8.18.2009

Big Machines and Stuffed Chops

Last night we had these fantastic stuffed pork chops for dinner. But I have to tell that a I am a bit of a ding-a-ling and I forget to turn off the propane on our grill on occasion. So, these pork chops started off on the grill and had to be finished under the broiler. Oops!

I was worried they wouldn't come out right but actually they were just about perfect! Whew! I didn't want to have to toss them out.

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Earlier in the day the roofing supply guys came out with this huge truck and loaded the tiles onto the roof. It was pretty cool to watch the whole thing going down (going up is more like it)!

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The truck has this huge crane on it with a conveyor belt and the guy on the ground just tosses stuff onto it one piece at a time and away it goes.

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Then the guy at the top unloads and stacks everything up neatly.

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I know they thought I was just a little nutty out there snapping photos!

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Now on to the chops! For this recipe I used:

6 1 inch thick boneless pork chops
1/4 cup olive oil
3 cloves chopped garlic
juice from 1 lemon
1 tsp dried rosemary
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
salt and cracked pepper
1 red pepper thinly sliced
1 small zucchini thinly sliced
1 8 oz container feta cheese

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Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, herbs, salt and pepper.

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Cut chops 3/4 of the way through, open each one and brush with oil/herb mixture.

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Layer the zucchini, peppers, and feta and close up tightly.

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Brush any remaining oil over each side of the chops and place on a medium high grill until done.

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I served these beauties up with some garden fresh green beans. Boy, were they ever moist and full of fabulous flavor!

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32 comments:

Pam said...

Oh my... this looks absolutely AMAZING! I love the dripping feta cheese. Bookmarked.

KennyT said...

My favourite way of having pork chops, ie to have them stuffed with cheese, yummy and juicy.

Oh, what if it suddenly rains when the rooftop of your house is being repaired?

doggybloggy said...

wow these look hearty and delicious....

Barbara Bakes said...

I leave the grill on way too often. The pork chops look amazing! I've never had them stuffed.

Katy ~ said...

Wonderful, wonderful herbal flavors in this!

Jenn said...

Those are some good lookin' pook chops if I say so myself.

I have the habit of forgetting to turn off the oven sometimes. Oops. There goes my gas bill. LOL.

girlichef said...

wow...those are stuffed with goodness. They look amazing :D LOL at the little puzzled doggy in the window!

Velva said...

What a great combination of ingredients to stuff the pork chops. Very nice!

By the way, are you just putting a new roof on your house or are you renovating?

Faith said...

These look full of flavor and so incredible! For me, the cheese is really the icing on the cake ;)

Chow and Chatter said...

yummy, just think you will have a lovely new roof soon lol

MaRyA said...

oh dear here we go with those porkchops! i love it! makes my mouth water for one! perhaps ill try these tonkatsu style hahahah!

jenjen said...

Wow Kim,
I have never seen better looking chops. They look fantabulous!

XOXO
Jen

Dustjacket Attic said...

They just look perfect, totally delicious!

Liked the roof pic's too :)
xoxo

fourstar said...

Only just discovered your blog, these look amazing. And we have a great local butcher - I'll be heading there for chops this weekend!

nora@ffr said...

pork chops yumm!! vat a great combo with cheese!! tasty!! excellent pics! :) love it!

5 Star Foodie said...

These are gorgeous! Love the stuffing with zucchini and feta!

Krista said...

What incredible looking chops! I'd love to give these a try.

noble pig said...

Oh wow, now tat is a nice chop.

Randi Troxell said...

ooh... they look fantastic!

Reeni♥ said...

How delicious these are with that stuffing inside!

Susan said...

Wonderful chops! We, on occasion, have also run out of gas on the grill. Since we live in Florida, we grill all the time. Finally, we awoke to reality and both a second tank, so we should never run out again---unless we forget to take in the second tank for a refill....

TheKitchenWitch said...

Those are some serious chops! They look amazing...I bet you didn't have leftovers :)

The Blonde Duck said...

I wish Ben would eat pork.

Pam said...

How did you come up with the idea to stuff all those things in your pork chops!

Palidor said...

I love all the herbs inside the pork! I'd probably sub ricotta for the feta, even though it has less flavor. I adore ricotta!

Suzi said...

Thanks Kim for remembering. The roof is coming along. You'll have it done in no time!

http://solidgoldcooking.blogspot.com/
You have to check out the above address. They look like they have some good stuff!

Hummingbird Appetite said...

I love pork. My husband loves it even more.

Erica said...

Wow! I love pork chops, they look fantastic.

Little Miss Baker said...

Kim you are wonderful! These look divine. I can smell the deliciousness from here! You do have to tell me how you get your pictures so large, they look gorgeous :)

Mary said...

These look really good. The herbs and chees are wonderfully flavorful additions to an old favorite. Can you imagine how hot it must be on the roof at this time of year? I hope you are having a wonderful day.

Mimi said...

Heavens, this is honestly making my mouth water...

Aggie said...

OH my Gosh! Those look awesome! Would never think to stuff with veggies like that...

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