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Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter

September 22, 2009

Sounds all fancy, huh? But this recipe is not only easy but delicious! A great way to use the last of the fresh summertime herbs.


  • 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.

8 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)

From Cooking Light, July 2009

(Image: Randy Mayor)

And, if you feel like checking out more recipes, click on over to the blog, Easy Meals for Moms. They posted one of my recipes, er, Nigella Lawson’s recipes that I previously featured on this blog. It’s one of my most favorite cakes ever.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. September 22, 2009 2:53 pm

    We’ve been known to indulge in the Cloud Cake, too – almost to the point of un-wellness…It’s totally worth it, though!

    • September 22, 2009 3:03 pm

      Yes indeed! Yummy velvety chocolate with a cloud of whipped cream, finished off with sips of coffee . . . divine!

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