That’s the actual recipe name, but I do agree how yummy it is. I hope everyone is staying cool. The past few days have felt so hot!
Huge disclaimer: We used this marinade recipe for pork chops. I don’t know about you, but pork chops are so difficult for me to cook without them drying out!
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Stephen’s idea was to try to cook the pork chops in the sous vide to see if they would be tender and juicy. I’ve tried the Shake ‘n Bake mix and oven cooking them and frying them in a pan, but they always dried out or were a little tough to chew, and that was super frustrating.
The marinade requires all these ingredients below. Stephen was the one to gather it all together, so I wasn’t as frantic with gathering the stuff, haha. Here’s the recipe:
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/2 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
- 1 1/2 tablespoons garlic powder
- 3 tablespoons dried basil
- 1 1/2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon ground white pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (optional)
- 1 teaspoon dried minced garlic (optional)
Most of the items are average spices that we had, so really, we just needed to buy the pork chops. Since there’s only two of us, we halved the bulk pack and cooked just four of them. I love how easy this is to just measure and put ingredients in a bowl then stir. While I like cutting, this meal doesn’t take long for us at all to prep and cook!
We had to mix all the spices together in a bowl first. the pork chops also needed to be pat down until dry.
Once the marinade was mixed, we poured it into a gallon size bag and put all the pork chops in to marinate. Now, we were supposed to leave the pork chops in the marinade for a certain amount of time, but we just decided to cook them in the marinade while in the sous vide.
In case you’re wondering why we cooked them on 130 degrees, it’s because the sous vide works similar to a slow cooker. The meat was cooking in the sous vide for an hour, so we aren’t undercooking it or anything like that! Haha. Besides, don’t wanna take any chances of food poisoning!
Plus, the cool thing about the sous vide is that there’s an app that we can track along with the device. It tells us how long the meat is cook — in this case, we have about 25 minutes left.
The temperature times varies depending on the doneness of the meat. In this case, you can’t have a pork chop anything but completely done, but it’s a cool device that’s so convenient to use!
Once the cooking time was completed, we took them out of the bag
and cooked them in a skillet to make the outside crispier!
Here’s the final product!
I completely forgot to cook side dishes the first time, and Stephen claims that he isn’t a side dish person, so we just had some pork chops the first time! The new pictures are the second time around, and they were even better.
Taste: ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS. Funny thing is, we first tried this marinade recipe on steaks, and we think that it tastes even better with pork chops than the steaks! The marinade has such a wonderful flavor because of all the herbs and spices combined. It went perfect the pork chops! Now that we figured out the way to not dry out the meat, we’ll definitely use this recipe again!
0! No heat, just lots and lots of herbs and spices to make this a mild dish!
Sous vide or not, this marinade recipe is super good and you should try making it! I hope you all have another wonderful day. I’m already ready for the weekend!