Coriander Spiced Pork Chops
1 tablespoon coriander seeds
1 tablespoon cumin seeds (not powder)
1/4 teaspoon Kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon black peppercorns
2 bone-in pork chops
Light your grill and heat to high.
Place the coriander and cumin seeds in a pot or shallow pan and toast over medium heat until fragrant (meaning you can smell the spices, but don’t burn them!).
Remove the pan from the heat and carefully pour the seeds into a coffee grinder (one of the great multitaskers of the kitchen), add the peppercorns and salt and then grind the mixture into a powder.
Pat the pork chops dry and then coat them with a thin layer of olive oil and transfer to a plate.
Rub both sides of each pork chop down with a generous amount of the rub.
Once the grill is ready, place the pork chops on the hottest part of the grill and sear for about 2 minutes.
Using tongs, rotate the chops 45 degrees and then grill for another 2 minutes. We’re after a good sear on each side of the chops. During this time, watch for flare ups from the fat. If the flare ups last more than a few seconds, move the chops away from the flame until it goes out and then place them back on the hot part of the grill.
Once you have a nice seared crust on the first side (around 4 minutes total on a hot grill), flip the pork chops over to the other side.
Grill another 2 minutes, rotate 45 degrees and grill for another 2 minutes.
If your grill was hot enough and the are relatively thin (less than an inch), they should be done after about 8 minutes total. If your pork chops are thicker than 1 inch, move them over to the cooler side of the grill after searing (or turn down the heat) and continue cooking with the lid closed until they are done.
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