One of my blog readers, Jennifer Irwin of Columbus, OH, sent me this amazing recipe that I am happy to feature on the blog. Do YOU have an awesome recipe worthy of sharing with Everyday Paleo readers? If so, email me your dish along with a photo of the food and who knows, your recipe might be the next one featured on the blog! Thanks Jennifer for sharing your paleo culinary masterpiece.
Grilled Pork Chops With Tomato Peach Relish
3 large garlic cloves
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 fresh lime, juiced. (Set aside 3 tablespoons for marinade)
4 (3/4- to 1-inch-thick) bone-in rib pork chops (2 1/4 pound)
1 large peach or nectarine
1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes (10 ounces), quartered
2 scallions, finely chopped
1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh jalapeño chile
1/4 cup chopped basil
2 tablespoons chopped mint
2 tablespoons red-wine or cider vinegar
1 tablespoon chili powder (optional)
1. Mince and mash garlic to a paste with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
2. Transfer to a bowl and stir in oil and 3 tablespoons lime juice.
3. Pour marinade over chops in a glass or ceramic shallow baking dish, then turn to coat. Marinate at room temperature, turning over once, 20 minutes to 1 hour.
Chop peach, then toss with remaining lime juice in a medium bowl and let stand 5 minutes.
Stir in tomatoes, scallions, chile, herbs, and vinegar. Let stand while grilling pork.
Prepare grill for direct-heat cooking over medium-hot charcoal (medium heat for gas).
Meanwhile, remove chops from marinade and pat dry, leaving any bits of garlic. Sprinkle chops on both sides with chili powder, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper (total).
Oil grill rack, then grill chops, covered only if using a gas grill, turning over once and moving to area with no coals underneath if flare-ups occur, until just cooked through, 12 to 15 minutes.
Serve chops with relish. Accept compliments.
And as always, enjoy!