I (thankfully) have a husband who loves to grill. This is clearly a match made in heaven because I love to eat grilled food. My sweet hubby doesn’t care that the long, warm days of summer have passed. He’s so manly that not even the pitch dark (at 5:00 pm) and freezing (40 degree) temperatures can keep him from his grill! Every week when I make the grocery list, he says, “don’t forget to give me a grill meal!” and I am always sure to oblige.
The only thing, though, is that it’s hard for me to get creative with grilling recipes. I mean, you marinate the meat in some sauce and/or rub it with a spice rub, then grill it til it’s done. There’s not really a recipe involved, there’s not a lot of diversity (other than the types of meat we’re grilling). So lately, I’ve been searching for recipes to liven up our grill meals and make them not so congruent.
THIS recipe is definitely the most successful one we’ve tried. The glaze is downright awesome. It’s sweet and delicious and just blends oh-so-perfectly with the pork chops juices. I was afraid that the honey would make it have a sticky texture, but it doesn’t at all. Once it’s heated through it just turns into a delicious sauce. Out of AALLLLL the various ways we’ve grilled pork and other meats, this is one of my all-time favorites. We will definitely be making this again!
- 1/4 cup honey
- 4 Tbsp olive oil, divided
- 2 Tbsp chopped fresh rosemary
- 4 6-ounce boneless pork chops, each about 3/4-inch thick
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat a clean grill to medium-high heat.
- In a small bowl whisk together the honey, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, and rosemary. Transfer half to a small bowl to glaze the pork chops. Reserve the remaining glaze to brush on the chops after cooking.
- Lightly brush the pork chops with the remaining 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Season with the salt and pepper to taste. Lightly brush the honey-rosemary glaze on both sides of each chop.
- Place the chops on the grill. Close the lid and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, about 5 to 6 minutes. Turn the chops. Continue cooking for 6 to 8 more minutes.
- Remove the chops from the heat, brush with reserved glaze, and set aside to rest for 5 minutes before serving.
Source: Plain Chicken