Rating: 3.7 stars
10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0

Backyard barbecuing becomes an easy weeknight option with quick-cooking pork chops and a crisp cucumber-dill salad.

Everyday Food, June 2009

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prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine cucumber, onion, lemon juice, oil, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Let stand 10 minutes, then stir in dill.

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  • Heat grill to high. Clean and lightly oil hot grates. Season pork with salt and pepper. Grill pork just until cooked through, about 2 minutes per side. Serve pork with cucumber salad.

Cook's Notes

Pork shoulder chops are a great low-cost cut; you can also use boneless pork loin chops. Chicken cutlets are another good option.

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Reviews (3)

10 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: Unrated
07/29/2010
Delish! The salad was the right side to go with the chops. I used pork loin chops
Rating: Unrated
07/22/2010
JMP, thanks for the tip. I took your suggestion and brined the chops for dinner tonight, as per your instructions. They came out great- moist, tender and flavorful, even with the minimal seasoning. I always brine poultry, but I had never thought to do it with pork.
Rating: Unrated
07/21/2010
Go for one inch chops.. Grocery stores will do this on request -- you just have to wait a bit. I usually order my meat first, then go shopping. Brine the chops. if you have time -- it adds a lot of flavor. The basic receipe is, per pound of meat: 1 quart of water 1/2c sugar (for pork, I use dark brown) 1/4c Kosher salt. Let brine for at least an hour, up to 8 hours. Rinse with cold water, then pat dry. For chicken and shrimp, I use white sugar. Do not brine red meat.
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