Less assertive than beef or lamb but more assertive than chicken, pork chops hold their own against bright, rich flavors, bold marinades and time on the grill. The recipe below is an easy jumping-off point.
The marinade for these chops combines four simple ingredients: basil, garlic, lemon and olive oil. Just half an hour in the fridge allows them to absorb these flavors and transform completely with a quick pass on the grill. Prep them the night before and let them marinate longer for even more flavor – and less wait time before dinner.