May 22, 2006


A long week at the office, at the clinic, in the garden (to be), and time spent remodeling the house haven’t left us with much freedom to play in the kitchen. Unfortunately for cooks, summer months in Alaska give short shrift to indoor sports, and frankly it’s time to enjoy it. The trees are finally getting serious about budding, the days are long, and today was warm. So after a week of drudgery we spent today climbing high in the mountains to find a snow-free spot, and lay in the sun like a couple of white, pasty lizards. We got home kinda late, and decided the situation called for Full Sail amber ale and a few pork chops.

1/2 cup olive oil
juice of one lime
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
2 tbs soy sauce
3 cloves minced garlic
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbs butter (sliced)

Marinate the meat in the first six ingredients for 30 minutes, or as long as you can wait. Sear both sides of the meat on a hot grill and then crank the heat way down. Grill the pork chops four minutes on a side per 1/2 inch of thickness, and remove to a warmed plate. Top with the sliced butter and tent with foil. Allow them to rest for four or five minutes while you get the rest of the meal ready or slurp down a bit more amber ale. Make sure to drizzle them with the butter and juicy goodness from the resting plate.

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1 Ashleigh May 25, 2006 at

You’re hilarious. I linked from the Domestic Goddess and I really enjoy reading your food blog — your pictures are stunning, the commentary is engaging, and your recipes are straightforward, easy-to-follow AND delicious.

I’m going to make these zesty chops tonight!

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