Pork Chop Dinner

Thick boneless pork chops, Green beans with Portabella Mushrooms, and corn on the cobb without the cobb.

Sliced some baby portabellas up. Thick. Cut up two cloves of garlic. Threw all of that plus some salt, pepper, 1 TBSP of EVOO, and 1 TBSP of butter in the pan on medium heat.

While the shrooms are in the pan, get those chops on the grill. I seasoned mine with a seasoned salt mixture. Interesting little blend of Coarse Sea Salt, Smoked Paprika, Sugar, Special Extra Bold Black Pepper, Turmeric, Onion, Garlic, Spice Extractives (including oleoresin of paprika, black pepper, celery, rosemary and thyme). Penzy’s Spices sells it.¬†Grill should be HOT to put a little crunchy sear on them and then to low on the heat. (Like 2 minutes of hot before lowering the temp) My grill floats around 400* with all 3 burners on low. Just check and turn every so often.

 

Half cooked boneless pork

Grab an ear or two of corn. Cut the kernels off and put into a sauce pan with salt, pepper, little bit of garlic powder, little bit of chicken broth, a dose of honey, and a TBSP of butter. Put top on pan and stir every now and again. Medium heat for about 10 minutes then to simmer. Nothing wrong with making corn on the cobb. I just like cutting it off and my 8 yr old likes it this way too. The wife prefers it on the cobb. It brings out the kid in her.

 

Get the green beans and about half a cup of chicken broth onto those shrooms. Little under middle heat, like 4, and cover. Let them stem until you like the tenderness. I prefer them crunchy and some prefer them mushy. Once they reach what you like you can put some arrow root in a small bowl with a little bit of cool water and make a slurry. Pour that in your green bean broth and it should tighten it up some. Cover and put to the side. Likely you are going to need more salt/season. But I like less salt myself.

I put too much. Oh well, more arrow root!

Get your butt back outside, make sure the chops aren’t burning. Time to get them to juicy level with some butter. Get small bowl, melt some butter in the nuker (popcorn and melting butter is the only thing I use the microwave for). Put some garlic powder in it if you want. Or rosemary. Or anything you want to taste. Brush it on the chops liberally. Flip, do again. Once chops get to 145*-155* get them off and let them rest while you plate everything. They need about 10 minutes to redistribute their juices.

 

EAT! Sit down with the family. No TV. Talk and laugh or yell and cry, but do it together. Have a great Labor Day weekend frankenspammers! Be safe! Post some food pics!

 

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