Grilled Porterhouse Chops with Chipotle Cilantro Butter

Grilled Porterhouse Chops with Chipotle Cilantro Butter

  • TOTAL PREP TIME35 minutes
  • SERVINGS4
  • DEGREE OF DIFFICULTYEasy

Ingredients

Pork chops are a versatile dish that carry a wide variety of flavors well, such as in this Tex-Mex pork chop recipe. Chipotle and cilantro pork chops are perfect for adding some Southwestern flavor to your meal rotation! This grilled cilantro chipotle pork chop recipe is lean, tender and juicy. And this flavored butter recipe is perfect for a variety of uses! (Although, grilled pork chops are our favorite…)

  • 4 porterhouse (bone-in loin) pork chops about 1-inch thick
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • To taste salt and pepper
  • olive oil for brushing*
  • 4 pieces corn shucked
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter unsalted, at room temperature
  • 2 tablespoons cilantro chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chipotle chile in adobo sauce chopped*
  • 1 teaspoons lime juice fresh

4 servings
1 serving = 1 chop, 1 piece of corn on the cob and 1 tablespoon of cilantro butter*

*Oil is not included in the nutritional value since it’s for brushing the grill, vs. the chops

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Preparation

  1. Preheat grill over medium high heat and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle paprika, salt and pepper on both sides of the chops.
  2. Grill the pork for 8-9 minutes, turning once halfway through, until cooked to 145 °F. Remove the pork from the grill, tent it with foil and let it rest for 3 minutes.
  3. Brush the corn with olive oil and place on the grill. Grill the corn for a few minutes on each side, turning regularly until it is charred. Remove from grill and set aside.
  4. In a food processor, combine softened butter, cilantro, chipotle pepper** and freshly squeezed lime juice. Pulse for 1 minute until it’s fully combined.
  5. Dish up 1 tablespoon of the compound butter on top of each piece of pork, and serve alongside a piece of corn on the cob.

** You can find chipotle pepper in adobo sauce canned in the ethnic or Latin section of most major supermarkets.

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