Tuesday, July 31, 2012

grilled caprese pork chops

  • Smithfield Pork Chops
  • 2  pints
    cherry tomatoes (tri-colored if available), cut in half
  • 8  ounces
    fresh mozzarella cheese, cut into 8 slices
  • 4  tablespoons
    olive oil, divided
  • 2  tablespoons
    fresh basil, chopped
Salt and pepper to taste


  • Prepare a grill pan or outdoor grill with nonstick cooking spray and preheat to medium high. In a medium mixing bowl, toss tomatoes and basil with 3 tablespoons of olive oil. Salt and pepper to taste and set aside.

  • Brush pork chops with remaining 1 tablespoon of olive oil and sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Place on a preheated hot grill and cook until done. This will require approximately 4-6 minutes per side depending on the thickness of your pork chops.

  • Once one side of your pork chops are cooked and you have turned them over, top each cooked side of the pork chop with a slice of mozzarella cheese and close the lid on your grill to allow the cheese to melt (if using a grill pan, you can cover the chops with a large overturned saute pan). Place two pork chops on each plate and top with a large helping of the tomato basil mixture.

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