Menu

Tapenade Pork Chops

  • DSCN0390_resize
  • Details
  • Related Items

During the week, we often use leftover sauces and dressings from one meal as the basis for a new variation.  Today is an example – a quick recipe  based on the ideas at the end of our sun-dried tomato tapenade recipe.  Unfortunately, it was also prepared during our recent “camera malfunction” period, so I’ve only got a photo of the finished meat.  Not that you’ll need many photos to follow along…so we’ll fill in with a few tapenade shots for good measure.

Gather Up:

  • 3 to 4 pork chops (about 1-1/2 lbs), bone in
  • 1/4 cup sun-dried tomato tapenade
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Start out preparing the tapenade (unless you’ve already got some left over in the fridge).  If you are making it solely for this recipe, you can cut the tapenade ingredients roughly in half as well.  Once that is done, get the grill started to medium-high heat (around 400 degrees).  Add in the balsamic vinegar and olive oil and mix to make the tapenade more of a dressing consistency, then brush liberally over both sides of the pork chops.  Let them stand while the grill finishes warming up.

Grill the chops for about 8 minutes per side on indirect heat (a little shorter over direct heat) or until they reach 145 degrees internal temperature.  Let them stand a couple minutes off the grill for the juices to settle, then serve.  Simple as that!

Fennel Garlic Ribs_06

Fennel Garlic Spare Ribs

Recipes from the past: Date and Mushroom Stuffed Elk Roast Fennel Rhubarb Pork Roast Rosemary Thyme Butternut Squash Ribs are a favorite of mine on the pellet grill, but our family isn’t all that fond …

Garlic Fiddleheads

Recipes posted a year ago: Grapefruit Margarita Chicken Sweet Mashed Potatoes Ginger-Hoisin Cedar Planked Salmon Last week, Karen brought home something from the Farmer’s Market that neither of us had ever tried – fiddleheads.  The …

Parmesan Breaded Pork Chops

Every so often, we’ll use a little dairy other than grass-fed butter or pastured cream when we cook.  Typically these other occasions involve cheese, because there’s something about good cheese that is hard to resist.  …

Quick Turkey Soup

Part of our weekend routine is to sit down with our own hand-written book of recipes, our folder of clipped recipes, and the other sources we draw from for ideas and inspiration, and put together a menu for …

Chicken Butternut Curry Soup

This recipe grew out of a very specific set of circumstances one recent evening when my mom was in town for a visit.  Namely, it was a Thursday night, I’d had a long day at …