Even the most well-seasoned pork chops could benefit from basting. Basting meat means to moisten with its own juices or a marinade while it is cooking. Basting helps prevent the meat from drying out and provides extra flavor. To baste pork chops, use a pastry brush if you are basting with a marinade or sauce of some kind. If you are basting the pork chops with its own juices, use a bulb baster which sucks up the juices from the bottom of the pan to pour over the meat.
Things You'll Need
Combine ingredients to make a marinade of your choice in a mixing bowl.
Place seasoned pork chops on a hot grill or in a hot pan on the stove.
Sear the pork chop in the pan or on the grill for two minutes on each side. Reduce to medium heat.
Dip the basting brush in the marinade and brush over the pork chop. Flip the basting side over to cook for another two minutes.
Baste the other side and let cook for two minutes on that side as well.
Serve the pork chops immediately when the pork is fully cooked; the internal temperature should be at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit before serving.
References and ResourcesKC Masterpiece: Sweet & Tangy Pork Chops with Sweet Potatoes, Apples & Onions
ResourcesThe Kitchn: Technique: How to Baste
Yummly: Quick and Easy Pork Chop Marinade and Basting Sauce
Williams-Sonoma: Caribbean-Brined Pork Chops