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Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines

Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr and Lindsey Lower

 

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 nectarine half, and 1 teaspoon cheese)
Savory and sweet combine in this 30-minute meal of Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 1/2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 4 (6-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops (about 1/2 inch thick)
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 2 ripe nectarines
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
  • 4 teaspoons mascarpone cheese
  • Bacon-Herb Salad

Nutrition Information

  • calories 330
  • fat 17.3 g
  • satfat 5.5 g
  • monofat 6.1 g
  • polyfat 1.5 g
  • protein 33.4 g
  • carbohydrate 9.7 g
  • fiber 1.5 g
  • cholesterol 111 mg
  • iron 1.4 mg
  • sodium 192 mg
  • calcium 52 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Combine thyme, 1 tablespoon oil, and garlic in a small bowl. Rub oil mixture evenly over pork chops; sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until desired degree of doneness. Let stand 10 minutes.

  3. While pork stands, cut nectarines in half; discard pits. Combine sugar, remaining 1/2 teaspoon oil, cumin, and red pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle sugar mixture evenly over cut sides of nectarines. Place nectarines on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 5 minutes on each side or until tender. Cut nectarines into wedges; top evenly with mascarpone cheese. Serve with pork.

Cook's Notes

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