It is that time of the year again – barbeque grilling season!. Spring has (finally) sprung and if you go for a walk in the evening, most likely, you well be surrounded by the smell of barbecues making their evening meals.
We love to barbecue at our house. We do it all year long. (every Saturday is my husband’s turn to cook and he loves to grill steak.)
During the summer, I sneak a few extra nights off from cooking by preparing something for him to grill. This is one of our favorite recipes.
This recipe for grilled rosemary, garlic pork chops is so easy to prepare. I just make the marinade and let the chops sit in it for a few hours.
Pork has somewhat of a bland flavor on its own, but garlic and rosemary are both very strong flavors, so they creates a great flavor profile for the pork. Add in some good quality red wine to the marinade and you end up with a flavor that you just can’t beat.
Then, when hubby comes home, I just hand him this dish, some tongs (and a beer.) 20 minutes later, he comes back with our main course and I’ve been able to sit and read my new gardening magazine – Garden Gate. (affiliate link) If you have not read Garden Gate, you should have a look at it. It is my all time favorite gardening magazine. It is full of lovely photos, great tips and lots of landscape ideas.
The pork chops are moist and delicious. Hard to believe it only takes a few minutes to make the marinade. The resting time is the key. It infuses the pork with the delicious flavor and makes them so moist when cooked.
Serve with a baked potato or tossed salad and you have an easy and scrumptious week night meal.
Bobby Flay from the Food Network is an expert on grilling. If you like to grill as much as we do at our house, you might be interested in his cookbook Grill It. (affiliate link)
- 2 tbsp olive oil (rosemary infused)
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 2 cloves garlic, crushed
- 2 tbsp good quality red wine. (I used a Malbec)
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 1/4 tsp Kosher salt
- dash cracked black pepper
- 1 pound pork chops
- Combine all ingredients for the marinade in bowl.
- Place the pork chops in a pan and spoon over the marinade so that it coats the chops evenly.
- Let the pork marinate in the fridge for about 4 hours. Be sure to return them to room temperature before grilling for best results.
- Grill over medium high heat for about 20 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 306Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 29g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.