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. 

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.

 

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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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