I decided to buy "grass fed" meats from the local Mennonite community recently. I purchased their pork chops, ground beef, ham steak, and steak. So far, I can say that you can definitely taste the difference. In the past, whenever I had the opportunity to purchase organic or farm fresh beef or poultry, I jumped on it. I've used Belle & Evans and Maverick before, who never use chemicals to plump up their product. So in my quest to have healthier, more leaner meat in my diet, I decided to give the "grass fed" meats a try. And I'm glad I did.
First up was the pork chops that I grilled with butter and Weber's Steak'N Chop Seasoning. I threw some fresh thyme into the mix as well. I had never tried Weber's before, but I had a coupon and I decided to give it a try. Its a mix of sea salt, garlic, onion, spices, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, lemon peel, citric acid and is good for beef and pork. Weber's and the fresh thyme really complimented the pork. I served it with pan sauteed potatoes and onions. The result was, absolutely, the best pork chop ever! Not much fat, very lean, juicy, and the taste of the pork was incredible.
I truly feel lucky to be living amongst the finest farmers and producers of quality food. You can see and taste the pride in their work. They are the best at their craft and it shows. So, whenever you can, support your local farmers, produce stands, and specialty food stores. They aren't about mass production, they're about high quality and its what drives them to do what they do.
GRILLED "GRASS FED" PORK CHOPS WITH FRESH THYME
Preparation Time: 10 minutes
2 pork chops, bone in
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons Weber's Steak'N Chop Seasoning
1 tablespoon fresh Thyme
Heat grill on medium high heat. Pat dry chops. Mix the seasoning and the butter in a small bowl.
Cut the potatoes in chunks and dice half an onion. Heat a large skillet on medium heat and drizzle enough olive oil to coat the pan. Put the onions in first and cook until translucent. Add potatoes, salt and pepper to taste. Continue cooking the potatoes and onions until done. Add fresh Thyme and toss. Serve as a side dish.
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