Garlic Teriyaki Pork Chops from Lauren's Latest

Hi friends! I'm still on vacation, but today I have a fantastic guest post for you from Lauren @ Lauren's Latest. I recently found Lauren's blog and was instantly smitten by her beautiful photos and ah-mazing recipes (try her Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Filled S'mores on for size! Yowzah!). Today Lauren is sharing a recipe that has my mouth watering! I adore teriyaki and I just don't make enough pork chops, so I cannot wait to try this one!
As I was leaving for vacation, I hooked up with Lauren to trade guest posts, so be sure to check her site for my guest article coming up soon!

Hello readers! I'm Lauren from Lauren's Latest here guest posting while Rachel is on vacation! I haven't been following The Avid Appetite for long, but I definitely was hooked after one look at Rachel's Pizza Dip.
I found it, bookmarked the recipe and made a version of it the next day. was amazing. I'm hooked and now dream of this pizza dip. Literally. I had a dream about it. My husband and I ate the whole thing in one sitting!


I am not embarrassed. {You'd understand if you made it.}


When I'm in the kitchen, I typically only like to make recipes that are simple, easy, delicious and use very common ingredients. Whoever doesn't cook like this probably doesn't like cooking. Just sayin'.


Today I'm posting a Garlic Teriyaki Meat Marinade that is really versatile, really easy to put together and will leave you salivating.



It all started when I found some pretty little pork chops at the grocery store. They looked really good and were on a super sale. {That's usually how things end up in my cart.} I brought them home and rummaged through my cupboards to see what I could come up with for dinner and this is what I got. A moist, juicy, sweet yet savory piece of pork with a smokey undertone from the grill. Yeah....they were good. Like, really good.


I got rave reviews from everyone who tried them and even my two year old daughter said "yummy, Mommy!" which is unheard of these days. It was the definition of a culinary home run. And don't forget this marinade would be good with any other meat too! So, give this one a whirl!  You will love it! Happy grilling! :)


Garlic Teriyaki Pork Chops
yield: 4 servings
by: Lauren Brennan of Lauren's Latest

for the marinade-
3/4 cup soy sauce
3/4 cup pineapple juice + 1/2 cup pineapple tidbits {I used canned pineapple...}
3 tablespoons canola oil
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
2 large cloves garlic, minced
4 1/2-inch thick Rib Pork Chops {bone in} or any other meat


Mix all ingredients for marinade together in a small bowl. Pour into large plastic food storage bag. Place meat inside bag with marinade and seal. 
Move bag around to coat meat, place into plastic container {incase the bag breaks} and refrigerate to marinate. The longer the better! {I marinated mine just over 24 hours.}
When you are ready to grill, preheat outdoor BBQ to medium heat. Remove meat from marinade and place onto hot grill. Cook 5-7 minutes per side or until grill marks form and meat it thoroughly cooked. Remove from heat and cover with foil for 10 minutes before serving.

So a giant thanks to Lauren for sharing this fantastic recipe! I hope you'll all give it a try...I know I will definitely be adding it to my repetoire! What is your favorite marinade for pork, chicken, or any other grillable (or roastable) delight?

Psst...Kimberly's talking about working out while on vacation over on The Peach & The Pit. Hope you'll check it out!