Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

7 Jun
Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Ok, after this post I`m going to slow down with the pork recipes, I promise. Admittedly I`ve gotten a little carried away lately with my piggy love but there could be worse things right. It`s just that I find myself forever drawn to the swine section of my butcher or grocery & inevitably end up with something in my cart or basket. What`s one to do, some things are just too good to pass up. Now if by chance you happen to be a pork lover you might take a look at my Simply The Best Balsamic Roasted Pork Loin , Milk Braised Pork Belly or Chilorio (Mexican Pulled Pork) .

So now that I`ve gotten my brief apology out of the way (actually I`ll never really apologize for pork), what I have for you today is a great choice for any busy weeknight dinner. It`s fast,  super flavorful & super easy to throw together. Nothing not to like here. This simple man`s plan to healthier eating is coming to you today with Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops.

Just a little side note but lemon & rosemary is just such a natural flavor combo that`s hard to beat. Add to chicken (Sicilian Braised Chicken with Olives & Lemon), fish, pasta or just about anything else you can think of for an easy taste booster.

Here`s all you need for your Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops:
Serves 4
Pork Chops-4 about 3/4-1 inch thick (bone in for more flavor)
Olive Oil- 1/4 cup
Rosemary- a couple of sprigs
Lemons- 2 juiced & zested
Garlic- 1-2 cloves
Crushed Red Pepper- 1 teaspoon (optional)
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.This marinade is so quick & easy, I love my blender! Add the lemon juice & zest, garlic, olive oil, rosemary & crushed red pepper to your blender cup & give it a good whirl.pork chops rosemary & lemon9Blend well, until the oil has emulsified.Season the chops well with sea salt & freshly ground pepper.pork chops rosemary & lemon10Add the chops to a nonreactive dish or sealable plastic bag & pour in the marinade. Turn to evenly coat & massage that pork to try & work in the lemon rosemary mixture. Refrigerate for at least an hour but overnight`s better.Remove from the marinade & grill over medium high heat 4-5 minutes per side or until just cooked through. I like to use a meat thermometer here. Cook until an internal temperature of 145 degrees is reached. Please don`t overcook or they will dry out.Remove to a plate & tent with foil. Let them rest 10 minutes before serving.pork chops rosemary & lemon5

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Plate & enjoy your Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops!

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

Ingredients

  • Pork Chops-4 about 3/4-1 inch thick (bone in for more flavor)
  • Olive Oil- 1/4 cup
  • Rosemary- a couple of sprigs
  • Lemons- 2 juiced & zested
  • Garlic- 1-2 cloves
  • Crushed Red Pepper- 1 teaspoon (optional)
  • S & P

Instructions

  1. Add the lemon juice & zest, garlic, olive oil, rosemary & crushed red pepper to your blender cup & give it a good whirl. Blend well, until the oil has emulsified.
  2. Season the chops well with sea salt & freshly ground pepper.
  3. Add the chops to a nonreactive dish or sealable plastic bag & pour in the marinade. Turn to evenly coat & massage that pork to try & work in the lemon rosemary mixture. Refrigerate for at least an hour but overnight`s better.
  4. Remove from the marinade & grill over medium high heat 4-5 minutes per side or until just cooked through. I like to use a meat thermometer here. Cook until an internal temperature of 145 degrees is reached. Please don`t overcook or they will dry out.
  5. Remove to a plate & tent with foil. Let them rest 10 minutes before serving.
  6. Plate & enjoy your Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops!
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6 thoughts on “Quick Lemon Rosemary Grilled Pork Chops

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  2. looks GREAT!! think i´ll do this one this week….( i just baked some pork but all they had was what they called ¨arriega¨ … much too thin a cut to enjoy sinking your teeth into but tasty all the same

    • Thanks so much! Please do & let me know how you like it! Speaking of a thin cut of pork I`ve been meaning to post my recipe for Poc-Chuc, a classic Mexican dish from Yucatan. I`ll have to do it in the next few days.

  3. You can post a lot of pork recipes as iam a pork fan. But i envy you. i never get pork in my place. Still remember when i had pork twice in my early childhood.Great that you get pork and make awesome dishes

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