Final Barbecue of the Year (Probably…)

Posted By Stephen

As evidenced by yesterday’s steak and kidney pie, we seem to have moved almost completely into winter cooking mode already. However, today’s weather was rather good and it seemed like a good day to squeeze in one last barbecue (although we will of course be glad of any opportunity to have another one!).

We haven’t barbecued pork chops together before, so we bought some this morning and marinated them in olive oil with some lemon zest, garlic, salt, rosemary and bay for a couple of hours. We put some baked potatoes into the oven (I know… cheating when you’re having a barbecue and forward planning would give you delicious barbecued potatoes) and also some butternut squash.

The pork chops worked out well, with zesty lemon and savoury herb flavours coming through. It was a bit of a battle to stop the fire from flaring up and turning them to cinders though. The potatoes were delicious, with crispy skins (we had rubbed them with a very light coating of olive oil before baking) and floury insides. Served with a rather nice bottle of white Mercurey.

Sep 14th, 2008

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  1. Lizzie said,

    I’ve had 3 bbqs this year. Absolutely disgraceful! Pork chops on the bbq are something I haven’t tried before, but I admire your self-restraint; I can’t help but have a full-on meat fest once I fire the coals up!

  2. Sylvie said,

    I’m still hoping for a couple of late summer scorchers, I haven’t given up quite yet! I don’t think I’ve ever bbq-ed pork chops either, just belly pork, which works great and goes beautifully crisp.

  3. Antonia said,

    I’m ashamed to say that my barbecue haven’t seen the light of day this year at all… Almost felt like firing it up this weekend, but changed my mind (…especially as I too have bought pork chops for tonight). Lovely with the Mercurey too, I’m sure!

  4. Stephen said,

    We haven’t had many barbecues this year either. Kerri went through our posts for this year and last year, looking for barbecues, and found that we’d had loads more last year even though that wasn’t a particularly good summer either. A good excuse to try to squeeze another one in.

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