Thursday, July 26, 2012

Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender

   Hello friends! Yes, I am finally posting again....sorry for such a long break between posts, but life as a momma is keeping me busy and although I have been cooking, it just has not been anything too exciting or new. 
   I haven't used lavender to cook with before, but have eaten things others have made using it. I love the flavor it adds and have been wanting to experiment with it myself. I finally bought some {my plant isn't blooming yet} and am very excited about trying it out in different recipes.
   Most often it is used more for desserts, but I wanted to try using it in an entree. I thought this sounded tasty, so we gave it a shot. It turned out delicious!

Grilled Pork Chops with Lavender  
 4 pork chops- 3/4-1 inch thick
1 tsp coarse kosher salt
1 tsp coarsely ground pepper
3/4 tsp dried lavender flowers {culinary grade} 
2 tsp minced fresh thyme
1 tsp minced fresh rosemary
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Mix spices, herbs and oil together. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel and then rub with the herb blend. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Remove from fridge and grill until done.
   I was happy with the results of my first attempt at using lavender. Will continue to enjoy adding it to recipes! I served these chops with Grilled Red Potato Skewers.....that recipe is coming later. 

For the earth that drinketh
in the rain which cometh often upon it,
and bringeth forth herbs meet for them by
whom it is tilled, recieveth
 blessing from God. 
~Hebrews 6:7 

♥ Sheila 

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