Posted by: M & T | July 20, 2010

Lemon rosemary pork chops

When we are deciding what to make for dinner, we grab something from the freezer that will accommodate the fresh products we have on hand.  We grow our own rosemary and had some fresh lemons on hand; these are great for chicken, so we tried them on pork chops.  It is a white meat, after all.

Pork can sometimes be dry, so a marinade is a good idea.  It helps add moisture.  This marinade is enough for 4 chops.  Ours were about 3/4″ thick.  Season the pork with salt and fresh ground pepper on both sides.

For the marinade:

  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. chopped rosemary
  • 1 lemon, zested

Whisk the fist two together and then drizzle the olive oil in while whisking.  Add the rosemary and lemon zest.  Pour over the chops and flip to that both sides are coated.  Let them marinade for at least 15 minutes, but longer is even better!

Remove from the marinade and season on both sides with Montreal steak seasoning.

Place the pork chops on the grill, about 5 minutes on each side.  When done, remove and let the chops rest for at least 5 minutes.  They were great, not dry at all!  We enjoyed them with grilled asparagus and peppers.  Let us know if you try them!

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  1. Pork looks great. Good job, Tim, getting those cross hatched grill marks. We don’t have a garden to grow the fresh herbs and spices but we would like to have a small little inside herb garden. You guys definitely seem to be putting you home grown things to good use.

    • Our herb garden is in three little attached pots (Big Lots) on our deck….we have mint, rosemary, and basil. We put them in pots so we can bring them inside and they can be year round! You guys can definitely do that! We are growing brussels sprouts and jalapeños in the ground and roma tomatoes in one of those topsy turvy jobs. We have one tomato that I saw today…so exciting!


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