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Perfect Grilled Pork Loin Chops

No recipe image available.Recipe courtesy of Melissa d'Arabian, on behalf of The National Pork Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 boneless center pork loin chops, (such as top loin) 3/4-inch thick
1/2 fresh lime
Vegetable oil, for brushing chops and seasoning the grill
Kosher or sea salt, to taste
Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Cooking Directions:

  1. Season both sides of chops with salt and pepper on both sides and allow to rest on counter for 15 to 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat grill and season grill with towel dipped in vegetable oil (use tongs for safety). Just before grilling, squeeze lime juice on both sides of the chops, and then brush with vegetable oil.
  3. Grill the chops on medium-high direct heat until lightly charred on the outside, but juicy and pink on the inside, about 3 to 4 minutes per side or until the internal temperature reaches 155°F (approximately 65°C). Remove chops from grill and let rest a full five minutes before serving.

Makes 4 servings.

Recipe provided courtesy of National Pork Board.