Grilled pork chops with basil butter and grilled vegetables

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PREP TIME

15 min

TOTAL TIME

30 min

Serves

4

Grilled pork chops with basil butter and grilled vegetables

Photo, Erik Putz.


Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter , at room temperature
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot
  • 1 tbsp lemon zest
  • 4 pork loin chops , about 3/4-in. thick
  • 3/4 tsp salt , divided
  • 3 zucchini , cut lengthwise into 1/4-in.-thick slices
  • 1/2 small red onion , cut into 1/4-in.-thick rounds
  • 280 g grape or cherry tomatoes , halved

Instructions

  • PREHEAT barbecue to medium. Stir butter with basil, shallot and zest in a small bowl. Scrape onto a sheet of plastic wrap. Roll into a log. Freeze until firm, 15 min.
  • SPRINKLE chops with ½ tsp salt. Oil grill. Barbecue pork chops, lid closed, until meat is firm to the touch, 3 to 4 min per side. Cover with foil.
  • SPRINKLE zucchini with remaining ¼ tsp salt. Oil grill. Barbecue zucchini and onion, lid closed, until grill marks form, 3 to 4 min per side. Transfer to a cutting board. Cut zucchini into thirds and onion in half. Toss with tomatoes in a large bowl.
  • SLICE basil butter into 4 rounds and place on chops. Serve with grilled vegetables.

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Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 434,
  • Protein
  • 31 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8 g,
  • Fat
  • 31 g,
  • Fibre
  • 2 g,
  • Sodium
  • 661 mg.
  • Excellent source of
  • vitamin A
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