Recipe Details

Herbed Marinated Pork Chops

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinating Time: 4 hours
Servings: 4

FOR ROASTS, CHOPS and TENDERLOINS

Cook to 145 F with 3 minute rest

Ingredients

4 New York (top loin) pork chops, 1-inch thick
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Additional fresh herbs, (optional)

Cooking Directions

Brush chops with lemon juice. In a small bowl combine oil, herbs and pepper; mix well. Rub herb mixture on both sides of chops. Arrange in a baking dish; cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.

Place pork on grill, about 5 inches over slow coals. Grill 9-12 minutes, turning once, until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

Serves 4

* Note: If using dried herbs, reduce amounts by 1/2 to 1/3.

Serving Suggestions

Change the flavor of this basic marinate by experimenting with other combinations of herbs. Serve with grilled vegetable kabobs and pasta salad.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 182 calories
Protein: 22 grams
Fat: 11 grams
Sodium: 48 milligrams
Cholesterol: 57 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 2 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams
Fiber: 0 grams

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About the Cut: Chop

Pork chops are the most popular cut from the pork loin, which is the strip of meat that runs from the pig’s hip to shoulder. Depending on where they originate, pork chops can be found under a variety of names, including loin, rib, sirloin, top loin and blade chops.

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About the Cooking Method: Grilling

There are two ways to grill pork based on the size of the cut:

  • Direct heat, where food is placed directly over the heat source, is ideal for small cuts like kabobs, tenderloin, burgers and chops.
  • Indirect heat, where food is placed on the grill rack away from the coals or gas burners, is good for large cuts like loin roasts, ribs, shoulder and fresh ham.

COOKING BASICS:
Direct Heat

Arrange hot coals evenly on the fire grate of the grill or use all gas burners. Place pork directly above the heat source. Follow suggested cooking times, turning once during cooking.

Indirect Heat

Bank hot coals on both sides of the fire grate, on one side of the grill or in a ring around the perimeter. For gas grills, pre-heat and then turn off any burners directly below where the food will go. Place pork on the grill so it is not directly over any coals or gas burners and close grill hood. Follow suggested cooking times until pork is done. The heat circulates inside the grill, so turning the pork is not necessary.


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Buying, Handling & Storage Tips

The best way to defrost pork is in the refrigerator in its wrapping. Defrosting a 1 inch chop will take 12-14 hours.


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Butcher's Tips

It’s important to note that all pork chops cook the same. The length of cooking primarily depends on the thickness of the chop. Thickness can vary from ½ to 2 inches. Whether you choose chops boneless for convenience or chops with the bone attached for their attractive appearance, the cooking time is the same. Pork chops are likely the least intimidating of all pork cuts because they are so easy to prepare.

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