I put frozen boneless pork chops in refigerator to thaw last Friday or Saturday. On Sunday I put them in a container with some Mojo marinate with vin

I put frozen boneless pork chops in the refrigerator to thaw last Friday or Saturday night. On Sunday, I put them in a marinate of Mojo marinate (vinegar, grapefruit juice and spices). I took them out to bake them last night and it seemed like the marinate had partially cooked the pork chops on the edges. I went ahead and baked them on 425 degrees for 25-30 minutes. Should they be safe to eat? thank you Susan

  • Posted by: Susan
  • October 11, 2017


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702551 October 11, 2017
They should be safe to eat, they were defrosted in the fridge then stayed there after you applied the marinade.

The acids from both the vinegar and grapefruit juice likely "cooked" the meat a little.

Kenji over at Serious Eats says that marinades typically don't penetrate the meat more than a millimeter or two, so there's little benefit to using these kind of marinades more than a couple of hours.
Susan October 11, 2017
thank you!
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