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Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Grilled Pork Chops

You just can't beat barbequed pork!  It is a wonderful, lower fat meat that is flavourful and budget friendly.  Thanks to media misinformation over the H1N1 scare, the price of pork plummeted so we are able to enjoy barbequed pork in many forms.  While we enjoy barbequed pulled pork (I even can it) as well barbequed ribs and roasts, we don't bargeque (grill) pork chops very often. 

grilled porkchopsPork chops are easily grilled but you do need to be careful to not dry them out.  One trick is to use extra thick pork chops which we often do.  Another trick is to grill just until there are well defined grill marks and no more.  The threat of trichinosis is no more and modern pork has been bred to be leaner meaning less fat.  What this really means is when cooking modern pork the cooking must be adjusted to prevent drying of the pork.  Use a moist heat or when grilling use a sauce or mop especially with thinner cuts of pork.

I served the grilled pork chops with grill baked potatoes and home canned green beans.  The potatoes were simply topped with home canned Old Fashioned Chili Sauce.  Old Fashioned Chili Sauce is a wonderfully rich, warm aromatic condiment that pairs nicely with pork and potatoes.  In fact one of my favourite winter meals as a child was a mountain of mashed potatoes and chili sauce lava.  I can at least one case (12) of 500 ml (pint) jars each year.  By far, we pair the sauce with potatoes often served with pork.  It is a wonderful no fat topping for potatoes.

1 food lovers commented:

LindaG said...

Looks delicious, GG.

Hope your hubby is doing better. ♥