Grilled Pork Chops with Basil-Garlic Rub

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Top the chop with shavings of Parmesan cheese (shave from a wedge of cheese with a vegetable peeler) and toasted pine nuts, if desired. Serve with slices of ripe tomatoes and mozzarella on a bed of arugula drizzled with balsamic vinegar and olive oi…

or with the Pantry Basil-Garlic Rub.

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  • 4 bone-in ribeye pork chops (rib, 3/4-inch thick)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled)
  • 1 cup fresh basil (packed)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh)
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
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    1. With machine running, drop garlic through feed tube of food processor to mince. Stop, add fresh basil, and process until chopped. Add lemon juice, oil, salt, and pepper and process to make thin wet rub. Spread both sides of pork chops with basil mixture. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.
    2. Prepare a medium-hot fire in grill. Brush the grate clean and oil the grate. Grill chops, over direct heat, turning once, to medium rare doneness, 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time.
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    Tina Craig 3 days ago
    turned out great, Will try it again
    Erin Tydgat 3 days ago
    Very good dish. Quick & easy
    Travis Conkle 20 days ago
    These were fantastic!!! I used the lime juice insted of lemon. turned out awesom.
    Adriana Starr 22 days ago
    The food was decent.. at first bite, the flavor is there, but it quickly fades. I suggest trying this with lime however instead of lemon, for a greater flavor.
    Vivian Rodriguez a month ago
    The flavor is good, but it was only on the outside so the flavor fades away quickly afterward. I even tried making slits in the pork chops but that didn't make a difference.
    Regi a month ago
    OMG!!! This pork chop recipe tasted better than any other recipe I have ever had. It even tastes better than a restaurant product. This is by far a keeper!!! BTW I didn't put any cheese on it as i believe it said that it is an option. The spice rub is perfect!!!
    Judith Santin a month ago
    Easy and tasty. Will make it again
    Robert a month ago
    fantastic dish that was easy to make.
    Sarah W. a month ago
    delicious, the whole family loved it!
    Callie Atkins 3 months ago
    I pan fried it with a cover to keep it moist.
    Lovely 3 months ago
    Turned out great! Cooked it for 30 more mins than said and turned out juicy and tasty. Super easy to make. Loved it! Really good flavor!
    Tim T 3 months ago
    Definitely top with toasted pine nuts and shaved/grated Parmesan! Makes all the difference!!!
    Kristy 3 months ago
    This recipe was okay but not great. We probably won’t make it again.
    Augusta 3 months ago
    I wasn’t overly impressed with this recipe although it was good. Not one that I will go out of my way to make again.
    Landon Gardner 3 months ago
    Simple and tasty. Add more garlic for extra zest. served with BBQ corn on the cob. A starch would be a good addition. Baby reds perhaps.
    Michael Blakeslee 3 months ago
    Perfection. Sous vide the pork chop to desired doneness absolutely amazing flavor
    Traci Johnson 4 months ago
    wonderful, loved the flavor!
    Garrett Hartzog 4 months ago
    it eas very delicious. Quick and easy.
    Warus 4 months ago
    I used pesto sauce with lemon juice to marinade . Turned out great
    andrea lobb 4 months ago
    These were pretty good. I would try to marinate them longer next time to see if that puts more flavor into them. I was able to marinate for about 20 minutes. Cooking to the right temperature is essential for chops.
    Tsacha Hyneman 4 months ago
    Had to use much thinner pork chops due to a shopping mix-up and they ended up a tad dry and chewy, but still edible. I’ll give this another go with the proper sized chops.
    Hana Ohana 4 months ago
    The dish was kinda lacking in seasoning for me so I will definitely tweak the recipe next time. Overall, the dish was mediocre.
    Redding 4 months ago
    Turned out pretty good easy to make
    Judy B. 4 months ago
    Used this recipe today and loved it! I didn't use nearly the amount of basil the recipe called for (I used about 1/3 cup), and I substituted limes for lemon juice, as I had them fresh on hand. The end result was moist, tender and tasty pork chops.
    Janece M. 4 months ago
    It was okay - too much basil - needs some other seasoning. Will not make again
    chris carmon 4 months ago
    excellent! will do it again
    Jeane 5 months ago
    Absolutely amazing! I only grilled 2 chops for my husband and I. Next time I’m gonna make 4. 2 wasn’t enough.
    Lauren Barnett 5 months ago
    Turned out great! My nine year old loved it, so that's a major win.
    Bryan D. 5 months ago
    I have made this on the charcoal bbq several times, and it's always excellent!
    Pitrucha 5 months ago
    it was great with plenty of flavor