Monday, June 29, 2009

Chop Chop

I was late getting home from work one night last week and I asked my husband if he could start dinner. I figured this recipe was doable, but honestly worried about him mincing the herbs and zesting the lemons. Lucky for Forrest I was exhausted from a long day at work and too tired to micromanage the details of him making this recipe. After I asked him to start it, I didn't call to check on him at all. To my delight, I walked into an amazing smelling kitchen with this completed meal on the table. He did a great job and it was very delicious! He even pulled off the preparation pictures required to blog the recipe - I was very proud of him.

Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter
Adapted from
Cooking Light July 2009


8 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

  • 8 (7-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons minced shallots
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Sprinkle both sides of pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.

Combine oil, chives, thyme, rosemary, and garlic, stirring well.

Rub oil mixture evenly over both sides of pork.

Place pork on grill rack; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of pork registers 155°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.

3. Combine butter, shallots, and lemon rind, stirring well.

Spread about 1 teaspoon butter mixture over each pork chop; let the pork stand an additional 5 minutes.


Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

OMG and he even documented with photos! P.S. I adore the shallot butter! Touché Forest!

Woody said...

Cooking by myself was a bit stressful. I was so nervous that the side dishes and the pork would finish at different times.

My biggest thrill was finally moving up to the big leagues and getting to chop some stuff.

elly said...

These look so delicious! My husband would have asked at least 30 questions while making these. Haha.

MaryBeth said...

We love chops and this to me is a very classic way to fix them...

teresa said...

What a guy! I've seen this recipe in the magazine before, but now I think I'm giong to have to try it too!

Anonymous said...

nice job Woody!

- Ricky

Kerstin said...

Aww, he did a fantastic job! I'm very impressed he was able to cook and take photos!

Terri said...

Gotta love a man that cooks! This looks really great. I think I just may have to put it on the menu for next week! Terri_A