Most people think of grilled chicken when they think of grilling meat, but pork chops are also a great option for the grill. Pork is a lean meat and can be tough if not cooked properly, so it's important to follow a few simple steps to ensure that your pork chops turn out juicy and delicious.
Don't overcook the pork chops
First, make sure that your grill is hot enough before cooking the pork chops. Second, brush the pork chops with olive oil or some other type of cooking oil before placing them on the grill. Third, don't overcook the pork chops - a good rule of thumb is to cook them for about 7 minutes per side, or until they reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees F. By following these tips, you'll have perfectly grilled pork chops every time!
Spruce up your normal grilling routine
Herb-grilled pork chops are a delicious, easy way to spruce up your normal grilling routine. This recipe calls for a simple rub made with common herbs like rosemary and thyme, which give the pork a nice flavor without overpowering it. The key to success with this dish is to not overcook the pork chops - they should be nicely browned on the outside but still juicy on the inside. Serve with your favorite sides and enjoy!
1-½ tablespoon kosher salt1 sprig fresh basil (5-6 large fresh basil leaves, sliced)
2-3 sprigs of fresh rosemary, leaves stripped from stems and chopped
2-½ tablespoon fresh thyme leaves, chopped
3 medium cloves garlic, roughly chopped
1 tablespoon carbon salt
Black Pepper, coarsely ground, to taste
4 bone-in pork chops, approximately 1” thick
- In a small bowl - Combine kosher salt, basil, rosemary, thyme, garlic, carbon salt, and pepper
- Rub the mixture over all the pork chops, making sure the pork cops are all covered thoroughly on both sides.
- Before you start grilling, make sure your grates are clean. Lightly oil the grates. Preheat the grill to medium heat.
- Once the grill is heated, add the pork chops, and cook while covered, place over the heat directly for 6 to 8 minutes, Turing over once. The temperature should be 145˚F at the thickest portion.
- Your cooking time will be adjusted depending on the thickness of the pork chops.
- Remove the pork chops from the grill, cover them and let rest for 3 to 5 minutes, before serving.
- These pork chops will go well with freshly grilled summer vegetables and a side of salad.