Basil Garlic Pork Chops

Here is a very flavorful and easy way to prepare pork chops. These are meant to be grilled, but I did them in a cast iron skillet.




Basil Garlic Pork Chops

Serves 4

4 pork chops, 3/4-inch thick

Basil Garlic Rub:
2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup fresh basil, packed
2 Tbs lemon juice, fresh
2 Tbs extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp coarse salt
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper

With machine running, drop garlic through feed tube of food processor to mince. Stop, add fresh basil, and process until chopped. Add lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper and process to make thin wet rub. Spread both sides of pork chops with basil mixture. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.

Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Brush the grate clean and oil the grate. Grill chops, over direct heat, turning once, to medium rare doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.


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