Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Summer Grilling

RECIPE OF THE WEEK: GRILLED PORK CHOPSI wrote about these pork chops last year, but didn't include the recipe, so I decided after grilling to do it now. Julie gave me this recipe last year, and it is a really good one. I usually brown my pork chops then put them in the oven for tenderness. But in the summer grilling is better when you don't want to turn on your oven. This recipe still turns out fairly tender (better than plain grilled chops) and really tasty.
Grilled Pork Chops
4 Pork Chops Bone-in or Boneless (I only use two chops and a little less brine)
Dissolve 6 Tablespoons of salt and 6 Tablespoons of sugar in 3 quarts cold water. Divide the solution between two gallon zip-lock bags and add two chops to each bag. Seal and soak for at least one hour, or up to overnight. When ready to grill, remove chops and discard liquid. Pat the chops dry with a paper towel. Rub on the spice rub on both sides of chops and salt.
Spice Rub
1/2 Tablespoon Cumin 1/2 Tablespoon of Curry
1/4 Tablespoon Chili Powder Freshly ground Pepper
1/4 Tablespoon Garlic Powder
Preheat the grill. Sear the pork chops on the hot grill for 2-3 minutes per side. Leave 1 burner medium-high, turn the other two to low, put the lid down and cook the chops 7-9 minutes, or until the chops are at 135 degrees. Remove the chops to a platter and cover. Let them sit and rest for 5 minutes, then serve and enjoy!
Here are the chops all brined and spiced up before grilling. I hope you try this, because it's easy and really good.
As most of you know, Julie has no camera right now and is taking a short break. I have my granddaughter Kendall here for the week, and tomorrow we are heading off to Crescent Lake for our Church Family Camp. We have been busy so far this week with painting projects. We are painting our shed and trim out back, and a wooden bench out front. Kendall loves to paint, and to do projects. In between that we are shopping and getting treats like Cold Stone Ice Cream. It's so much fun having her here. Next week I'll post some photos of our projects. Have a great week-end.

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