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Grilled Pork Chops with Fresh Plum Sauce

A flavorful marinade and a simple, delicious fruit sauce are the keys to this easy dinner. You can marinate the chops up to 2 hours before grilling if you want to get a head start on your summer entertaining.


  • 4-6 bone-in pork chops, each about 1-inch thick
  • Salt and pepper
  • About 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil ( EVOO)
  • About 3 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 large cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 pound ripe plums (about 6), chopped
  • 1/2 small red onion, minced
  • About 1/2 cup basil leaves (12-15), torn or shredded
  • 1/4 cup mint leaves, chopped


Heat an outdoor grill or a grill pan over medium-high. Season the chops on both sides with salt and pepper. In a shallow dish, combine about 4 tablespoons EVOO, 2 tablespoons vinegar, the rosemary, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Add the chops and turn to coat.

In a medium size bowl, combine the remaining 2 tablespoons EVOO, 1 tbsp. vinegar and the sugar. Toss the dressing with the plums, onion, basil and mint; season.

Grill the chops, turning once, until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center registers 145°F, about 10 minutes. Divide the chops among plates; top with the plum sauce.

Rachael Ray