Citrus Grilled Pork Chops
Most of us enjoy a nicely grilled and tender pork chop right off the grill. Full of great flavors and a subtle hint of smoky flavors. If you would like some smoke flavor added to your meat, may we suggest using apple, maple, cherry or pear wood chips. Simply soak the chips for 30 minutes in apple juice, drain, wrap in aluminum foil or use a smoker box and add them to your heat source. Once they begin to smoke, begin cooking your chops. Nice! Try this great "change-up" from the regular routine of grilled pork chops. It will add a great new twist to an already great grilled meat.
6 (1/2-inch-thick) boneless pork chops
1/3 cup olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
2 Tbs chopped fresh cilantro
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp dried hot red-pepper flakes
Note: If the red-pepper flakes are too hot for you, try using 1to 2 Tbs of fresh ground black pepper
Take your lime juice, garlic, red-pepper flakes, and 1/4 tsp salt, and combine them thoroughly. Next, add your olive oil slowly, stirring well. Now whisk in cilantro.
Prepare your grill for direct-heat (i.e. grilling) cooking over medium-high heat. Rinse and dry the chops and season with salt and pepper. Oil grill rack, then grill pork chops, covered, turning over once, until just cooked through, 5 to 6 minutes total. Serve drizzled with some vinaigrette, and with remainder on the side.