grilled pork chop marinade
First, make the marinade for the grilled pork. In a blender combine garlic, shallot, roasted red pepper, smoked paprika, oregano, cumin, brown sugar, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, and parsley or coriander. Mix until you get a smooth paste—season with salt and pepper.
marinate the pork chops
Place the pork chops on a large plate or tray. Season with salt and pepper on both sides. Evenly spread the marinade over the meat and rub the mixture into the meat on both sides. Cover with cling film and place in the fridge for at least one hour, or even better, overnight.
Half an hour before grilling, take the meat from the fridge and bring it to room temperature. Preheat an outdoor grill or indoor grill pan to 250°C (500°F). If you don't have a thermometer, an excellent way to check if the heat is high enough is by placing your hand about 10 cm (5 inches) above the grill racks. If you can't hold your hand over the racks for more than 2 seconds, then the grill is ready. Using metal kitchen thongs, add the marinated pork chops on the grill. Grill for 3 - 4 minutes on each side or until beautifully grilled and caramelized. Don't move them around while grilling.
Remove the pork chops to a plate and leave to rest for about 5 minutes. Before serving, optionally sprinkle with chopped parsley and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with your favorite side.