porkchops

Rosemary and Sage Grilled Pork Chops

Here’s why you shouldn’t waste herb stems.

“Resting your meat on a bed of herbs releases their fragrant oils and subtly flavors the meat,” says Denver-based recipe developer Julia Heffelfinger. She likes to use bold varieties like rosemary, sage, and oregano, but this recipe is also a great way to use up any stems that you might otherwise throw away. 

Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 2 bone-in pork loin chops, cut one inch thick
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper
  • Extra virgin olive oil, for brushing
  • ¾ pound mixed baby potatoes
  • 1 small bunch fresh rosemary
  • 1 small bunch fresh sage
  • 1 large head broccoli, cut into large florets
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • Flaky sea salt

Directions

  1. Season the pork chops with kosher salt and pepper and let sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat a grill and brush the grate with oil.

  2. Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, cover the potatoes with cold water and bring to a boil. Season the water with kosher salt. Cook until the potatoes are just tender, 12 to 15 minutes, then drain them and let cool slightly. Skewer the potatoes, leaving a few inches on each end for easy handling.

  3. Grill the pork chops over moderately high heat, covered and turning once, until browned and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part registers 140 degrees, about six to seven minutes per side.

  4. Pile the rosemary and sage on a cutting board. Place the pork chops on the bed of herbs, arranging a few sprigs on top of the meat, and let rest for 10 minutes.

  5. Meanwhile, grill the broccoli and and potatoes on high heat, turning, until tender and charred on the outside, about 10 minutes. Grill the lemon cut side down until charred, about five to seven minutes.

To Serve

  1. Arrange the pork chops and grilled vegetables on a platter and garnish with a squeeze of grilled lemon. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with flaky sea salt.

Photography by Robert Bredvad. Styling by Ashley Schleeper.