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Are you still in grill mode this summer? Just keep in mind it doesn’t always have to be a holiday weekend to get the grill fired up! I had an impromptu cookout this past weekend with some close family and friends Just Because… I made Grilled Chops and Lavender Flowers AND it was a BIG hit! My sides were rice & peas with sweet corn. I’m going to share the pork chop recipe with you. It’s so easy to prepare before it hits the grill. I went to Walmart and bought some center cut boneless pork chops and regular center cut pork chops for this recipe. If you are looking for some great pork recipes and grilling tips you can visit grillpork.org and see what Moe “Big Moe” Cason and George “Tuffy” Stone from TLC’s BBQ Pitmasters have to share. I saw a few recipe that I can’t wait to try. How do you grill your pork chops? Feel free to share a grilled pork chop recipe you love! If you have an amazing grilling tip to share, please pass that along too! What pork recipe are you inspired to grill?
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Tip: The National Pork Board recommends cooking your pork chops to an internal temperature in between 145 F and 160 F with a 3 minute rest. Use a digital thermometer to check doneness and to ensure juicy, tender chops.
Grilled Chops & Lavender Flowers Recipe – 4 servings
4 pork loin or rib chops (about 3/4 inches thick)
1t kosher salt
1t freshly ground black pepper
1/2t dried lemon thyme (1-1/2t fresh)
1t minced fresh rosemary leaves
1T olive oil
Instructions: Combine salt, pepper, lavender, thyme, rosemary, and olive oil; rub mixture onto the pork chops. Place in zip lock bag and let sit in refrigerator overnight or 1 to 2 hours at room temperature. Grill pork chops with cover down and vents open, 4 to 5 minutes. Grill the other side 3 to 4 minutes to 155 degrees on a meat thermometer. Serve very hot. I hope you like it, I LOVED it!
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Giveaway: You also have the opportunity to win a $100 Walmart Gift Card and Grilling Kit from Jael Custom Designs. The Grilling Kit consists of: 1 4-in-1 spatula, 1 pair tongs, 1 grill brush and 4 chrome skewers. Bonus: You get a digital thermometer and an apron! Good Luck! Oh… I’ll be sharing more pork chop recipes and you have a couple of other chances to win. Stay Tuned…