Sunday, June 13, 2010

Grilled Herbed Pork Loin Chops

If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen. Literally. Toss your hubby the pork loin chops and some tongs and tell him to get grilling.

I don't know what the weather's been doing in your neck of the woods, but here in Indiana it's been Hell on humidity. There's no reasoning with your hair nor pleading with your makeup, because the humidity is going to ruin whatever you've done to try to make yourself presentable. So grab a beer and to heck with the neighbors (It's not like they haven't seen you in you in full bed-head hair and pajamas when you pick up the morning newspaper.)

I will admit that I did a little bit of prep on these chops and potatoes in the kitchen before I turned it over to hubby so it's not like I let him suffer alone. I partially cooked some small red potatoes for about 12 minutes in boiling salted water, then diced them and seasoned them with olive oil and Montreal steak seasoning before having hubby finish them off on the grill. They were fabulous; slightly caramelized and deliciously smoky. The grilled pork loin chops are a breeze to prep and grill up perfectly juicy and full of flavor.

Grilled Herbed Pork Loin Chops

4 boneless pork loin chops
salt and pepper
2 TBSP olive oil
2 TBSP fresh parsley, chopped
2 TBSP fresh oregano, chopped
1/2 tsp garlic powder
2 TBSP fresh lime juice
1/2 tsp lime zest
1/4- 1/2 tsp hot pepper sauce

Pat pork chops with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

In small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Put half the marinade in a small bowl. Brush both sides of pork chops with marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for several hours. Refrigerate the other half of the marinade.

Grill to your desired degree of doneness. (I say that because I don't know how long hubby cooked them. I'm grill challenged.) Brush chops occasionally with the reserved marinade while grilling.


Pam said...

I like your grill basket thing that you did the potatoes on. I need one like that!

Grumpy and HoneyB said...

I have a grill pan like that! Its what I cook my shrimp on :)

Its been a while since we have eaten pork chops of any kind. For some reason one day Grumpy decided we needed to stop eating pork. Go figure! He's odd like that. ;o)

Moogie said...

Mags... how did you know that I've been craving pork chops? They look mouth watering.

Julie said...

We've had the same lovely humidity here, too! It's rained off and on for days. Grilling out is my favorite for summertime. We do grilled potatoes quite a bit.

Love grilled chops and am always looking for new ideas. This looks delicious. Wish the chops were thawed for tonight.

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June said...

What a gorgeous looking dinner Mags. Just beautiful - it's sure nice to get the other half in on the cooking isn't it? It was cooler here the last couple of days - high yesterday only 87, but we're heading back up to a 100 today.

Karen said...

The potatoes sound as good as the chops! We love to grill outside. So much fun :)

Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction said...

Looks great! My hubby used to grill for me, but since I started blogging, he usually declines. He claims it's because he can't get the perfect grill lines I'm always looking for in pictures. Guess I can be kind of picky sometimes. :)

Megan said...

It is recipes like this that just make my longing for a grill and some outdoor space even greater!

Rachel Ring said...

I have my pork loin chops marinating in a variation of what you have here - the sauce tastes delicious! YUM, thanks for my dinner inspiration!