Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Grilled Pork Chops Rule!

I have become a real grilling dork queen around here.  Something about meat, especially pork lovingly grilled outside on an open fire just gets my creative juices flowing.

By the way, have you visited the  Grill Mates Grillerhood lately?  You should, not only can you find out about the latest McCormick Gill Mates Products, but you can also download so much very cool free stuff!

Now, let's check out how easy it is to grill some great flavor some thick, boneless pork chops.  Once again, I enlisted the help of another McCormick Grill Mates product, Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade.

Check out how easy this is!

1 package McCormick Grill Mates Spiced Brandy & Herb Marinade
1/4 cup Canola Oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons water
4 boneless center cut pork chops
1 tablespoon finely chopped Rosemary

Mix the marinade per the package directions. Place the pork chops in a self-sealing plastic bag, pour the marinade over the chops, making sure to coat them thoroughly.  Marinate in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

After one hour remove the chops to a platter and dispose of the marinade.  Sprinkle and press in the Rosemary on both sides of the chops and allow them to come up to room temperature for about 20 minutes.

Pre-heat the grill to medium-high heat and lightly grease the grates with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.

Sear the chops for 5 to 7 minutes per side over direct heat.

Move the chops and allow the to finish cooking over indirect each for another 10 to 12 minutes per side.

Look at those juicy pork chops!

Grill Mayor of 2012 Contest!!

I know all of you would like to win the title of Grill Mayor of 2012!  Well, here's your chance.    Food Network is hosting a contest and you, yes you could be named Grill Mayor PLUS win all of this fantastic swag:
  Grand Prize: 2 trips to New York City for winner and a guest.
   2 nights first-class hotel accommodations.
   $100 Food Network gift card.
   Food Network Grilling Cookbook.
   Omaha Steaks grilling kit.
   Assortment of Grill Mates products.
   Dinner for Grand Prize Winner and one guest at a Food Network’s chef restaurant in New York City.
Two VIP access passes to a premiere New York City BBQ Festival.
Tour of the Food Network kitchens in New York City.

All you have to do is click on the Food Network contest entry page and share your best grilling tip or a piece of advice. Entries must be 100 words or less and include a picture of your tip in action. See the contest rules for official stuff but the contest runs through July 31, 2012.  Hope you win!

Disclosure - I have been compensated by McCormick in all relevant communication mediums, including without limitations on Facebook, Twitter, any blog posts.

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The Japanese Redneck said...

If my food looked like that then it's okay to be a grill dork.

Pam said...

I love easy grilling recipes like this. Grilled pork chops are my favorite.

David said...

Katherine, Those are some great looking pork chops! The trick is to keep them from drying out on the grill...a real challenge for some of us. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Chris said...

Those chops look righteous, Kathryn, I bet they disappeared!