New Year, New Ideas!
Start the New Year off right with lean, juicy and tender pork.
Every January, many of us make
the same two resolutions: Eat
better and spend smarter.
When it comes to keeping these
resolutions, the answer is tastier
than you ever imagined: Give
pork a starring role on your menu!
Seven tender, juicy pork cuts
have less fat per ounce than a
skinless chicken thigh, so pork
With a distinctive
T-shaped bone, this
chop is meaty and
is an amazingly delicious way to
eat better. And because pork
offers great value, you can enjoy
your favorite pork dishes and
new pork recipes more often.
For juicy, tender pork, the USDA
recommends cooking pork
chops and roasts to an internal
temperature of 145°F for
medium doneness, followed by
This juicy cut features
a large portion of loin
meat and a rib bone
for extra ;avor.
a 3-minute rest. Be sure to use
a digital cooking thermometer
for accurate results.
Cut from the top of the
loin, this chop offers
quick cooking and is
If cold weather is keeping you
away from the grill, throw these
chops under the broiler for 4 to 5
minutes per side to achieve a
flavorful and juicy chop.
Pork Chops with Basil-Garlic Rub
Prep Time: 20 to 30 min. • Cooking Time: 10 to 12 min.
4 pork bone-in rib chops, ¾-in. thick
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 cup fresh basil leaves, packed
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
With machine running, drop garlic into food processor to mince. Stop, add basil
process until chopped. Add lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; process to make a thin,
wet rub. Spread both sides of pork chops with basil mixture. Let stand 15 to 30 minutes.
Prepare medium-hot fire in grill. Brush 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
internal temperature reaches 145° F, followed by 3-minute rest.
Yield: 4 servings
2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp. coarse salt
½ tsp. freshly ground black pepper