Cedar Planked Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Smoky Green Beans

Cedar Planked Sweet & Spicy Pork Chops with Smoky Green Beans

This recipe makes for a well balanced meal that is easy and quick to prepare.

Serves – 2
Total Time – 2 hours

Tip - The smoked vinaigrette is delicious, but If you want to save some time, you can use a prepared dressing or skip on smoking the oil, it’ll save you about 90 minutes.

Ingredients

For the dressing

  •  cup light Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Lemon, juiced
  • ½ Tbsp Spicy Mustard
  • 1 Tbsp Sesame Oil

For the chops

  • 2 thick cut Pork Chops (bone in if possible)
  • 1 Red Chile, minced
  • ¼ cup Honey
  • ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • Pinch Salt

For the Salad

  • 8 oz. Green Beans, blanched and chilled
  • ½ Tbsp Sesame Seeds

Method

  1. Place the olive oil in a container with a lid. Use a smoking gun to blow smoke into the container and cover. Repeat every 15 minutes for 1 hour stirring the oil each time.
  2. While the oil is smoking, get the glaze going. Place the chile, honey, vinegar, and garlic in a saucepan with 2 Tbsp water. Bring to a simmer for 2 minutes or until thick and sticky.
  3. Meanwhile, preheat a grill to 450°F and soak the cedar plank in hot water for at least 15 minutes.
  4. Place the chops on the plank and brush liberally with glaze, set the plank on the grill. Keep adding more glaze as it cooks.
  5. Remove the chops when they reach an internal temp of around 145°F, about 25 minutes.
  6. While the chops rest, place the dressing ingredients (except oil) in a blender, and with the machine running, slowly stream in the oil to emulsify.
  7. Toss the green beans in some of the dressing, garnish with sesame seeds and serve with the pork chops.

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