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Whiskey-Pepper Chops with Molasses Butter

Whiskey-Pepper Chops with Molasses ButterElegant in their simplicity, these chops will become a favorite from the grill.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 bone-in chops, 1 1/4-inches thick
1/4 cup butter, soften
1 tablespoon molasses
1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/3 cup whiskey
1/2 teaspoon salt
4 tablespoons coarsely ground black pepper

Cooking Directions:

  1. To make molasses butter, in a small bowl stir together butter, molasses and lemon juice with a fork. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. In a small bowl combine the whiskey and salt. Place the pepper in another small bowl. Dip both sides of each chop in the whiskey mixture, then evenly coat with pepper.
  3. Grill chops over medium-hot fire for 12 to 16 minutes, turning once, until just done.
  4. Top each chop with some molasses butter to serve.

Makes 4 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 362 calories Protein 31 grams Fat 21 grams Sodium 465 milligrams Cholesterol 124 milligrams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.