I love pork chops, but every time I attempt to make them they turn out dry and tough. Recently I set out on a mission to find a great pork chop recipe that would help alleviate my pork-chop-induced stress. I went to my favorite recipe website, AllRecipes.com and found a recipe that sounded simple and delicious. The recipe called for garlic, which I replaced with garlic olive oil (because I don’t eat garlic). If you would like to try this recipe with garlic, check out the AllRecipes link below.
Grilled Lemon-Herb Pork Chops
(Adapted from AllRecipes.com)
6 (4-ounces each) boneless pork chops
1/4 cups lemon juice
2 T garlic olive oil
1 t salt
1/4 t oregano
1/4 t pepper
** If you can eat garlic (not following a low FODMAPs diet), use regular olive oil and add 4 cloves of chopped garlic instead of using garlic olive oil **
- In a large resealable bag, combine lemon juice, oil, salt, oregano, and pepper. Place chops in bag, seal, and refrigerate 2 hours or overnight. Turn bag frequently to distribute marinade.
- Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat. Remove chops from bag, and transfer remaining marinade to a saucepan. Bring marinade to a boil, remove from heat, and set aside.
- Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill pork chops for 5 to 7 minutes per side, basting frequently with boiled marinade, until done.
You can marinade your chops in a container or in a large bag. I’ve done both (I’ve made this recipe twice now!).Nick enjoyed his pork with a large salad and I ate mine with steamed kale. We both agreed that this recipe was “DELICIOUS”, and I can finally stop saying that I have “never made a good pork chop”. Wahoo!
ESTIMATED NUTRITION FACTS
(Serving Size: 1 piece of pork)
And if you want to reduce the sodium, try some Mrs. Dash or just omit some of the salt.
QUESTION: What’s your favorite pork chop marinade? Share your recipes, please!