Friday, May 11, 2012

Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce

When I took these pork chops out of the freezer last night and put them in the refrigerator to thaw, I didn't realize we would have a rainy afternoon in the DFW area.  This entree was part of my mass cooking day from Once a Month  The pork chops were frozen in serving size portions and the garlic lime sauce was also divided and frozen in another packet along with the pork chops (that way when you took one packet out of the freezer, it had both the pork chops and the sauce).  When it was tine to cook them, we opted to grill them inside on a grill pan on our cooktop rather than grill these outside in the drizzling rain.  This meal was absolutely delicious.  I wouldn't hesitate to make this for any occasion.  I served these with garlic mashed red potatoes and steamed carrots.

Grilled Pork Chops with Garlic Lime Sauce (2 Servings)

1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
1/2 teaspoon garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon dried red-pepper flakes
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon chopped fresh cilantro
2 boneless pork chops (1/2 inch thick)
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small bowl, whisk together lime juice, garlic, and hot pepper flakes.  Slowly pour in olive oil while whisking.  Continue stirring until emulsified.  Whisk in cilantro.

If you want to make ahead and freeze, put sauce in a small freezer bag.  Freeze pork chops in a separate freezer bag. 

To serve: thaw meat and dressing.  Season pork with salt and pepper and grill over high heat until cooked through (about 6 minutes total).   Serve drizzled with the sauce.

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