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.
Rib Chop with New Zealand Tamarillo Glaze
- 1 jar Serious Foodie New Zealand Tamarillo Grill Sauce
- 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar Any neutral, low acid white vinegar works
- 2 1 pound rib pork chops, bone-in
- Salt and Pepper To taste
- Whisk together 1 cup of the Tamarillo Grill Sauce with 1/4 cup of rice wine vinegar.
- 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.
- Bring the chops to room temperature - at least 30 minutes. Remove any excess sauce/vinegar mixture with a paper towel.
- 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.
- 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.