Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

I saw this recipe on the Food Network and decided to give it a try. I blended together the marinade then let the chops sit in it for about an hour before cooking them in my grill pan. They tasted fantastic! I loved the garlic/basil/lemon flavor of these moist and tender chops and so did the rest of my family. I served them with Creamy Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Grape Tomatoes with Fresh Basil and Balsamic Vinegar and  they paired beautifully together. 

Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

Blend together the basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth. Place the pork chops into a baking dish then smother with marinade then toss to coat evenly. Place into the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes.  Remove the pork 15 minutes prior to grilling. Season both sides of the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the pork and cook for 5-6 minutes then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove from the grill pan and let sit for 5 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.

 Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

 

Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops

 

Yield: 4

Prep Time: Marinate 30-60 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

3 thin pork chops, bone in
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
3 cloves of garlic
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp olive oil
Sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste

Directions:

Blend together the basil, garlic, lemon juice, and olive oil until smooth. Place the pork chops into a baking dish then smother with marinade then toss to coat evenly. Place into the refrigerator for 30-60 minutes. Remove the pork 15 minutes prior to grilling. Season both sides of the pork with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste.

Heat a grill pan coated with cooking spray over medium high heat. Once the pan is hot, add the pork and cook for 5-6 minutes then flip and cook for an additional 3-4 minutes or until pork is cooked through and reaches an internal temperature of 145 degrees. Remove from the grill pan and let sit for 5 minutes prior to serving. Enjoy.

Adapted recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking
Original recipe by Food Network

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10 Responses to “Basil-Garlic Rubbed Pork Chops”

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    Andrea@WellnessNotes — August 20, 2014 @ 8:39 pm

    Basil is one of my favorite herbs, and this sounds delicious! I don’t make a lot of pork, but I’ll give this a try!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — August 21, 2014 @ 1:37 am

    This sounds and looks delicious. I like the fresh herb rub.

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    Chelsea @ A Duck's Oven — August 21, 2014 @ 2:10 am

    This is one of my absolute favorite flavor combinations! And marinades make my heart happy- so easy!

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    Larry — August 21, 2014 @ 5:44 am

    The chop sounds delicious and your plated meal looks very appetizing.

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    Kim in MD — August 21, 2014 @ 9:13 am

    Another stunning, must try meal!

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    Jovina Coughlin — August 21, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    Bet those ingredients gave the pork chops great taste.

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    Bev — August 21, 2014 @ 3:50 pm

    This looks great, as usual…..but how do three thin chops make four servings? Hopefully the fourth person is a vegetarian!! LOL! Will try this recipe!

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    • Pam replied: — August 21st, 2014 @ 4:26 pm

      Bev,

      My kids split a chop.

      Cheers,
      Pam

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    grace — August 22, 2014 @ 4:21 am

    this is a simple and straightforward way to prepare pork but i haven’t tried it yet–will definitely do!

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    Joanne — August 26, 2014 @ 7:14 pm

    Anything with that fresh basil pesto flavor sounds good to me!

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