Thursday, July 2, 2009

Midday Meal :: Grilled Pork Chops And Sweet Potato Fries

All Photography by Karen Mordechai

As promised...a few more BBQ recipes for 4th of July Weekend ! This is a great recipe and a nice change from the typical burger. We hope you enjoy and tune in tomorrow for dessert... !

Grilled Pork Chops with Scallion Ginger Salad and Sweet Potato Fries
Serves 4

3 shallots, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 large knob of ginger, minced (5 tbl)
zest and juice of 1 orange
5 tbl olive oil
4 bone in, center cut pork chops

Whisk everything except the chops together in a shallow dish. Season the pork with salt and pepper and place in dish, turning to coat. Let marinate in the fridge for an hour or more. Grill on medium heat for 7-10 minutes, depending on the thickness. Top with scallion, ginger salad.

Scallion, Ginger Salad
1 bunch of scallions, chopped
4 shallots, chopped,
1 large knob of ginger, julienned

Saute scallions, shallots and ginger in olive oil on medium heat until soft, 5-7 minutes.

This can be made with any cut of pork or chicken but grilling or roasting with the bone in imparts so much flavor in to the meat.

Sweet Potato Fries
3-4 large sweet potatoes
zest of 2 limes
good sea salt

Cut sweet potatoes into wedges. Toss with olive oil and sea salt. Grill on medium heat for 5-7 minutes per side or until soft.
Remove from heat and while still hot, toss with lime zest and a little more sea salt. Serve with some lime wedges on the side.

Serves 4

You can do this with russet potatoes as well but the contrast of the sweet potatoes and the tartness of the lime is sooooo good!
When zesting, make sure you just get the colored part of the rind. You don't want to get any of the pith. (the bitter white stuff underneath- think grapefruit)

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  1. Those pork chops look beautiful.I try new foods all of the time and that I would like to try.If you would like to see the collection of tips and recipes I have for grilling you can visit

  2. My mom and I tried the sweet potato recipe and added a pinch of cinnamon and lime juice along with the lime zest. It was fabulous! Thanks for posting all of these fabulous recipes.