From the Kitchen

Grilled Pork Chops with Basil-Garlic Rub

YUMMY!!!  Mark and Sky both liked it as did I.  This is going to be part of my regular rotation! 


4 pork bone-in rib chops, 3/4-inch thick (our chops were much thinner, and still tasted great!  Mark adjusted the heat and time for the thinner chops.)

Basil-Garlic Rub:

2 cloves garlic, peeled
1 cup fresh basil, packed
2 tablespoons lemon juice , fresh (used bottled)
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Cooking Directions

With machine running, drop garlic through feed tube of food processor to mince.  (I used my mini 1 1/2 cup food chopper and it worked great!) 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.

Makes 4 servings

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