Grilled Pork Chops and AsparagusPosted by in Food
In my continuing quest to make dinner without a pot, I’ve been turning to the grill. Last night we enjoyed pork chops, asparagus and a baguette, all on the grill.
Place 4 pork chops in a ziploc bag (double bagged) and add 1 1/2 cups buttermilk, salt and pepper, 1 tsp thyme and 1 tsp sage. Mix it up and put in the fridge for at least 4 hours (up to one day). Remove the chops and drain off the buttermilk and grill over medium high heat until just slightly pink inside. Marinating the chops in buttermilk makes them super moist and adds flavor. This is my favorite way to make pork chops.
For the asparagus, spray it with cooking spray or rub with a little olive oil and grill on a grill tray over medium heat until slightly charred. Then sprinkle with sea salt. Grilling the asparagus gives it a slightly smoky flavor and the ends get nice and crunchy!
I placed the baguette on the top rack of the grill until it was warm. You can do this with any kind of bread – it’s especially good with cheese bread, which I slice and brush with olive oil and then grill.
We also had a bowl of fresh cherries. Dinner with no clean up!
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Buttermilk to marinate pork–I like it. I’m adding buttermilk to my grocery list (I already have pork in the freezer, I load up when it’s on sale)
I wouldn’t make the chops, but I just love all the veggies you can prepare with the parchment. Such a great idea. I have my parchment paper set out to use this weekend!
I love asparagus – and any vegetable, really – on the grill. I make up a huge batch, then chop up and use the leftovers to stir into rice and other dishes throughout the week. Love grill season!
Veggies really work well on the grill. Great idea to make extra and use in dishes like that.
Not kosher (smile) but I love the idea of marinating meat in buttermilk. Never tried it but it sounds so tasty. I shouldn’t be reading this blog when I’m hungry. Now I’m even hungrier!
Okay, this does it! I really need to find a pork share to go with my beef herd share. I LOVE pork and this sound wonderful.
Yummmm…. I haven’t had pork chops in years, but they were a staple at our house when I was a kid. Big fan of asparagus, too.
Buttermilk (and pork chops) will be on my shopping list this week. This sounds so delicious!
Yum. The one thing I don’t like about chops on the grill is that they always seem to dry out. This recipe with the buttermilk seems like the ticket for that!
I make nearly all my dinners on the grill. Can’t beat it. To avoid paying high prices of buttermilk add a little vinegar to milk and you get the same result. I make a bbq rub for my pork (salt, pepper, cumin, mustard powder, garlic salt, onion powder, ginger powder, sugar, brown sugar) and add that to the buttermilk and let pork sit in that for about 4 hours. Any more and it can be a little overpowering. Remove pork, pat dry and sprinkle the pork with a little more of the rub to have those flavors on the surface too. Grill to perfect.