Quick dinner idea

One of my go-to grilled dinner options when I want to cook, but I don’t want to spend a lot of time in preparation is a slightly marinated pork chop with a veggie side of choice.

The marinade is quick and tasty. You buy as many chops as you’re going to want to serve. Wipe them with a paper towel. Add pepper, drizzle a bit of soy sauce (about a tablespoon per side), and use a garlic mince to add as much garlic to taste. I do about one clove per side. So for two pork chops, I use four cloves.

Just eyeball the amounts. It’s not going to ruin it.

Turn the meat over and do the same on the other side. Let them sit for about 30 to 60 minutes in the fridge.

One side option is to get a bundle of asparagus, drizzle olive oil over the stalks with about an inch or more of the bottoms lobbed off. Salt and pepper them, and toss in some garlic powder.

On the grill, 350 to 400 degree heat, I go about 5.5 minutes per side. I add my asparagus after the first pork chop flip to a coolish part of the grill. I pull the meat off 5.5 minutes later to rest for 3 to 5 minutes. I let the thermometer reach 170.

Remove the asparagus and serve.

Don’t forget to take a picture.

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