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Herbed Marinated Pork Chops

Herbed Marinated Pork ChopsChange up the flavor of this basic marinade by experimenting with other combinations of herbs. Serve with grilled vegetable kabobs and pasta salad.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless pork loin chops, about 1-inch thick
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped
1 teaspoon fresh thyme, chopped
1/2 teaspoon fresh sage, chopped
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
Sea salt to taste
Additional fresh herbs (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Brush chops with lemon juice. In a small bowl combine oil, herbs and pepper; mix well. Rub herb mixture on both sides of chops. Arrange in a baking dish; cover and refrigerate 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Place pork on grill, about 5 inches over slow coals. Grill 12 to 15 minutes, turning once. Garnish with fresh herbs, if desired.

Makes 4 servings.

Tip: To use dried herbs, reduce amounts by 1/2 to 1/3.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 182 calories; Protein: 22 grams; Fat: 11 grams; Sodium: 48 milligrams; Cholesterol: 57 milligrams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Carbohydrates: 1 grams; Fiber: 0 grams.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.