Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender
Why I Love This Recipe
You will definitely love this easy and delicious Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender recipe. I love using lavender in my cooking, and I am always experimenting with lavender.
Ingredients You'll Need
4 pork loin or rib chops, about 3/4-inch thick
1 teaspoon coarse salt
1 teaspoon coarsely-ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon dried culinary lavender*
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme leaves
1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary leaves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
* In cooking, use 1/3 the quantity of dried lavender flowers to fresh lavender flowers. Do not eat flowers from florists, nurseries, or garden centers. In many cases these flowers have been treated with pesticides not labeled for food crops.
In a small bowl, combine salt, pepper, lavender, thyme, rosemary, and olive oil; rub mixture onto the pork chops. Cover the pork chops with plastic wrap and let sit 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.
Preheat Barbecue grill. Place pork chops onto hot grill. Cover barbecue with lid, open any vents, and grill 4 to 5 minutes; turn and grill an additional 3 to 4 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 155 degrees F. on a meat thermometer.
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Remove from barbecue and serve.