California Chops

4 pork chops, boneless or bone-in, about 1-1/4 inches thick
1/2 cup orange juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 crushed garlic cloves
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper


Place chops in a large self-sealing plastic bag; combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl and pour over chops. Seal bag and refrigerate for 4-24 hours. Remove chops from marinade (discarding marinade) and grill over medium-hot coals for a total of 12-15 minutes, turning to brown evenly. Serve chops immediately.

All-American Pork Baby Back Ribs

4 pounds pork back ribs
Your favorite barbecue sauce (purchased or homemade)

Season ribs with salt and pepper. Place ribs on a medium-hot grill over indirect heat; close grill hood and grill until ribs are tender, about 1 1/2 to 2 hours. (add more charcoal briquettes to fire, if necessary, to maintain grill temperature of about 325-350 degrees F.) Finish by turning and basting ribs with barbecue sauce for the last 15 minutes.

Serve ribs directly from the grill or, for extra tender ribs remove from grill, wrap in heavy aluminum foil. Place foil-wrapped ribs in brown paper bags, close bags and let ribs rest for up to an hour. Unwrap ribs, cut into serving pieces and serve with extra barbecue sauce.

Teriyaki Rib Eye Steaks

2 tablespoons soy sauce
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon white sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons honey
1 1/2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
1 1/4 teaspoons distilled white vinegar
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
2 (6 ounce) lean beef rib eye steaks

Whisk together the soy sauce, water, sugar, honey, Worcestershire sauce, vinegar, olive oil, onion powder, garlic powder, and ground ginger in a large bowl. Pierce steaks several times with a fork. Marinate steaks in soy sauce mixture for at least 2 hours.
Cook the steaks in a hot skillet, wok, or hibachi over medium heat; 7 minutes per side for medium. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 140 degrees F (60 degrees C).