When my husband brought these pork chops in from the grill the first thing he said was, “My mouth is watering just looking at these.” These pork chops will make your mouth water!
As part of the Pompeian #PantryInsiders program I get to try out all the different varieties of olive oil from the Pompeian line. This month I used their OlivExtra® Premium Mediterranean Blend. This particular olive oil blend is a unique, healthy combination of canola, extra virgin and grapeseed oil, which are key components of the Mediterranean Diet. This oil blend gives you the the robust taste of extra virgin olive oil and the high smoke point of grapeseed oil, making this the perfect all-purpose oil for everything from salads to frying. You can easily substitute butter, shortenings or any other vegetable oils with this particular blend in your favorite recipes.
I used the Mediterranean Blend as part of the tomato onion relish/marinade and also to brush on the pork chops before grilling.
The first step is to make the marinade/relish using chipotle chiles in adobo sauce, garlic, cumin seed, dried thyme leaves, cinnamon, onions, fire roasted tomatos, cilantro and olive oil. So many yummy flavors.
Combine this with the pork chops into a plastic zipper bag and let it marinade for at least 4 hours. Remove the pork chops from the bag and brush with olive oil before grilling.
Grill your pork chops for 8-10 minutes on each side until cooked through. While the pork chops are grilling pour your remaining marinade into a pan along with 1/4 C water and cook until the onions are soft. About 10-15 minutes.
This was a big hit at our house and my husband was so glad I had made extra so there were plenty of leftovers for his lunch this week.