These delicious, thick grilled pork chops with an olallieberry thyme sauce are a deliciously easy dinner that the whole family will love.
Humanely raised organic pork chops are juicy and delicious. Olallieberries are in season for such a short time, if you see them grab a pack or two! If you can't find Olallieberries, you can easily substitute blackberries!
If you love to grill as much as we do, you will also love this Grilled Steak with Pesto Sauce.
It is summer and grilled foods are always our go-to dinner. Do you grill a lot during the summer too? I hate cooking inside because it heats up our whole house. Houses in the Bay Area really didn't need a/c years ago, but thanks to global warming, it gets hot here now.
So, it is time to grill so I can barbecue these pork chops!
These thick and yummy organic pork chops are from a fun meat vendor at our farmer's market, Prather Ranch. You can buy all sorts of meats at their booth. (This is an unsolicited plug!) They pair perfectly with the fruit. They also have a small take away restaurant and sell their meats in the Ferry Building in San Francisco.
What are olallieberries?
Have you seen olallieberries in your market? They can be hard to find, but if you do see them, grab a carton or two! Olallieberries look a bit like blackberries, but they are softer and a lot more fragile. (Their season is short, just six weeks so if you can't find them for this recipe, use blackberries.)
Here is the recipe for the yummy Olallieberry Thyme Sauce! Gob it on and enjoy...this sauce is awesome in crepes too!
Are pork chops healthy?
I am sure you have seen ads for pork talking about how it is the healthy "other white meat." Pork is in fact packed with nutrition. This doesn't mean bacon, though I am sorry because bacon is one of my favorite foods, lean pork that includes pork chops and pork tenderloin can be good for you and your heart.
There are so many delicious recipes that pair with pork chops. Try one of our favorites:
This recipe is gluten free, paleo, and Whole30, so no guilt!! Fire up your grill so you can BBQ these awesome pork chops :-).
How do you grill pork chops?
I cook pork chops over direct heat. I make sure to flip the pork chops after the first 8 minutes.
How long do you grill chops for?
Grilling time totally depends on how thick your pork chops are. You want to grill them until they have an internal temperature of 145-165F degrees. Note if your pork chops are boneless, they will take less time to cook.
(The USDA changed their recommendation for cooking pork to 145F degrees, but many people like their pork more well done so I give you a range.
Can pork chops be pink inside?
You should never serve pork rare, but it is perfectly safe to have a little bit of pink inside.
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Grilled Pork Chops with Olallieberry Thyme Sauce
- 4 pork chops
- ½ teaspoon pink Himalayan salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Preheat the grill.
- Rub pork chops with salt, pepper, and olive oil.
- Grill both sides until the internal temperature reaches 165 degrees.
- Top with the olallieberry thyme sauce.
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