Spanish Pork Chops

I love the flavors of Spain – saffron, smoked paprika, cayenne – A spicy blend of sweet.  And these chops are no exception!  Marinated in Spanish flavors and grilled to juicy perfection!

SpanishPork Chops

What you need:

  • 4 Pork loin rib chops (about 2 pounds)
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • 7-8 saffron threads
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper (a little more if you like heat)
  • 2 cloves of crushed garlic

How to Do it:

In a small bowl mix the salt, saffron threads and cayenne, crushing the saffron threads.  Sprinkle half on one side of the chops, and one clove of garlic.  Flip and use the remainder on the other side of the chops.  Place the chops in a small dish and add just enough water to cover half way.  Marinate in the refrigerator for about 8-10 hours or overnight, turning once.


On medium-high heat cook on a grill or in a grill pan for about 3-5 minutes.  Turn and cook the other side until there is no pink left in the middle.

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Remove from heat and allow to set for about 5 minutes before serving.

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Goes great with Spanish style corn on the cob and zucchini spaghetti!


Serves 4

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23 Responses to Spanish Pork Chops

  1. Whoo this looks so tasty :) I need to try this ..

    Thanks for sharing at Creative Mondays

  2. Linda says:

    Looks so delicious. I love pork chops, but I seem to suffer when cooking them.

  3. We love pork chops for a quick dinner. This recipe is different from anything I’ve ever seen. Thanks for sharing with #overthemoon

  4. Michelle says:

    These chops sound amazing!

  5. Amanda says:

    That’s a sexy piece of pork chop! Thanks for linking up to the Creative K Kids’ Tasty Tuesday, I can’t wait to see what you come up with next week!

  6. These sound Amazing!! Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Fitness & Food Link-Up, Pinned :-)

  7. Shirley Wood says:

    Yummy recipes. I’ll take less heat for me. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday. We’re pretty excited about fall and looking forward to seeing lots of fall ideas shared at the next party now that we have made it into September.

  8. Hi Helen, I have never thought of marinating pork chops in water and spices. I usually make a brine of salt, sugar, herbs and spices it makes the pork so tender and juicy … Excellent recipe … Thank you for sharing with us at #SimplifyWednesdays! Pinned, Tweeted, Shared

  9. I have been wanting g to try using saffron and this just might have inspired me to do so. Love the idea of using all these flavors. #FridayFrivolity

    • HelenFern says:

      Saffron is a very subtle flavor. I love it – and it adds a soft yellow color to things it’s in as well!! Thanks for stopping by!

  10. Ooooh I think my husband would love these! Looks like an amazing recipe.

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