Simple Rosemary Pork Chops

I honestly forgot that I planted rosemary.  It lies just to the right of my towering chives and just to the left of the oregano bush that plans to take over the world.  I forgot you, Rosemary.  Something made me pull some chives for my egg white omelet this morning, and there you were.  Pretty.  Green.  Hidden.  Perfect for a simple dinner: Rosemary Pork Chops.

Grilled Rosemary Pork - MamaMommyMomIf you’ve never cooked with fresh Rosemary, you really should.  The flavor is amazing.  It’s really easy to remove the leaves from the woody stems… Just grasp the spring at the top with both hands and pull the sprig through your fingers.  The leaves fall right off.

How to Remove Rosemary Leaves - MamaMommyMom Rosemary PorkNow, chop the bejesus out of it.  It smells so good…

How to Chop Rosemary - MamaMommyMom Rosemary Pork The marinade is simple, and the measurements need not be exact.  You want roughly 1/4 cup chopped rosemary, a tablespoon/tablespoon and a half of sea salt, about a teaspoon of fresh ground pepper (I use a 5 peppercorn blend), 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil, and about 1/4 cup red wine vinegar.

Rosemary Pork Marinade - MamaMommyMom Rosemary PorkAnd, the pork.  Only $5 for the pack.  Thicker would have been better, but I work with what I have.  I hate fatty meat.  Hate it.  I look for the least marbled steak, only by the super lean ground beef, and I proudly cut every inch of visible fat off of my chicken breasts and any other meat I buy.  Get in there and use your hands, massaging the marinade into the pork.

Rosemary Pork Chops - MamaMommyMomTo the grill!  Medium heat.  I only flip mine when the meat has ‘released’ itself from the grate.  See the juice there on the plate?  So good…

Grilled Rosemary Pork Chops - MamaMommyMomRosemary is a super fragrant little plant.  My hands still smell like it.  It would make a fantastic scent for a kitchen soap.  It’s a hardy little bugger too.  I don’t think I’ve ever killed rosemary (though by typing that, I probably just sealed this plant’s fate.)

What’s your favorite thing to do with rosemary?

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54 Responses to Simple Rosemary Pork Chops

  1. Meg Issacs says:

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  2. Marissa says:

    i never cook with it, but know the aroma and taste is wonderful 🙂

    That recipe looks so yummy and I am SO like you, hate the fatty part of the meat…totally gross!

  3. Johnnie says:

    Hey! I stumbled this. Looks yummy. Here is mine…
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  4. That looks really good!

    I’m visiting from the Busy Mom’s Tips hop and I’m a new GFC follower 🙂

  5. Sybil says:

    Okay I have to ask, how did you get those cool pictures with both of your hands in them? That is skill!
    this recipe sounds yummy!

  6. I used to make a rosemary mint soap specifically for the kitchen…those were the days lol

  7. Jill says:

    Looks yummy!

    Thanks for stumbling me! I just stumbled you 🙂

    Happy Stumbling!

  8. Staci says:

    I wish I could cook with fresh herbs! Just haven’t got that good yet! Looks great!

    BTW… thanks for the stumble! Returning the favor from 7 on a Shoestring

  9. Great recipe. To make it even more divine you could always wrap it in bacon. Everything is better with bacon! Stumbled you back!

  10. Ellen says:

    Oh I love fresh rosemary! I make a delicious rosemary bread that is wonderful toasted! Stumbling you back!

  11. ChildTalk says:

    Stopping back from STT. Yummy!! 🙂

  12. Delicious! I planted rosemary too and don’t think I’ve used it one. 🙁 Thanks for the inspiration! Stumbling you back!

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  14. Eugenia says:

    These look delicious!!

  15. I adore rosemary, I love to cook with it and love the scent in some of my beauty products too!

  16. kendall says:

    Holy cow! These look delicious! And awesome photographs too!

  17. Beautiful post!!! We’re BIG fans of Rosemary- fabulous in turkey as well!

  18. You are quite the chef! That sounds absolutely delicious! I am always looking for new pork recipes to try out and this one sounds like a winner!

  19. Becka says:

    hmm. I do have a pack of pork chops sitting in the fridge.. : Your pictures are really nice. 🙂 I think it is great you plant your own rosemary.

  20. miranda says:

    I love when my mom makes rosemary chicken. But I bet it’s be even better with fresh ingredients! I too hate fatty meat. Whenever my boyfriend and I are grocery shopping he is a stickler about it so naturally he chooses the protein.

  21. Deanna Ritz says:

    This delicious and something I would love to try. I love cooking with fresh herbs as well when I can. I don’t grow them myself but definitely want to some day soon hopefully. I love rosemary on stir fried potatoes. Really yummy!

  22. Aleshea says:

    Ohh, get in my belly

  23. You always make me hungry when I see your food! <3

  24. Laura says:

    That looks delicious!

  25. I use rosemary in baked chicken a lot. I also do fruit infused water with fresh rosemary and strawberries.

  26. Harshleen says:

    That looks yummy! I really like Rosemary flavor.

  27. Kate says:

    I love using fresh rosemary. Two of my favs are rosemary potatoes and rosemary roast chicken. Your pork looks delicious!

  28. Carly says:

    This looks delicious!

  29. SO fun to plant it yourself! Looks delicious!

  30. Otis says:

    I know you posted this 3 years ago, but I just found it. Thanks for the recipe. It was great.

  31. I just got a free sample of some rosemary and now I need to try out this recipe! Thanks for sharing!

  32. This looks so good! I’m drooling right now. Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party. Please stop by on Monday at 7 pm. Happy Sunday! Lou Lou Girls

  33. Grill season! Yey! Can’t wait! I’m a rosemary freak, and this sounds fantastic and easy!
    Blessings from “Espressos of Faith”!

  34. Zan says:

    I don’t think I have cooked with fresh rosemary before but I could just imagine the smell. And the recipe looks so goo! Thanks for sharing with us at Home Matters linky party. We hope to see you at the next party and feel free to invite a friend!

  35. Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party! Pinned & Shared. Hope to see you again this week.

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  37. Melissa says:

    These look delicious! Thanks for sharing at the Family Joy Blog Link Party this week!

  38. Totally agree there’s just something about fresh rosemary and this recipe is just perfect for it! Yum! 🙂

  39. Maria says:

    I always love the rosemary with pork. I think it’s the perfect combination. Thanks so much for sharing this recipe with us on #shinebloghop this week! Hope you have a great weekend!

  40. Quinn says:

    How could you forget about the best herb especially for pork. Thanks for sharing with us at Throwback Thursday. Pinned and Shared!

  41. Oh my gosh! I’m the same way with the fat. How fun that you found hidden Rosemary that you forgot. This sounds really yummy. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend!

  42. Simple! My favorite word! Thanks for sharing on the What’s for Dinner link up!

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  44. This looks delicious! I can’t wait to try it. Featuring at Family Fun Friday this week: http://www.happyandblessedhome.com/6-autumn-inspired-recipes/

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  49. Pam says:

    Yum, these look so good! I made some pork chops with rosemary the other day, but yours look so much better… Thanks for sharing at #HomeMattersParty.

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