Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines

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

Savory and sweet combine in this 30-minute meal of Grilled Pork Chops with Nectarines.

Yield: Serves 4 (serving size: 1 pork chop, 1 nectarine half, and 1 teaspoon cheese)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 330
  • Fat: 17.3g
  • Saturated fat: 5.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 6.1g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.5g
  • Protein: 33.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 9.7g
  • Fiber: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 111mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 192mg
  • Calcium: 52mg

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

Preparation

  1. 1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 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. 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.
Note:

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