Grilled Lemon-Basil Pork Chops with Lemon-Basil Orzo

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  • 4 bone-in ribeye (rib) pork chops (about 3/4-inch thick)
  • 3 lemon (small)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons fresh basil (chopped)
  • 8 ounces orzo
  • salt
  • pepper
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    1. Zest and juice lemons. In a small bowl, combine lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and basil. Set aside 3 tablespoons of the mixture. Transfer remaining mixture to a large resealable bag and add pork. Set aside for 30 minutes, turning occasionally.
    2. Meanwhile, prepare orzo according to package directions. Drain and return orzo to the pot. Stir in reserved lemon-basil mixture and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside to cool to room temperature.
    3. Prepare a grill to medium-high heat and lightly oil the grate. Remove pork from marinade; discard marinade. Season pork with salt and pepper and grill until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F, about 4 minutes per side. Remove chops from grill and let rest 3 minutes.
    4. Serve chops with orzo.
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    adam p. 2 months ago
    pretty good overall. would make more marinade for the orzo next time
    Becky 8 months ago
    Delicious, great flavor and tender