Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

Tangy Grilled Pork Chops with Pears and Blue Cheese

Serves 2

Blue cheese and pears make a luscious accompaniment to mild pork chops, and this easy and elegant dish is perfect for casual get togethers and fancy dinners alike.

  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard, divided
  • 4 (2 1/4-ounce each) thin-cut boneless pork loin chops
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ripe but firm Bartlett pears, cored and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons blue cheese crumbles
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In a one-gallon storage bag, combine 2 cups water, 3 tablespoons mustard, 1 tablespoon salt and pork chops. Shake well and refrigerate for 2 to 4 hours; drain well, discarding brine.

Prepare a grill or grill pan for medium-high heat cooking. Combine remaining 1 tablespoon mustard and oil in a small bowl and brush all over pears and pork chops. Grill, flipping halfway through, until pork is golden brown and just cooked through, and pears are barely charred and still juicy, 4 to 5 minutes. Transfer to plates, garnish with blue cheese and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:430 calories (190 from fat), 21g total fat, 8g saturated fat, 95mg cholesterol, 30g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 17g sugar), 30g protein
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