgers. At Fun Son’s apartment, he rules. Pork chops on the grill get his special marinade treatment. Including Worcestershire. Period.
All you need are some thick pork chops from the grocer. Mix the marinade in a gallon zip-top bag. (I worked real hard to get quantities for you, ’cause Fun Son isn’t a measure-this, measure-that kind of guy. Wink. He’s a guy!)
Add the pork chops and work the sauce around to all sides of the meat.
Let it rest in the fridge for thirty minutes at least.
Discard the marinade and throw the chops on the grill. Cook to your liking and serve with your choice of veggies.
Look how juicy and tasty!
Any guy (and most gals) will love these chops. 🙂
- 2-3 large pork chops (bone-in, the guy way)
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar
- 2 Tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
- 1 Tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Rub salt and pepper over both sides of chops.
- Combine remaining ingredients in a gallon zip-top bag.
- Add chops to marinade and mush around so sauce covers all surfaces of meat.
- Refrigerate for thirty minutes, minimum, or for several hours.
- Remove meat from bag, discarding marinade, and cook meat to your liking.
As Fun Son was mixing his marinade recipe, I asked him for the name of it.
Mom, there’s no name. It’s “The Guy” recipe.
If he ever writes a cookbook, guess who it’ll be for…that’s right GUYS! ‘Cause they like to eat meat most of all, right? (Fun Son cooks some killer veggies, too.)
Does that scare you a little bit? Ha!
When we lived in Marietta, Alton Brown from The Food Network attended our church. One Sunday morning, he happened to be sitting directly behind us. Fun Son turned around and shook hands with “Mr. Brown” and told him he liked his show.
Alton and Emeril were his favorite cooking shows, which he watched on occasion while not playing neighborhood football games. (Think of The Sand Lot movie, only with a football and no scary, man-eating dog.) I could tell Fun Son wanted to really get to know Alton Brown. But, it was hand-shake time, not conversation time. It was a special moment for him, shaking Mr. Brown’s hand. 🙂
So…any ideas for Fun Son’s “Guy” cookbook?