I actually bought bone-in pork chops!
I rarely do because they are usually very thin with lots of fat. I prefer thick and lean so I cut my own.
Tastes are slowly changing here, however. Ten years ago I couldn’t buy sweet corn or butternut squash and the only ribs available were beef short ribs for stock.
Now, in addition to ‘corn-on-the-cob’, I can actually buy a rack of pre-marinated pork ribs ready for the grill – or so the package tells me.
I don’t… but I could. I prefer to make my own.
I even saw ‘hot dogs’ the other day.
All that means is I can sometimes buy thick (sort of) pork chops pour le grill.
Grilled Pork Chops, Moroccan Spices
Total time: 30 minutes
- 2 pork chops, 12oz total (360gr)
- 3 tbs red wine
- 3 tbs olive oil
- 3 tbs ketchup
- 1 tbs Worcestershire sauce
- 1 tsp za’atar
- 1 tsp paprika
- 1 tsp cumin
- 1 tsp dry mustard
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 1/4 tsp ground ginger
- Whisk together all ingredients except, except pork chops.
- Spoon over chops and let marinate for 10 – 20 minutes.
- Cook on barbecue for 5 – 8 minutes per side or until done.
- Baste both sides of chops with marinade once when turning. Slightly pink in the center is perfect.
- Or fry in nonstick skillet over medium-high heat the same amount of time.
The French actually use the word ‘grill’.
They also use ’email’ although, officially, an email is a courriel electronique.
A website is a site internet.
They really are trying valiantly to maintain the purity of the French language, but, let’s face it…. It’s an impossible task.
My favorite, strange French word is relooking
The first time I saw the word I thought it was a, supposedly, cute advertising gimmick…
You know, like naming a restaurant the Koffee Kup Kafe ( I hate that!).
My main reason being there is no ing ending on words in French.
Except, apparently. relooking
It means a makeover.
There is a verb: relooker
All of the conjugations are there… je relooke, tu relookes, vous relookez, nous relookerons
I apologize to all of France, but I am silently giggling whenever I see this word…..
I have never heard it spoken but I do see it in ads.
I think I’ll ask my friends to use it in a sentence for me….
And I’ll try not to giggle.