Jon loves marinating and grilling pork chops when the weather turns nice. Last night he used a marinade that we had used on London broil a few weeks ago. It consisted of EVOO, Worcestershire, lime juice, fresh garlic, thyme, dry mustard, and turmeric. It is a really good marinade and was excellent on the beef. It was ok on the pork as well, but I think it definitely works better on beef.
I wanted to make some "new to us" sides to go along with the chops. I consulted my favorite recipe website, Epicurious.com, and found a few good recipes. I decided on this recipe for Brussels sprouts with bacon and thyme for our veggie, and this one for orzo pilaf with green onions and Parmesan for a side.
I pretty much followed the recipes exactly except for the fresh thyme - I substituted dry. I loved both recipes. Jon loved the orzo, but wasn't a fan of the Brussels sprouts but only because thyme isn't his favorite flavor.
I love making orzo in broth because it's a lot like a cheater-risotto. Risotto is one of my favorite things to cook, but sometimes you just want something quick and easy!
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Definitely take a look at those links - I'd highly recommend both recipes.