The days are getting shorter (and cooler too, yesterday we only had a high of 69 degrees!!!)...and in Arizona that means that it's getting incredibly dark by 6pm. Unfortunately, that makes me highly unmotivated. Lately, I have been coming home and just staring at my computer. The words don't flow and the ideas are blocked. I even have a difficult time talking myself into stepping into the kitchen and making dinner. I blame it on the dark because it seems to have been the only thing that has changed recently. So why am I telling you this? Well, since I have been so unmotivated lately, I created this very simple, very delicious grilled pork recipe for those nights when maybe YOU are feeling just as unmotivated in the kitchen. (don't want or like pork...use chicken, it would work just as well) As always, no need to grill if you don't want to...you can always bake and/or pan sear the pork. I just love the flavor grill brings to meat....mmmmmmm....fire goodness!!
Garlic & Thyme Grilled Pork Chops
4 boneless pork loin chops
3 garlic cloves, finely minced
2 teaspoons dried thyme
salt and pepper
Rub olive oil on both sides of each piece of pork. Sprinkle both sides of pork with the minced garlic and dried thyme. Gently rub into the meat. Let rest in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes.
Preheat grill to medium (350-400 degrees). Place the pork directly over the fire and cook for 4-6 minutes on each side, depending on the thickness of each piece. Remove from gril and enjoy!