After you marinate the pork in a tangy sweet marinade of balsamic vinegar and lime juice for about an hour, it take less than 15 minutes to both the pork and the peaches for this summery grilled meal.

 

Ingredients:

•  4 (4-ounce) boneless center-cut pork loin chops

•  1/4 cup balsamic vinegar, divided

•  2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

•  3 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme

•  1/2 teaspoon salt

•  1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

•  4 large peaches, peeled, halved, and pitted (about 12 ounces)

•  Cooking spray

•  6 cups trimmed arugula

•  1 teaspoon turbinado or granulated sugar

 

Preparation:

1.  Place each piece of pork between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap, and pound each piece to 1/4-inch thickness using a meat mallet or a rolling pin.

2.  Combine 2 tablespoons vinegar, juice, thyme, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Reserve 1 tablespoon juice mixture. Pour the remaining juice mixture in a large zip-top plastic bag. Add pork; seal and marinate in refrigerator for 1 hour, turning occasionally.

3.  Preheat grill to medium heat.

4.  Place peaches, cut sides up, on a plate; drizzle with remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar.

5.  Place pork on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 3 minutes on each side or until pork is done. Set aside.

6.  Place peaches, cut sides down, on grill rack; grill 4 minutes or until soft and slightly browned. Turn and cook 2 minutes or until heated through. Cut each peach half into 4 slices. Slice pieces of pork into 1-inch-thick strips.

7.  Drizzle trimmed arugula with reserved 1 tablespoon juice mixture, tossing to coat. Divide arugula evenly among 4 plates. Top with grilled pork strips and peach slices; sprinkle evenly with turbinado sugar.

 

Judy Lockhart, Cooking Light

JUNE 2005

 

Source: Cooking Light