Grilled pork chops with orange-tamarind glaze

Total Time
28 min
5 min
18 min
Serve your family grilled pork chops flavored with a sweet and sour orange-tamarind glaze that can be prepared in less than 30 minutes. We used tamarind paste and orange juice mixed with honey, and ginger to make the flavorful glaze. The tamarind paste adds a sweet-sour flavor while also serving as a tenderizer for the meat. Tamarind paste comes in a plastic container or sometimes a jar and can be found in the Asian aisle of your local grocery store. It has antioxidants and also anti-inflammatory benefits. The pork chops are seasoned with a simple rub made from salt, pepper and curry powder. Pair the grilled pork chops with rice or coleslaw.


Olive oil cooking spray

1 spray(s)

Canned chicken broth


Orange juice

¼ cup(s)

Tamarind paste

4 tsp


1 tsp

Ginger root

½ tsp, grated peeled fresh

Unsalted butter

1 tsp

Curry powder

1 tsp

Kosher salt

½ tsp

Black pepper

¼ tsp

Uncooked lean trimmed pork loin

20 oz, 4 (4 1/2- to 5-ounce) thin-sliced bone-in center-cut chops, trimmed


  1. To make glaze, stir together broth, orange juice, tamarind paste, honey, and ginger in medium skillet until combined well; bring to boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and cook, stirring occasionally, until mixture is slightly thickened, about 8 minutes (you should have ¼ cup). Remove skillet from heat; swirl in butter until melted. Transfer 1 tablespoon glaze to cup for basting. Set aside remaining 3 tablespoons glaze.
  2. Meanwhile, to make rub, stir together curry powder, salt, and pepper in another cup. Rub spice mixture on both sides of pork; lightly spray with olive oil nonstick spray
  3. Heat grill pan over medium-high heat until hot. Add pork to pan and grill 3 minutes per side. Brush pork with ½ tablespoon of glaze reserved for basting; turn pork over and grill 1 minute. Brush pork with remaining ½ tablespoon glaze; turn pork and grill until cooked through, about 1 minute longer. Serve pork drizzled with reserved 3 tablespoons glaze.
  4. Per serving: 1 pork chop and about 2 teaspoons glaze