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Grilled Pork Chops with Aminos Butter
and zucchini / cauliflower rice

Active: 40 min Total: 40 min

Aminos lime butter is one of our community's favorite condiments, so we're bringing it back with grilled pork chops and zucchini. The addictive butter goes well with everything in this meal!

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
Metric
Grilled Pork Chops with Zucchini:
  • Cauliflower florets - 12 oz
  • Butter - 1 Tbsp
  • Garlic - 1 clove, chopped
  • Zucchini - 1 lb, sliced into spears
  • Pork chops, boneless - 4
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Coriander, ground - 1/2 tsp
  • Foil - for cooking
Aminos Lime Butter:
  • Green onions - 2 stalks, chopped, green and white parts combined
  • Butter, unsalted - 4 Tbsp
  • Bragg's / coconut aminos - 2 tsp
  • Lime juice - 2 tsp

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Prep

  1. Cauliflower rice - (Skip if cauliflower rice was made ahead for Tuesday.) Pulse florets in a food processor until broken up into ‘rice’-sized bits. Cook rice in one of two ways: 1) Microwave for 4 to 5 minutes and then fold in butter (portion for pork). Season with some salt and pepper; or 2) Heat a pan over medium-high heat and add butter (portion for pork). Saute cauliflower in heated butter for ~5 minutes, until tender but still crunchy. Season to taste with some salt and pepper. Watch this video for the full how-to on cauliflower rice. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Garlic / Green onions - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  3. Make aminos lime butter - Soften butter (portion for butter) in microwave for ~10 seconds. Mash in aminos (portion for butter), lime juice, and green onions. If you like spice, add in a few drops of your favorite hot sauce. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  4. Zucchini - Slice zucchini into long spears. (Can be done up to 2 days ahead)
  5. Pork - Season pork with some salt and pepper and tenderize with a fork. (Can be done 1 day ahead)
  6. Marinate zucchini - Whisk together garlic, oil, aminos (portion for pork / zucchini), and ground coriander. Combine with zucchini (in a plastic bag or baking dish). Marinate for 20 minutes. (If using a grill, get grill heating while zucchini marinates.)

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Make

  1. If making pork on grill: Preheat grill to 500F / 260C degrees. Clean grates and brush with some oil. Sear zucchini (discard marinade) over direct heat. Transfer to indirect heat and allow to cook until tender, turning every few minutes. While zucchini cooks, place pork chops over direct heat. Sear for ~3 minutes on each side with the cover closed. Move pork to indirect heat. Close cover and cook pork chops for another 3 to 8 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F / 63C degrees. Zucchini and pork should finish cooking at around the same time. Transfer pork to a cutting board and cover with some foil.
  2. If making pork on stovetop: Heat a grill pan or skillet over medium high heat. Brush with some oil and add pork chops. Sear pork chops on both sides for 3 minutes. Lower heat to medium, cover with foil and cook for another 3 to 6 minutes (depends on thickness), until they reach 145F / 63C degrees. Transfer pork to a cutting board and cover with some foil. While pork rests, sear zucchini on all sides (discard marinade) until tender, ~6 minutes total.
  3. Let pork rest, covered, for 5 minutes and then slice against the grain.
  4. Reheat cauliflower rice if made ahead.
  5. Enjoy pork over cauliflower rice with zucchini on the side. Serve miso lime butter over everything.

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (56)
Gluten-free (5)
Paleo (2)
Vegetarian (10)

29 reviews

I LOVED the marinade on the zucchini. I also LOVED the miso butter on everything. My toddlers liked the flavors. Will make this recipe again.

By: Kristine
Posted: Jun 06, 2019
Diet: Original
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We did the pork paired with asparagus and a salad to use up produce we had around. The grilled pork and miso lime butter was delicious!

By: Kelley
Posted: May 14, 2019
Diet: Original
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The zucchini was just okay - I think coriander is probably not my favorite - but miso butter makes everything better! I agree with other reviewers that the corn was probably not needed here, especially given the amount of time and dishes it adds if you don't have a grill.

By: Melissa
Posted: Jun 16, 2018
Diet: Original
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Perfect summer meal!

By: Anthony
Posted: Jun 14, 2018
Diet: Original
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The miso butter is AMAZING.

By: Emilie
Posted: Jun 11, 2018
Diet: Original
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Great meal! I pan fried the pork chops and broiled the corn & zucchini. The miso butter is intensely flavorful and was a big hit. Zucchini was very good.

By: Jennifer
Posted: Jun 11, 2018
Diet: Gluten-free
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