I love summer. I love the feel of my bare feet on the freshly cut grass. I love the sound of our neighbor kids, out of school for the summer, laughing and riding their bikes around the neighborhood. I love seeing the lightning bugs shine after the sun goes down. And I love using the grill for as many meals as possible.
For the past few weeks our friends, Jess and Greg, have been living in our basement as they await gaining possession of their new house. We and our roomies (as we have affectionately deemed them) have developed a cooking routine in which each couple cooks two meals a week. It has worked out really well so far and I love coming home to dinner already in progress or on the table.
Jess made this particular grilled pork recipe last week and it was delicious. The rub is very simple and packs just the right amount of spice. She served it will grilled zucchini and squash and it was a perfect fast and easy summer meal.
Spice-rubbed Grilled Pork Chops
- 1 tablespoon ground coriander
- 1 tablespoon light-brown sugar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
- Salt and pepper
- 4 bone-in pork loin chops
- 1 tablespoon oil, plus more for grilling
1. Place coriander, brown sugar, cumin, salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Add in the oil and the pork chops and shake to coat evenly. Place in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
2. Warm up a gas grill to medium-high heat. Lightly oil the grill once it is hot. Add the pork chops and cover. Grill for about 5 minutes on each side, or until the center is 145 degrees.
3. Remove from the grill and place in a bowl. Cover with foil and allow to rest for 10 minutes before eating.
Source: Everyday Food