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It’s my home away from home and hopefully one day it’s just going to be “home” haha.
Nikki and I went down to Wilmington last weekend for her niece’s gradation and made a little “mini vacation” out of it. The weekend before last, she called me and the conversation went something like this:
Me: Whatcha Doing?
Nikki: Headed to work. Are you coming to the beach with me next weekend?
Me: Uhh…heck yes! — THOMAS I’m going to the beach next weekend with Nikki!
haha 😉 You don’t have to ask me twice
So Friday afternoon after work, I threw my suitcase into her car and we drove down I40 towards “our beach”. haha. I’m Probably going to be posting more about that tomorrow so let’s just get right into grilling pork chops, k?
I use to not be a fan of pork chops. They were normally over cooked and dry, so it was more like gnawing on leather instead of eating dinner. Yeah, thanks but no thanks. However, over the past 2 or so years Big Bear and I have been working on our pork cooking skills and I actually look forward to pork chops now!
The weekend before last, Thomas aka BigBear grilled up some of these marvelous pork chops to go along with our Grilled Corn with Herb Butter!
We used this Homestead Seasoning that I bought at the Savory Spice Shop in Greensboro. NC (they also have other locations sprinkled around the US and they sell it online) but if you can’t get your hands on that try using your favorite no salt seasoning salt.
Also, don’t forget that the pork chops only need to reach an internal temperature of 145F. Don’t over cook them or you’ll end up with super dry lumps of pork. If you don’t have a meat thermometer, run out and get one haha. You can normally get one anywhere from $5-$25. The little one we use cost us about $5. You don’t really need anything fancy. 🙂
I’ll probably be posting about our trip to Wilmington in a day or so! We ate at a great new little restaurant with a New Orleans theme and I got to check out the farmers market there!
Also, there were some pretty scary shark attacks while we were there too, YIKES!! If you’re planning to go to the beach this summer, please stay safe!
Grilled Pork Chop
- 4 thick cut bone in pork chops
- 4 tablespoons Homestead Seasoning (or your favorite no salt seasoning salt)
- Let the pork chops come up to room temperature.
- Sprinkle about 1/2 a tablespoon of Homestead Seasoning (or your favorite no salt seasoning salt) onto each side of the 4 pork chops.
- Heat a grill and let the flame die out leaving behind white coals. Place the pork chops onto the grill and cook, covered for about 35 minutes, flipping ever 10 minutes.
- Cook until the pork chops reach 145F in the thickest part of the pork chop.
- Remove pork chops from grill and let rest (covered in foil) for about 5 minutes before serving.
Homestead Seasoning is a seasoning from Savory Spice Shop that we love for pork chops!