• 6 boneless pork chops, 1 1/2-inches thick
  • 2 cups dry red wine
  • 5 bay leaves
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground cloves
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, for grilling

Combine red wine, bay leaves, rosemary, coriander, nutmeg, and cloves in a glass dish. Place chops in marinade mixture. Marinate overnight in refrigerator, turning occasionally.

Drain chops and pat dry, discard used marinade. Season with salt and pepper and lightly brush with olive oil. Grill the chops over medium high heat for 6 to 8 minutes on each side, until a meat thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.

Serves 6

Simple and delicious, these chops can be made for dinner alfresco with friends. Serve with Grilled Antipasto Salad and seasonal fresh fruits and cheese.

Calories: 164 calories

Protein: 22 grams

Fat: 3 grams

Sodium: 55 milligrams

Cholesterol: 65 milligrams

Saturated Fat: 0 grams

Carbohydrates: 2 grams