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Herbtastic Pork Chops Recipe

Herbtastic Pork Chops Recipe

Pork chops can be prepared numerous ways but there's no easier preparation than smothering them with fresh herbs straight from the garden and firing up the grill. Add sliced summer squash to round out the meal. —Jenn Tidwell, Fair Oaks, California
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh sage
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh parsley
  • 8 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 yellow summer squash, sliced lengthwise
  • 4 bone-in pork loin chops (3/4 inch thick)

Directions

  • 1. In a small bowl, combine the first eight ingredients; reserve 1/3 cup for serving. Rub both sides of squash and pork chops with remaining mixture.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 4-5 minutes on each side or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°) and squash is tender. Let pork stand 5 minutes before serving. Serve pork and squash with reserved herb mixture. Yield: 4 servings.

Wine Pairings

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.