Roast and Grilled Pork Chops Recipes

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Jamies Roast Pork Chops - Recipe №1
Greek Grilled Pork Chops - Recipe №2
Roasted Pork Chop - Recipe №3

Pork is the meat that most people consider too full of fat, the reason for obesity and high cholesterol, and not as delicious as beef, chicken, lamb or turkey. Something like low quality meat. Well, all the things mentioned in the first sentence are a bit far-fetched. Yes, pork contains fat and you can increase the levels of cholesterol by consuming too much pork, but only if you eat the fattest parts of the animal. If you consume pork wisely, anything wrong won't happen to you. To be honest, your cholesterol levels might go up from beef and turkey, and chicken, too. So, that should not stop you consume juicy and delicious pork meat, because it is probably the most delicious thing that can be cooked on a grill.

Today I intend to give you a few interesting and simple recipes on how to flavour your pork for barbecue grilling or for oven roasting. Read on:

I will start with a very simple recipe that I found on Jamie Oliver's website. He has made it in his own style, but I like simple things so I've made it easier.

Ingredients:

4 pork chops, each chop is one portion

Olive oil

8 sage leaves

Sea salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. You might think that I've listed too few products above, but that is all you need. So, drizzle the chops with olive oil and season them well with salt and pepper on both sides. Then, press a sage leaf on each side of each chop.
  2. Put a pan with an oven-proof handle on the stove and heat it up. Throw the chops in it and fry for one minute on each side to lock the juices and flavours in the meat.
  3. Throw the pan in a pre-heated to 200 degrees Celsius/400 Fahrenheit oven and roast the chops for 15 to 30 minutes, depending on how you like the meat.
  4. Serve with mashed potatoes, salad, or stewed veggies. Or you can consume it plain with a glass of red wine.

My second suggestion is for Greek grilled pork chops. I call them Greek, because I learned the recipe in Greece and I loved it. It is extremely simple and easy-to-prepare.

Ingredients:

4 pork chops for for portions

1 tablespoon dried oregano

Olive oil

The juice of one lemon

Sea salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Mix the lemon juice, olive oil and dried oregano to get a homogeneous mixture. Add a little salt and pepper and stir once again.
  2. Rub some salt on the chops, put them in a plastic bag and pour the marinade in.
  3. Take the air out of the bag and tie its end. Massage the chops a bit to rub the flavours in them and leave them for one hour.
  4. While waiting for the chops to absorb the flavours you can heat up your grill.
  5. When everything is ready, throw the pork chops on the grill and pour what is left from the marinade in a bowl. Turn the chops on every two-three minutes and brush marinade on the up side of the meat. This way you will prevent the juices of the meat from leaking out, and the chops won't get dry. Grill until the meat is nicely browned on the outside and pink and tender on the inside.
  6. Serve with a Traditional Greek salad and Tzatziki, or with roasted potatoes and Tzatziki.

I will offer you one more recipe for roast pork chops, and it will be the last one because I intend to go and have something to eat afterwards. It is hard to write about such delicacies with an empty stomach. My last recipe is for chops roasted with beer, thyme and sage. It is as easy as a child play again.

Ingredients for 4 portions:

4 pork chops

1 bunch of thyme

8 sage leaves

Olive oil

100 ml beer

4 mushrooms, sliced

Sea salt and pepper

Preparation:

  1. Pre-heat your oven at 200 degrees Celsius/400 Fahrenheit.
  2. Put your pork chops in a roasting tray and drizzle some olive oil over them. Season well with salt and pepper on both sides and stick one sage leaf on each side of each chop.
  3. Put the mushroom slices in the tray, between the chops, and add a few springs of thyme. It is a good practice to take the herbs in your hand and to rub some olive oil on them before putting them in the tray.
  4. Pour the beer in the tray, trying not to wash the seasoning, and roast for 30 minutes in the oven. Check the chops at half of the time and add 50 more ml of beer if the bottom of the tray seems dry. The meat will become tender and sweet. You will lick your fingers.
  5. Serve the chops with mashed sweet potatoes or with roast veggies.

I bet that you're hungry now and that you're thinking of getting pork chops for a Sunday barbecue with friends?! Well, don't waste time till Sunday, and try my recipes ASAP. Just mind that you have to cook them in a spotless clean oven, if you want to get the maximum of taste. All burnt food stains and other kind of filth in your oven and on your grill will change the flavour of the dishes. It is in your favour to clean and maintain your cooking appliances clean and in a good condition.


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