Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Grilled Pork Chops and Sweet Red Corn


I may well just have had the most delicious pork chops I've ever eaten in my entire life. We picked these up at Costco over the weekend and thought they might make a rather enjoyable weekday dinner, so we fired up the grill and prepared to whip up some goodness. 

Little did we know that they were easily twice as thick as any pork chop we'd ever seen in our lives as we soon saw upon taking them all the way out of the package. We were hardly complaining though. We threw them right onto the barbie and enjoyed the sweet, sweet scent of swine roasting over an open flame. We didn't even marinate them -- just sprinkled a small amount of grill seasoning over the tops and that was it. 

The thickness turned out to be the determining factor in these being the ideal chop in every way. They acquired a really pleasant sear, yet stayed wonderfully juicy and moist inside. The smokey grilled flavor was amazing. Overall, they were pretty much the pork version of filet mignon and I now would highly recommend choosing a thicker chop or asking for one from your butcher whenever possible. I honestly didn't know what I've been missing all my life.




We also happened across the first fresh red corn I'd ever seen before during an early evening trip to Safeway. I couldn't help but buy it and see how it turned out on the grill as well. Throw in a few chicken habanero sausages we still had in the fridge from over the weekend, heat up some Spanish rice from Mexican night last night, toast some garlic bread, and you've got a damn fine meal on your plate! 

Really, I think this may well have been one of the best meals I've ever eaten. The pork was so tender and succulent. The corn was sweet, crisp, and held up wonderfully to the heat of the grill. Everything went perfectly together -- no complaints from any of the taste-testers whatsoever! There are no words to express how much I love summer grilling and enjoying a great meal with family.
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