This recipe is from the July 2007 issue of Gourmet. I had torn the page out and added it to my great big folder of recipes, but never prepared it until last Thursday night. I'm sure glad I finally got around to it. Boneless pork chops cook quickly on the grill and the bright citrusy flavors in the sauce will make this a summer staple for us.
I served Black-Bean and Tomato Quinoa with the chops. This was a great combination. The boys loved the quinoa, Dylan has never met a black bean he did not love. They enjoyed the pork chops as well, but did notice there were crushed red pepper flakes in the sauce. I think they are getting used to them.
I had an equipment causality while making the quinoa. The recipe has you steam it in a sieve after boiling. It helps to dry the grain, making it light and fluffy. My only sieve had a plastic handle, you can guess what happened. It melted! Thankfully it didn't ruin the food. Now I can get some proper stainless steel sieves.