Italian-Style Grilled Pork

Italian-Style Grilled Pork
Servings: 4 Prep 10 mins Grill 15 mins


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon packed fresh rosemary leaves
  • 2 tablespoons packed fresh basil leaves
  • 4 boneless 1-inch-thick pork chops (about 5 ounces each)
  • 3 medium ripe tomatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup instant polenta
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream OR milk
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese

Make It

1. Prepare a charcoal grill with hot coals or heat a gas grill to high. Place oil, vinegar, garlic, rosemary and basil in a food processor; pulse until thoroughly blended. Remove 2 tablespoons; set aside. Place remaining marinade in a plastic food-storage bag; add pork and marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes. Toss reserved 2 tablespoons marinade with tomatoes; set aside.

2. To cook, remove pork from marinade, spray with nonstick cooking spray and place on grill. Grill for a total of 15 minutes, turning once, halfway through.

3. Meanwhile, bring 3 cups water to a boil; slowly add polenta and salt. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until cooked, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in cream (or milk) and cheese. Serve pork with polenta and tomatoes. Makes 4 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 4; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 408, Fat, total (g): 19, chol. (mg): 82, sat. fat (g): 6, carb. (g): 29, fiber (g): 1, pro. (g): 29, sodium (mg): 515, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.