Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter

Grilled Pork Chops with Shallot Butter


  • 8 servings (serving size: 1 pork chop)
  •     8 (7-ounce) bone-in center-cut pork chops
  •     1 teaspoon salt, divided
  •     3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  •     2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •     2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh chives
  •     1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh thyme
  •     1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh rosemary
  •     3 garlic cloves, minced
  •     2 tablespoons butter, softened
  •     2 1/2 teaspoons minced shallots
  •     1/4 teaspoon grated lemon rind



  1.  Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  2.  Sprinkle both sides of pork evenly with 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  3. Combine oil, chives, thyme, rosemary, and garlic, stirring well.
  4. Rub oil mixture evenly over both sides of pork.
  5. Place pork on grill rack; grill 6 minutes on each side or until a thermometer inserted in the thickest part of pork registers 155°. Remove pork from grill; let stand 5 minutes. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  6. Combine butter, shallots, and lemon rind, stirring well.
  7. Spread about 1 teaspoon butter mixture over each pork chop; let the pork stand an additional 5 minutes.

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