Grilled Pork Chops with Chimichurri

Prep: 5 minutes

Cook: 20 minutes

Serves: 4

The extra thickness and the bone make these chops an excellent choice for grilling as they’re less likely to dry out than thinner or boneless cuts. We’ve paired this succulent pork with a simple, mild chimichurri (fresh herb sauce) that complements without overwhelming. This recipe makes enough sauce that you’ll have some leftover; try it on potatoes, grilled vegetables or eggs. By Whole Foods.

Ingredients

For the Chimichurri Sauce:

1 cup packed flat-leaf parsley leaves

½ cup packed cilantro leaves

1 tablespoons chopped white onion

2 cloves garlic, chopped

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons red wine vinegar

½ teaspoon crushed red chile pepper

½ teaspoon fine sea salt

For the Pork Chops:

4 thick-cut (1 ½-inch-thick) bone-in pork chops (14 to 16 ounces each)1 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

½ teaspoon coarse sea salt

½ teaspoon cracked black pepper

Directions

  1. For the chimichurri sauce, combine all ingredients in a food processor with 1 tablespoon water. Process until blended; set aside.
  2. Prepare a gas or charcoal grill for medium-heat cooking, leaving one area of the grill cool (this will be a place to transfer the chops if they flare up). Brush the chops all over with oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Grill, turning once or twice, until just cooked through, about 15 minutes. Watch the chops carefully, and move them to the cool area of the grill if they flare up or brown to flare up or brown too quickly. Let rest 5 minutes; serve with the chimichurri on the side.