Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary & Lemon Zest

These moist and tender bone-in pork chops marinated in a fragrant mixture of fresh rosemary, olive oil, garlic and lemon zest for at least one hour before being grilled, are a succulent entrée, and delicious served along with grilled zucchini or local Ontario asparagus. Juicy and flavourful, grilled lean pork are relatively low in calories, have far less cholesterol than red meat, and are a rich source of protein, vital for ones overall health.

Grilled Pork Chops with Rosemary and Lemon Zest
Serves 2

1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp minced fresh rosemary, plus extra for garnish
2 tsp fresh lemon zest
Maldon salt and fresh ground black pepper, to taste
2 bone-in pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick

In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, fresh rosemary, lemon zest and season with Maldon salt and fresh ground black pepper. Pour the marinade over the pork and refrigerate for at least 2 hours, turning occasionally. Preheat an outdoor BBQ to medium high then grill the chops over medium heat for about 4-5 minutes per side or until a thermometer reads 145°F, then allow the meat to stand for 5 minutes before serving.

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