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To honor the fathers of our chaos, we decided feature their cooking for our Wednesday series this month. Some of them cook more than others…here are their stories. This week – Kate’s husband, Jeff:
Being from Iowa, we tend to like our pork. That being said, I decided to throw on a good ‘ol fashion pork chop to represent this great place we live in. One addition to the flavor I’ve added to this pork chop is the secret sauce that everyone I’m sure has in their household (I’ll let you know what this is later in this post). My motto is to always use what you have in the spice cabinet, and keep it cheap! I’ve also included this same special sauce in my vegetable medley.
We started by seasoning 2 butterfly pork chops. Once the grill is heated and ready, grill for 3-5 minutes per side, only flipping once. Flipping too much leads to a dry chop.
Pork Chop Seasoning:
Pepper to Taste
Secret Sauce once chop is flipped
We put the veggies on the grill the same time as the pork chops. You can use any of your favorite veggies. (We used green pepper, red pepper, zucchini, squash, onion.) These veggies are similar to Emily’s Roasted Veggies recipe, we just grilled our instead.
Vegetable Medley Seasoning:
Pepper to Taste
2 T butter sliced up and spread evenly amongst the veggies
Secret Sauce (a few minutes left of cooking drizzle this)
2 T of Olive oil drizzled on veggies (if you don’t have this, use spray Pam to keep from sticking)
Now, are you ready to hear what the special sauce is…that’s right…you guessed it…Soy Sauce. A few squirts of this stuff and you got it made! (Pictured above – a Grill Tray from Williams-Sonoma, we got this as a gift and it’s awesome!)