Perfectly Grilled Pork Chops with Blueberry Peach Basil Salsa
I can’t believe it is August already. Where is summer going?? I need to blink less. Something. Luckily with recipes like this perfectly grilled pork chops with blueberry peach basil salsa will allow summer to linger on as long as possible. Nothing says summertime like grilling does. Well a few other things might, but most people I know can’t wait for summer to break out their BBQs and get their grill on.
We live in Vegas so we grill year round. Which is a little crazy since its crazy hot outside during the summer and my BBQ thermometer reads about 110-130 when its off! But we brave the “elements” to grill recipes like these pork chops. These grilled pork chops were awesome. So awesome in fact we at this exact same meal two nights in a row.
We also ate it so fast both times I forgot to get a pic of the grilled pork chops without the salsa on top. Oops. They had super pretty grill marks on them too. My husband is a master bbqer. He grilled these and I made the salsa. We make a great team in the kitchen. And outside at the bbq. We both have the same food philosophy and that we believe in eating super high quality foods. No junk for our family. He was looking online for local CSAs, farmers markets an the like when he came across the Las Vegas food co-op and saw that we could order meat from a ranch in southern Utah that brings a delivery to Vegas when they have their animal shares ready. This farm, The Christiansen’s Family farm, raises pigs, chickens and cows very humanely with organic feed to supplement the feed they eat just from grazing on on the land at the farm.
We had first bought a share of 3o lbs of pastured pork from them and were blown away by the taste and quality. Unlike anything we had ever eaten before. Amazing tasting, 1000 times better than any commercially raised pork. Just so flavorful and cooked up beautifully. So when it was time for another share to purchase we decided to go with half a pig plus some extra ” a la carte” items. Like more pork belly.
I have over 100lbs of pork in my freezer now. I can’t even tell you how excited I am to learn how to cure my own bacon. Mmmmm Ba-con. We also bought some a-la-carte beef items and whole chickens from them. I joke I have my own farm now. A frozen farm that is.
This salsa works so well with the grilled pork chops. Sweet and spicy. The basil really makes the salsa that much better. If you want more spice add in more jalapenos with ribs and seeds. I thought it was perfect how I made it. But if you like more heat then by all means make it spicier!!
Since my husband helped me with this recipe I had him write part of it. I didn’t edit his portion, even though he said I could if I needed to. He grills pork chops so perfectly that didn’t want to mess with the instructions of perfection.
For the Pork Chops
- 4 bone in pork chops, about 8 ounces each
- 1 tsp each garlic powder, chili powder m, sea salt and ground black pepper
For the salsa
- 1 medium white peach, diced
- 1/3 cup diced white onion
- 1 cup blueberries, sliced in half
- 1 jalapeno, seeds and ribs removed, diced
- 1 medium heirloom tomato diced
- 6 big leaves of basil, sliced thin
- Juice of half of a lime
- ½ tsp each sea salt and pepper