Broiled Rib Chops
If you have the opportunity to cook up some wild game, then this recipe will prove handy and extremely tasty. Feel free to adapt it to your store bought chops also.
Without getting too gamy, here's the game plan. First, you get some game, then you clean it quickly and thoroughly. Prepare the grill for broiling at around 700 degrees - you need a little more heat for the chops.
Remove from the chiller, wipe dry and trim all extraneous fat. For 4 chops.
Bruise and simmer 6 juniper berries in 1/4 cup water for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, discard the berries and add:
1/2 cup prepared mustard
1/2 tsp ground thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
Place the chops in a non reactive dish and pour the mixture over them. Coat both sides well. Do not skimp, you want to maintain a good coating of mustard. Allow to come to room temperature or about 75°.
Place carefully on the grill, turn when seared, about 3 minutes. Give the other side about three minutes then check for doneness. You want the center not more than 140°. Don't overcook! Remove to warm plates and enjoy with whatever accompaniments you have.