Herbed Pork Chops w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme, Asparagus, and…

March 17, 2013 at 5:23 PM | Posted in Aunt Millie's, baking, pork chops, potatoes | Leave a comment
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Today’s Menu: Herbed Pork Chops w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme, Asparagus, and Whole Grain BreadBaked herb chops 005

 

 

While at our local Meijer the other day I had picked some beautiful Pork Loin Center Cut Chops. So for dinner I prepared Herbed Pork Chops w/ Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme, Asparagus, and Whole Grain Bread.

When making the Herb Chops I like to grill them but with the bad weather we have today I’ll be baking them. To make them I’ll need 1 cup of Kraft Free Italian Dressing and 1 tablespoon each of fresh herbs, chopped Thyme, Basil, Oregano, and Rosemary. Place chops in a resealable plastic bag. Add dressing and herbs; seal and refrigerate 3 to 8 hours. Remove chops from marinade; discard marinade. To prepare them I preheated the oven to 400 degrees. I then placed them on a broiler pan that has a metal grill rack, spraying the rack with Pam Spray before placing the Chops on the rack. I then baked the Chops for minutes, turning once until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Just love this recipe for Chops! The dressing combined with the herbs gives the Chops an incredible flavor.
For side dishes to go with the Pork Chops I prepared Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme, Asparagus, along with Aunt Millie’s Whole Grain Bread. For the Red Potatoes I needed 1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary, 1 tablespoon Dried Thyme, 1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt, and 1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper. I baked them at 400 degrees, same as the Pork Chops so I was able to bake them with the Chops at the same time. I combined all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a shallow roasting pan. Roasted for about 30 minutes, until tender and golden. The asparagus was a Meijer brand. They come frozen and heated them in a skillet and seasoned with Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Garlic Salt, Sea Salt, and Ground Black Pepper. For dessert later a Healthy Choice Chocolate Swirl Frozen Yogurt. Recipes for the Pork Chops and Red Potatoes are below.

 

 

Herbed Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick
1 cup reduced fat Italian dressing
4 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (any combination – chives, basil, oregano, rosemary)

Cooking Directions

Place chops in a resealable plastic bag. Add dressing and herbs; seal and refrigerate 3 to 8 hours. Remove chops from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chops over medium-high heat (or broil 4 inches from heat) for 8 to 9 minutes, turning once until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Serves 4. Food Exchanges:
3 lean meat

Serving Suggestions

Use your favorite combination of herbs fresh from the garden. Feel like singing? Try a Scarborough Fair combination of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Serve with grilled vegetable kabob and deli potato salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 144 calories
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 360 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams

http://www.porkbeinspired.com/RecipeDetail/24/Herbed_Pork_Chops.aspx

 

 

Roasted Red Potatoes with Rosemary and Thyme
Ingredients:

6 to 8 small Red Potatoes, quartered into 1/2-inch pieces
1 tablespoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 tablespoon minced fresh or Dried Rosemary
1 tablespoon Dried Thyme
1/2 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
Directions:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat potatoes. Transfer potatoes to a large baking sheet or shallow roasting pan. Roast 25 to 30 minutes, until tender and golden.

Grilled Herb Pork Chops w/ Grilled Asparagus, Baked Potato, and…

October 2, 2012 at 5:28 PM | Posted in grilling, pork chops, potatoes, vegetables | 1 Comment
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Today’s Menu: Grilled Herb Pork Chops w/ Grilled Asparagus, Baked Potato, and Whole grain Bread.

I got tonight’s recipe from my favorite Pork recipe site, the Pork Be Inspired web site. If you need to know anything about Pork or a Pork recipe this is the site to go to. I’ve left tonight’s recipe along with the web site link at the bottom of the post. On to dinner!

I had Grilled Herb Pork Chops w/ Grilled Asparagus, Baked Potato, and Whole grain Bread.To prepare the Chops I marinated them in 1 cup reduced fat Italian dressing and 4 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (any combination – chives, basil, oregano, rosemary). I put them in a Hefty Zip Bag along with the marinade and herbs about 9:00 am this morning. I used Kraft Free Zesty Italian Dressing for my marinade. For the Chop I used a Boneless Pork Loin Chop from Kroger. I preheated the grill on medium high and grilled the Chops for 9 minutes, turning them once. They came out fantastic! The Marinade gave the Chops an incredible flavor and kept the Chops moist. Excellent recipe looking forward to trying more recipes from the Pork Be Inspired website!

For sides I had Meijer Grilled Asparagus, a Baked Potato, and Healthy Life Whole Grain Bread. The Meijer Asparagus comes frozen and you can bake it or warm it up in a skillet, which is how I prepared it. For dessert/snack later a 100 Calorie Mini Bag of Jolly Time Pop Corn.
Herbed Pork Chops

Ingredients

4 pork loin chops, 3/4-inch thick
1 cup reduced fat Italian dressing
4 tablespoons fresh herbs, chopped (any combination – chives, basil, oregano, rosemary)

Cooking Directions

Place chops in a resealable plastic bag. Add dressing and herbs; seal and refrigerate 8 to 24 hours. Remove chops from marinade; discard marinade. Grill chops over medium-high heat (or broil 4 inches from heat) for 8 to 9 minutes, turning once until internal temperature on a thermometer reads 145 degrees Fahrenheit, followed by a 3-minute rest time. Serves 4. Food Exchanges:
3 lean meat

Serving Suggestions

Use your favorite combination of herbs fresh from the garden. Feel like singing? Try a Scarborough Fair combination of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme. Serve with grilled vegetable kabob and deli potato salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 144 calories
Protein: 25 grams
Fat: 5 grams
Sodium: 360 milligrams
Cholesterol: 60 milligrams
Saturated Fat: 1 grams
Carbohydrates: 1 grams

http://www.porkbeinspired.com/RecipeDetail/24/Herbed_Pork_Chops.aspx

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