Maple Planked Rosemary & Lemon Pork Chops

by Kathy Strahs on July 7, 2011 · 6 comments

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I got to be “that house” last weekend. The one in the neighborhood whose backyard grill is billowing out aromas that make you stop what you’re doing and say aloud, “OMG, what are they making over there and can we have some?”

In my case it was the woody scents of the maple grilling plank and fresh rosemary sprigs under my Rosemary and Lemon Pork Chops that caused a fragrant scene. Ever since the Cedar Planked Salmon with Brown Sugar I’ve been pretty hooked on plank grilling. I just love that smoky flavor the planks impart to whatever you’re grilling and the meat seem to come out so moist throughout. When I was at Williams-Sonoma the other day I picked up another cedar plank for more salmon soon and a maple plank, which came with the recipe I’m sharing today. They also sell an alder plank, which I’ll have to try next.

I was so pleased with how these pork chops came out. Pork chops are kind of my cooking nemesis – I have a tendency to overcook them, especially boneless ones like this recipe called for. I’ll credit the planks and my trusty meat thermometer for ushering me toward the juiciest, most flavorful chops I’ve made in a while!

Maple Planked Rosemary & Lemon Pork Chops



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marla July 7, 2011 at 1:22 PM

I also just purchased a maple grilling plank. Now I know just what to do with it :)

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dani July 7, 2011 at 4:33 PM

wow! they look amazing!!!
i can just imagine how good they smelled :)

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Tracey July 14, 2011 at 11:16 AM

My husband is always begging me to make pork chops, so he is going to be really excited that your gorgeous post caught my eye. Those pork chops look perfect!!

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patsy July 18, 2011 at 6:30 AM

I’ve wanted to try plank grilling for awhile now… always thought it was more suited to grill fish though! Now that I see that there are more options, I’ll have to get some planks and start grilling!

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Elissa August 22, 2011 at 6:34 AM

I bought the planks after reading this recipe. The planks didnt come with a recipe but maybe that’s because I bought the set of 3 that includes one of each. We made this recipe the other night and the aroma that was coming from the grill was amazing. The pork chops tasted great too. Thanks

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Kathy Strahs August 22, 2011 at 7:00 AM

I’m so glad you liked them – hope you love those other two planks as well! This has quickly become one of my favorite ways to grill. :-)

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