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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub #Foodie Friday

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Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub- simplelivingeating.com


We don't grill much at my house, primarily because we are not big meat eaters...though grilled vegetables are very tasty too. But, my brother was coming to visit and I wanted to make something special. My daughter and I are not big fans of beef, so I thought grilled pork would be a terrific idea. 

When I was in NYC I bought some Aleppo pepper which is used in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cooking. It has a medium heat, a little salty with hints of raisin. The closest US seasoning I could compare it to is ancho chiles. These can be used if you can't find Aleppo pepper.

Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub- simplelivingeating.com

I have been really making an effort to try new seasoning. It is amazing how changing from plain old paprika and cayenne, which I used to use for this rub, to Aleppo pepper has had my grilled pork an exciting new dish... and it was simple. Well, needless to say my brother loved the pork chops, and so did the rest of my family.

Enjoy,
Diane

Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub- simplelivingeating.com

Pork Chops with Aleppo Rub

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

Ingredients:

6 large bone in pork chops
3 tablespoons of Aleppo pepper
3 tablespoons of dark brown sugar
3 tablespoons of salt


Directions:

1) About 2 hours before grilling time brine the pork chops. Do not skip this step. Pork can be dry on the grill if it is not brined. Here is brining recipe to use, but anyone that you like is fine. 

2) Just before grilling remove pork from brine rinse off and dry.

3) Generously cover both sides of chops with rub. 

4) Grill to desired taste. We like pork chops medium so we tend to cook thick chops about 4 minutes per side. Rest for 5 minutes before serving.

Great served with grilled corn, or roasted potatoes and salads. 









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25 comments:

  1. Thanks for hosting Diane and have a great weekend!

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  2. Thanks so much for hosting Diane and have a great weekend! :)

    Sandi @ A New York Foodie

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    1. No more thunderstorms. Looks like beautiful weather this weekend.

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  3. Hi Daine,
    Those are awesome looking chops, we will really enjoy that rub! Thanks so much for the party and you'al have a great weekend!
    Miz Helen

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    1. Thanks Miz Helen,
      The pork is one meat I can cook well.

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  4. Wow, those are gorgeous pork chops Diane! I can't get chops like that here, or I would eat more pork instead of beef. ;) Thanks for the party. Have a great weekend!!

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    1. My brother was saying the same thing. He said he could only get small pork chops. These where like beef cuts.

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  5. Your chops look fantastic. I'll have to give Aleppo peppers a try. The hint of raisin sounds delicious. Thanks for hosting and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. Yes, Sam you would enjoy Aleppo pepper it is very versatile. Great flavor.

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  6. Thanks so much for the yummy party Diane. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  7. Hello cute lady! Thanks for hosting such a fabulous party. Please come and party with us. We would be thrilled to have you! http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Friday! Lou Lou Girls

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  8. My mouth is watering from thinking about those pork chops! What a fantastic recipe. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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    1. These were truly mouth watering chops... I hope you get a chance to try the rub.

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  9. Well you sure have my taste buds going, your pork chops sound and look amazing. Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop! I hope you’ll join us again next week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  10. I just love these Pork Chops, Diane! Thanks so much for sharing your awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday this week. Have a great weekend and come back real soon!
    Miz Helen

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  11. These pork chops are right up my alley! Thanks for linking up with What's Cookin' Wednesday!

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  12. I love try this spice rub, thanks for sharing with Hearth and Soul blog hop. pinng.

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  13. Pinned your Pork Chop Grilling Recipe for later. Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives Theresa

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  14. Everything looks so delicious! Pinned. It is always a pleasure to have you be a part of our party! Please join us tonight at 7 pm. http://loulougirls.blogspot.com
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

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  15. Can't wait to try this! Thank you so much for linking up at Tasty Tuesday! Your recipe has been pinned to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board! Please join us again this week!

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  16. Those Pork Chops look wonderful, Diane! I've not heard of Aleppo pepper before but I'm definitely going to try to find some and give this a try. Thank you for sharing with the Hearth and Soul hop :-)

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