Wednesday, August 24, 2011

GLiB 'Chops and Lemon Shallot Green Beans

Hey there folks, it's been awhile!  I had no idea how much time my clinical rotations would take up, but now that I am on a short break, I have time for an update!

I call this recipe GLiB 'chops because.. I had no other name and my sister, Erin, came up with this one. G, L, and B all stand for major ingredients in the pork chops (which came out tasting wonderfully!)

G(arlic) Li(me) B(asil). Erin is so creative! :)

Recipe as follows:
Ingredients (makes 4 chops):

  • 4 pork chops (we used bone-in and boneless, for some variety!)
  • Juice of 1 lime
  • 3 cloves of garlic (we are surprisingly lazy in my family, so we used Dorot Frozen Garlic, still tastes scrumptious though!)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped basil
  • Course ground pepper (as much or as little as you want)
Note: This makes a very thick marinade, so we used some extra virgin olive oil to thin it out a little to make sure it coated all of the pork chops.
2nd Note: We eat a lot, so although this recipe says it makes four, we tripled it for 12.

No fancy directions, just mix all of the ingredients into a marinade, let it sit (as long as you can! I think we did about 3 hours, but you could do it as long as you want.)
We grilled them on high, about 10 minutes on each side.


Now for the green beans. 
Ingredients (makes a whole bunch of beans!):
  • Green beans
  • Chopped shallots (as many as you'd like, I used 2 which added a nice flavor)
  • Olive oil
  • Butter (1 pat. I love that term, so I use a pat of butter whenever I can, just so I can say pat)
  • Lemon juice
  1. Steam the green beans for 5 minutes or so
  2. Meanwhile, heat the butter and a few tablespoons olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat
  3. Add the shallots to the skillet and cook until slightly clear.
  4. After the beans are done steaming, add them to the shallots, and cook another 5 minutes, tossing everything together.
  5. At the last minute, add in the juice of a lemon and stir until covered.
Didn't take a picture, we were too anxious to eat.
So here: 

Easy, yummy dinners... actually possible when you're not working 60 hour work weeks! Amazing! Enjoy!

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