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Friday, May 18, 2012

Simply Grilling - Honey Rosemary Pork Chops

I was so excited when Jennifer Chandler asked me to review her latest cookbook, Simply Grilling: 105 Recipes for Quick and Casual Grilling.  We love to grill, so I knew we would really enjoy this book.

I had a really hard time deciding on one recipe. After much deliberation, I decided on these Honey-Rosemary Pork Chops for several reasons.  First, Jennifer said this was her husband's favorite dish (can't go wrong with that endorsement).  Second, I don't have a single pork chop recipe on the blog.  Third, I am growing rosemary on the patio, and finally, I bought some fresh raw honey on my vacation to St. Augustine last week.

I am so glad I chose this recipe.  The pork chops were absolutely delicious and they couldn't have been easier to make.  I prepped the meat while the grill heated up.  It only took a few minutes.  They pork chops were tender, juicy and packed full of flavor.  The rosemary was so fragrant, and the honey added the perfect touch of sweetness.

There are so many great recipes in this cookbook and every recipe has a full size color photo.  Jennifer has appetizers, meat, poultry, seafood, sandwiches, veggies, salads and even desserts for the grill!  I can't wait to eat my way through this book.  I am eyeing the Chicken Yakitori, Pork Souvalki, and Grilled Lime Sweet Potatoes (to name a few).  If you want to see more of Jennifer's delicious recipes, watch for her on QVC on May 20th!

Honey-Rosemary Pork Chops
recipe courtesy Simply Grilling
(Printable Recipe)

Vegetable oil, for the grates
1/4 cup honey
4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
4 6-ounce boneless pork chops, each about 3/4-inch thick
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preheat a clean grill to medium-high with the lid closed for 8-10 minutes.  Lightly brush the grates with oil.

In a small bowl whisk together the honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and rosemary.  Transfer half to a small bowl to glaze the pork chops.  Reserve the remaining glaze to brush on the cooked chops.

Lightly brush the pork chops with the remaining olive oil.  Season with the salt and pepper to taste.  Lightly brush the honey-rosemary glaze on both sides of each chop.

Place the chops on the grill.  Close the lid and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, about 5 to 6 minutes.  Turn the chops.  Continue cooking for 6 to 8 more minutes for medium.  Remove the chops from the heat, brush with more glaze, and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before serving.

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  1. It really is hard not to choose this one with that endorsement.

    I have a huge rosemary in a container on my porch too. It just needed the perfect recipe for it.

  2. This recipe looks delicious. Definitely going to try it out next week.

  3. They sound very good and nothing like a honey glaze to make them look outstanding - you shots are awesome.

  4. I can't believe this is your first pork chop recipe. Why do you discriminate against pork, you hater! (ha ha)

    They look awesome, Steph, especially with the honey glaze.

  5. We made these tonight. They are great! I didn't have fresh rosemary so I used dried but they were still good. Next time I will be sure to get some fresh rosemary though.

  6. Hello
    Thanks for the honey rosemary pork chop grills recipe.
    I'll create one for sure, my husband are gonna like it :)
    If you don't mind, can you submit your honey rosemary pork chop grills photo in http://www.foodporn.net ?
    It's a food photography site full of all DIY food pictures from members around the world. Or perhaps you'd like to submit by yourself? Let me know when you did, so I can share it.

  7. Honey plus olive oil plus rosemary. Can't go wrong.

    Made this tonight and it was delicious!! Thanks for the recipe!

  8. Every Friday, I share my favorite food finds in a series called Food Fetish Friday. I love this post so much I'm featuring it as part of the roundup (with a link-back and attribution) and I hope you have no objections. It's a pleasure following your creations…

  9. I made this, and it was delicious thanks!!


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