Healthy Recipe: Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter

I made this one a couple weeks ago for a friend’s birthday, and we all really liked it. I loved the shallot butter so much I was spreading it on bread!  The recipe calls for bone-in, which is what we used, but I personally prefer a thicker, boneless pork chop, and this would also work well with that cut of meat. Bon appetit!

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Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Jan Gautro

GRILLED PORK CHOPS WITH SHALLOT BUTTER
From Cooking Light

Ingredients

8 (7-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
1 teaspoon salt, divided
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
3 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter, softened
2 1/2 teaspoons minced shallots
1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind

Preparation

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
2. Sprinkle both sides of pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Combine oil, chives, thyme, rosemary, and garlic, stirring well. Rub oil mixture evenly over both sides of pork. Place pork on grill rack; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of pork registers 155°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
3. Combine butter, shallots, and lemon rind, stirring well. Spread about 1 teaspoon butter mixture over each pork chop; let the pork stand an additional 5 minutes.

Nutritional Information – Yield: 8 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop): 208 calories, 12.2 grams Fat, 22.5 grams Protein, 0.7 grams Carbohydrates

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