Monday, July 13, 2009

Grilled pork chops

Every once in a while I select a side dish before a main course. This was the case the last time I went grocery shopping. I saw some gorgeous asparagus and started craving my dad's awesome shallot & lemon asparagus. Then I saw some nice Niman Ranch pork chops and knew what had to be done. So, as per usual, I decided to let someone do all the hard work for me.
This recipe is crazy simple and I have everything on hand. Score! I only have two chops though, so I'm going to halve the marinade.

Grilled Lemon Herb Pork Chops
1/4 cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
I'm also adding 1 tbsp fresh chopped rosemary since I have it
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 (4 ounce) boneless pork loin chops

In a large resealable bag, combine lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper. Set aside 1/4 cup of marinade for basting later. Place chops in bag, seal, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Turn bag frequently to distribute marinade.

Preheat an outdoor grill or a grill pan to high heat. Remove chops from bag, and
lightly oil the grill grate. Grill pork chops for 5 to 7 minutes per side, basting frequently with reserved marinade, until done.

I prepared this with my favorite asparagus side dish (with shallots and lemon juice) and omg, heaven.

1 comment:

Quinn said...

I'm still a little grumpy that I didn't get to eat these. They looked amazing. Remember, it is your destiny to make them again for me.