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Herb & Balsamic Rib Chops with Jalapeno Corn Salsa

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  • Cut: Chops/steaks
  • Prep Time (Minutes): 15
  • Cook Time (Minutes): 15
  • Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

4 pork rib chops, 1-inch / 2.5 cm thick

Herb Marinade:

½ tsp / 2 mL coarse salt
½ tsp / 2 mL ground black pepper
1 Tbsp / 15 mL chopped fresh parsley
1 tsp / 5 mL chopped fresh thyme
1 tsp / 5 mL dried oregano
3 Tbsp / 45 mL balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp / 30 mL canola oil
2 Tbsp / 30 mL unsalted butter

Jalapeno Corn Salsa:

2 cups / 500 mL frozen kernel corn
1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced
1 tsp / 5 mL ground cumin
1 tsp / 5 mL fresh lime juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Chopped fresh cilantro

Directions

  1. In small bowl, combine all marinade ingredients; mix well.
  2. Place chops on clean plate, brush each chop liberally with marinade. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerator 2-6 hours.
  3. Remove chops from refrigerator 1 hour prior to grilling.
  4. Meanwhile, preheat skillet over medium-high heat. Add butter and allow to melt.
  5. Add corn, jalapeno and cumin. Cook, stirring often, about 5 minutes.
  6. Toss mixture with lime juice and season with salt and pepper. Garnish with chopped cilantro. Set aside.
  7. Preheat barbecue on high; reduce heat to medium-high. Grill chops 5-6 minutes per side or until instant-read thermometer registers 155°F.
  8. Remove chops from grill onto clean plate. Tent loosely with foil and allow chops to rest 3-5 minutes.
  9. Serve with corn salsa.

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