7.20.2009

Cedar Plank Grilled Stuffed Pork Chops

I have had cedar planks sitting in my cupboard for a year now. I had intended to grill up some salmon on one of them but I never got around to it. I was planning to grill pork chops tonight and I spotted the planks and thought they would probably work well with pork too.




I decided to use some things from the garden to stuff the chops.


I sauteed some garlic and zucchini in a little olive oil and butter.



I made a cut 3/4 of the way through each pork chop and layered the zucchini and garlic,



the chopped fresh Globe and Sweet Basil,



and the Parmesan, kosher salt and cracked pepper.



Then, I brushed each pork chop with olive oil and placed them on the grill to sear. It just took a couple of minutes for each side.



I placed the chops on the prepared cedar plank. (It needed to soak in water for 20 minutes.)



I grilled them on medium heat for about 20 minutes until the temperature reached 170 degrees.



They had the most delicious flavor! I will most definitely do this again. I think the next time I will put the chops in a brine overnight before grilling.



I served the pork chops with some fresh green beans and the rest of the zucchini that didn't fit in the chops. It was a very nice meal.

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34 comments:

MaRyA said...

Those porkchops look so yummy! Thank you! Another idea for porkchops! Ill try this too!

JennyMac said...

These look PERFECT. You do the best work!

Dustjacket attic said...

They look really nice!
xxx

Chow and Chatter said...

wonderful nice to see new ways to cook pork

Joyce said...

I love the stuffing. These look delicious! Thanks for sharing.
Joyce

Cathy said...

Like you, I have a package of cedar planks I've done nothing with. Usually it's my inability to plan so they never get soaked properly :)

Cathy said...

You transformed pork chops into a dish fit for royalty. I would never have thought to cook them on a plank. I do like the flavor it gives the meat. Beautiful, Kim.

doggybloggy said...

now that is a full meal deal....

Sweet Art Studios said...

Awesome dish, and I LOVE the new look!

Kathy B! said...

You're going to think this is crazy, but I've never used a cedar plank. I have some that were given to me as an xmas gift, but I'm convinced I'll catch the whole shebang on fire. You know you can totally see it happening to me, too...

Randi Troxell said...

oh i love pork chops and i know i would love this!

Selba said...

This is really a scrumptious pork chops, yummmm.... you really make me drooling :)

Mary said...

Kim, these look wonderful. How thick were the pork chops you used to make this dish?

Lisa said...

That is a great idea for pork chops! The flavors sound wonderful. I'd like to try this.

MaRiN said...

Wow, you have my mouth watering with this one. Looks absolutely delicious!

noble pig said...

I have had planks in my cupboard too! Time to use them.

Nice to meet another blogging Oregonian!

Susan said...

I am so glad I found your blog. You are going to be a clever one, aren't you? I would have never thought about grilling the pork chops on the planks. Great idea.

Juliana said...

Wow, these pork chops look just do delicious...love the idea of the zucchini in the middle of the chops...yummie!

Jenn said...

I'd love to try the plank trick myself, but I don't have an outdoor grill. One day I shall!!! I love how stuffed those pork chops look. Filled with veggie and cheese goodness. yum!!!!

girlichef said...

Nice!! I've been wanting a cedar plank...I bet these tasted amazing :D

Bentley Boutique said...

This looks delicious. Gotta try it! Stopping by from SITS.
http://bentleyboutique.com/craftblog/

Reeni♥ said...

This looks moist and delicious! Love the fresh filling!

Funky Junk Sisters said...

I think I will try this tonight!

Linda
Funky Junk Sister #2

Kristin said...

I'll have to file this one away. The hubs will eat pork chops every night.

Katy ~ said...

Kim, this is a feast for the elite. Well done!

burpandslurp said...

They look AWESOME! I have never really had my pork chops stuffed like that before! SOO yummy-looking!

Little Miss Baker said...

I knew it was a bad idea to come over here while I was hungry hehe these look divine Kim! I wish you would come here and cook for me! Shoot me an e-mail, I have a cool idea :)

Donna-FFW said...

These look absolutely delicious. Love the filling. I bet they were to die for!

Julia said...

Be sure to let me know in advance when you are making this one next time.

What time should I arrive to eat?

Pam said...

How unusual! I would have never thought to stuff pork chops with zuchinni! I also have some cedar planks laying around waiting for salmon.

Joanne said...

Haha if I didn't know any better, I would swear that the pork chops were bread and this was a panini! Great idea though.

Heidi said...

I don't even really like pork chops, but I've seriously been thinking about these for two whole days now. I guess I should go ahead and give it a try since I can't seem to get them off my mind lol. You do SUCH amazing work!

Jude said...

Looks fantastic! The pork chops look like panini from afar with those nice grill marks.

teresa said...

I have never cedar-planked anything before, but this is enough to make me want to buy a cedar plank! I love the green center!

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