During the summer, I just can't seem to get enough lemon! There's just something about it's bright, tartness that it adds to food (especially pork) that make me think of summer grilling. This recipe is a really flavorful and light summer meal. With all of the party recipes I've had coming your way, I thought I should help you (and myself!)out and lighten things up a bit!
The pork is incredibly juicy and the lemon-herb combination makes light, yet flavor-packed meal. I served this with marinated grilled veggies and it was perfect for a hot summer night. Grilling outside helps to not heat up your house, but you could always saute the chops in a pan with a little bit of nonstick spray.
With just a few ingredients, these pork chops are also really fast for a quick weeknight meal!
Lemon Herb Pork Chops
4 pork chops
4 T. lemon juice
2 T. Canola oil (or other light oil, like vegetable oil)
1 T. garlic, minced
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. oregano
1/2 tsp pepper
In a ziplock bag, combine the lemon juice, oil, garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper. Seal and shake to combine well. Add the pork chops and marinate at least one hour or overnight.
Preheat grill to medium-high heat. Oil the grates to prevent sticking. Grill the pork chops 5-7 minutes per side until the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees.