It’s BBQ Season

by Greenport Kitchen

Posted on Jun 03, 2019 by Greenport Kitchen

Find out about some quirky facts, learn some of our top tips and read all about the best way to may Spiced Pork Chops for the perfect BBQ this year!

Did you know...

  • - That July 13th is National BBQ Day
  • - The first McDonalds was a barbecue restaurant
  • - Three out of four households in the UK have some sort of barbecue.
  • - The world's longest barbecue was 80 hours.
  • - And the world's largest barbecue had over 45,000 people.

TOP Tips for BBQ Season:

#1 Preparation is KEY!
A barbeque can sometimes be quite stressful so it is always important to ensure you can prep as much as possible in advance - this frees up time to enjoy it with your family and friends instead of slaving over the hot grill.

#2 Meat isn’t everything
Don’t limit yourself to just burgers and sausages - there’s a lot more you can do to liven up your barbeques. Try some delicious prawn skewers, marinated lamb / pork chops or even grilled fish fillets with lemon and herbs; the possibilities are endless. See below our recipe for dry rubbed BBQ pork chops.

#3 Understand your Marination
Grilled meat is so much better when it has been marinating for a few hours. We prefer to marinate ours overnight, this really allows the flavours to blend and the meat to tenderize. Try different styles; Indian with yoghurt and spices, aromatic Moroccan or a Cajun spice combination.
Always understand your marinades before grilling; a wet marinade tends to burn quickly so ensure your grill is on a medium heat and keep turning and brushing with more marinade to keep it moist.

#4 Lastly, don’t forget your umbrella
With England weather being notoriously unpredictable, always ensure you have a backup plan
for wet weather.

How to make the perfect Spiced Pork Chop:


  • - 6 8oz Pork Chops
  • - 6 tbsp smoked paprika
  • - 6 tbsp Brown sugar
  • - 3 tbsp mustard powder
  • - 3 tbsp Garlic salt
  • - 3 tbsp Onion salt
  • - Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. 1. Combine all the dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
  2. 2. Take each pork chop and generously pat the rub onto it- ensuring it is completely covered.
  3. 3. Lay on tray, cover with foil and leave in fridge overnight.
  4. 4. Remove from the fridge and leave at room temperature 1 hour before grilling. This will make the pork cook quicker and more evenly.
  5. 5. Cook on medium heat for 5-7 minutes on each side (depending on thickness of the meat).
  6. 6. Serve with coleslaw, salad and grilled corn on the cob.


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