4.11.2012

Grilled Pork With Peppers And Onion

Grilled pork

I do not claim to have any sort of skills when it comes to grilling; it's actually one of the cooking methods I'm least familiar with. But since we're living with Jeff's parents and they've got a grill and grilling seems to be a quick and easy way to get to dinner on the table (not to mention that it keeps the kitchen clean), I've been giving it a try.

I decided to start small. Jeff made burgers a couple nights, and the first time he did, I laid some asparagus spears on a piece of foil, drizzled them with olive oil, seasoned them with salt and pepper, and placed them on the grill along with the burgers. A little while later, we had nicely charred, flavorful asparagus to go with our burgers. The next time I got a little more adventurous and tossed some mini peppers and onion slices with olive oil, salt and pepper, and a little garlic powder. It was another success.

Call it a confidence booster. I was ready for something a little more complicated and seasoned some boneless pork chops with salt and pepper. If I had more time, I would have brined them (and hopefully I'll get around to trying that soon.)

Then I decided to make mini peppers again, this time with wedges of Vidalia onion, salt, pepper, and olive oil. I put the mixture on a sheet of foil again. At some point I'm thinking I'll be brave enough to put veggies right on the grill grate, but I'm not quite there yet.

Peppers and onions

Once the grill was good and hot, I set the pork on one side and the veggies on the other.

Grilling pork, peppers, and onions

I flipped the pork after the bottom side got charred and then cooked it a little longer before transferring it to a plate to rest.

Grilled pork

Some of the pieces were perfect and some were just about a minute overdone--I'll have to work on that--but they were all well seasoned and still juicy.

The veggies took a little longer, and I tossed them with tongs occasionally to get charring on all sides.

Grilled peppers and onions

I was pretty pleased with the final outcome.

Grilled pork, peppers, and onions

Do you grill? What do you like to make? I really want to try making grilled pizza.

16 comments:

Lisa said...

What a perfect grill on that pork, and each one turned out so lovely and juicy. Love that you served it with peppers and onions, like sausage (well..pork is pork lol) That said..thyank you so much for your kind thoughts regarding my situation xoxo

Traveleatlove said...

I don't grill, but I love eating grilled food! :)

Jen said...

Grilling is definitely an art. You have to understand where there are hot spots and stuff just like an oven. We miss grilling SO MUCH since we don't have any outdoor space here in Boston. Hubby used to grill dinner almost every night!

You should definitely throw the veggies straight on the grill. I love grilled veggies. Just season with oil, salt and pepper and throw them straight on there. As long as they are big enough to not fall through the cracks, you'll be all set!

Dan said...

I hate that I can't have a grill at my apartment because I used to get really creative with it. I think pork chops generally dry out in the grill but pork tenderloin can turn out great as long as you pay attention and have a thermometer. As for putting veggies right on the grill grate, skewering them works well, or getting one of these veggie baskets

Sacha said...

I love charring onions and peppers on the grill! I do like to grill quite a bit and don't often go by recipe, but my favorite written recipe just might be the CI Italian-Style Grilled Chicken (chicken under a brick, basically). It is so succulent and a definite crowd-pleaser! You should give it a try on a warm weekend. Also, during the heat of the summer, I like to throw peaches or nectarines on the grill. Top with creme fraiche or vanilla ice cream with some crumbled gingersnaps for a light dessert.

Bianca Garcia said...

I've only grilled asparagus (right on the grill grate though!) but someday I'd like to learn how to grill more. These look great! I love pork but rarely cook with it, and I'm thinking I should try more (easy) recipes soon.

Shannon said...

love grilling!!! try some yogurt-marinated chicken, comes out fantastic :) i'll pretty much do anything on it, too, and i miss it!!

Elizabeth said...

Nice you have such easy access to a grill right now!

Daisy said...

ahh grilling - one of the many perks of suburbia! i love how much you are getting into it. what a great looking meal!!

Sues said...

I'm not really good with the grill either, but definitely want to learn... And that pork looks SO perfect!!

Colleen said...

I'm also still working on my grilling skills. I tried making grilled pizza last summer but my little charcoal grill didn't want to get hot enough. Your pork and veggies looks pretty perfect though!

MelissaNibbles said...

I love grilling! You have to try your hand at grilled pizza!

Joanne said...

Grilling is definitely the one area of cooking where I'm totally inept as well. Maybe inept is the wrong word...inexperienced? My goal is to someday be able to grill veggies though! Yours look awesome, as does the pork!

FunandFearlessinBeantown said...

I have been trying to comment on this blog all week. It doesn't like me! We are looking forward to grilling today. I let Bret do all the grilling since he loves doing it so much!

ClaraCWhitsett said...

mmmmmmm, good eats!!

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christinefreshlocalandbest said...

Having a grill is the best part of moving to the suburbs! I'll have to try your method of grilling veggies on foil, especially the sweet onions!