We love everything about New Zealand – the people, the unbelievable natural scenery, the Lord of the Rings, and especially the food.  Use this recipe for anything you put on a grill – meat, poultry, fish, or veggies.  The whole idea is to use this full of flavor funky fun sauce twice – once to marinate, then again on the grill to glaze.

If you don’t know tamarillo yet, you should.  Tamarillo has been around for a long time, generally believed to be native to the Andes of Peru. It was adopted by New Zealand as a commercial crop, and has developed a distinctive profile, unique to that country. The flesh of the New Zealand tamarillo is tangy and variably sweet with a bold and complex flavor, and may be compared to kiwifruit, sun-dried tomato, guava, or passion fruit, with hints of cherry. The tamarillo is rich in vitamins, A, B6, C, E, fiber and antioxidants– it is a true superfruit. The Serious Foodie Tamarillo Grill Sauce & Marinade captures the essence of New Zealand cuisine: tangy, sweet, savory, spicy, and completely unique.


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Rib Chop with New Zealand Tamarillo Glaze
This recipe works equally as well with the any of the Serious Foodie grill sauces (Hawaiian Mango, Korean, Pomegranate, etc.)
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine New Zealand
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine New Zealand
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Passive Time 2 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
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Instructions
  1. Whisk together 1 cup of the Tamarillo Grill Sauce with 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar.
  2. Pat the chops dry with a paper towel. Place the chops in a plastic bag, and add the sauce/vinegar mixture. Make sure that sauce/vinegar mixture coats all parts of the chops. Leave in the fridge for 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. Bring the chops to room temperature - at least 30 minutes. Remove any excess sauce/vinegar mixture with a paper towel.
  4. Grill the chops on one sides, about 5 minutes on high heat. Turn over, then liberally brush on the Tamarillo Grill Sauce. Grill until done, about 5 more minutes.
  5. Serve with grilled vegetables (we like asparagus and grilled tomatoes with this dish), and a starch like rice or mashed potatoes. Or if your low carb, try our cauliflower puree. See below for the link.
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