Anyone else dream about what their outdoor dream kitchen would look like if time and space and money were no issue? 🙋🏻♀️No, that is not a picture of my outdoor kitchen but I wouldn't complain if someone would like to build this in my backyard. 😉
Four days in a row with no rain, has me in the mood to cook outside again. ☀️It also has me thinking about what my ideal outdoor kitchen would look like. A Big Green Egg and a giant outdoor fire place crafted out of beautiful large stones are absolute must haves. Lots of counter space and oversized cabinets would be great. Oh, and I would be remiss if I didn't include a smoker so I can infuse all of my meats and cheeses with deep, smoky flavor. Dream big. Am I right?
My current outdoor cooking space includes a Big Green Egg. Period. I do ALL of my grilling, smoking and barbecuing on the "Egg". I don't have a lot of space on my deck so I had to choose the most efficient piece of outdoor equipment that I could find. Hello Big Green Egg. It really does it all. And until I get my dream outdoor kitchen with a fire pit and a designated smoker, I'll be using my "Egg" to give my meats that smoky flavor.
Grill Smoked Pork Chops are one of the easiest things to cook on the Big Green Egg. The marinade gets reused as a glaze for the pork and it's the most delicious thing that you can imagine. Pair these pork chops with a simple salad and a vegetable and you've got yourself a beautiful Fall feast.
Grill Smoked Pork Chops
1 cup brown sugar
6 Tablespoons kosher salt
4 one inch thick pork chops
3/4 cup cider vinegar
8 sprigs fresh thyme
3 bay leaves
1/2 teaspoon pepper
Transfer chops to a platter to rest.
Return sauce to a simmer and drizzle over chops.
Hey Georgia friends - today is the day to get outside and fire up your grills. Rain is in the forecast for the next 7 days so take advantage of this dry Monday and get out there. I'll be outside grilling my meats for the entire week today.
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