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Grilled Chile Pork Chops with Tortilla-Tomatillo Salsa.
© Quentin Bacon

Grilled Chile Pork Chops with Tortilla-Tomatillo Salsa

  • ACTIVE: 45 MIN
  • TOTAL TIME: 4 HRS
  • SERVINGS: 4
  1. 1 tablespoon ancho chile powder
  2. 1 tablespoon ground coriander
  3. 1 teaspoon Mexican oregano
  4. 4 garlic cloves, minced
  5. 2 limes—1 zested and juiced, 1 cut into wedges
  6. 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  7. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  8. Four 1-inch-thick, bone-in pork rib chops
  9. 4 tomatillos, husked and halved
  10. 1 serrano chile, halved and seeded
  11. 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  12. 1 Hass avocado, diced
  13. 1 cup tortilla chips, lightly crushed
  1. In a large, shallow bowl, combine the chile powder, coriander, oregano, garlic, lime zest, lime juice and 1/4 cup of the olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Add the pork chops and turn to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Bring to room temperature before grilling.
  2. Set a cast-iron grill pan over high heat. In a bowl, toss the tomatillos and serrano with 1 tablespoon of the oil; season with salt and pepper. Grill over high heat until the tomatillos are lightly charred, 4 minutes. Transfer the tomatillos and serrano to a work surface. Coarsely chop the tomatillos and mince the serrano. Transfer to a bowl and add the cilantro, avocado and the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Lower the heat under the grill pan to moderate. Scrape the marinade off the chops. Grill the chops over moderate heat until lightly charred and an instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone registers 135°, about 12 minutes. Transfer the chops to a platter; cover loosely with foil. Let rest for 5 minutes.
  4. Stir the tortilla chips into the salsa, then spoon the salsa over the chops. Serve right away, with lime wedges.
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