Sunday, May 3, 2009

Pork & Potato Salad

The weather is finally starting to change in Chicago, which means it is grilling time. We love to pull out the grill and cook up some delicious grub. Chris has a small suitcase grill, that we carry up to the roof top when we want to grill. It works really well. It is from Crate and Barrel, I looked on the site but they don't seem to sell them anymore. Any grill will work just fine. Last Sunday, we decided to make pork with potato salad and a side of asparagus. It was so delicious and it was nice to sit outside and eat our meal.

Marinated pork

4 boneless pork chops
1/2 cup maple syrup
1/2 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup molasses
1/4 cup chopped scallions

a few hours before you are going to grill, combine the maple syrup, soy, molasses and scallions. Mix it up really good and then drop the pork chops into the mixture and coat everything really well. Now you want to place the bowl in the refrigerator for at least a few hours and up to overnight.

When they are done being marinated, place on a hot grill and cook about 4 minutes a side, depending on how hot your grill is. Most pork will be pink in the middle, so don't be scared. You can always use a meat thermometer

Let them rest, and then you are ready to eat.

Now onto the side dish

Dill Potato Salad

This potato salad is slightly tangy and light.

8 smallish potatoes red or yukon gold- we actually used Klondike Goldust.
1 cup yogurt- of course we used our homemade yogurt, see below for instructions.
1 small onion chopped
1/2 cup chopped fresh dill
1 lemon squeezed

Boil the potatoes for about 10 minutes or until tender with a fork. While you are boiling them combine the yogurt, dill and lemon. You can put this in the fridge while you are waiting for the potatoes.

Let the potatoes cool before you cut them. Then you can either slice them or cut them more into cubes, whatever you prefer. Then toss them into the yogurt mixture and you have potato salad.

To add the asparagus to the dish, we just tossed them with some olive oil and salt & pepper. When we put the pork on the grill, we just tossed them on there. Make sure to rotate them a little and they will most likely cook faster than the pork.

Just add a beer and you have a delicious summer meal!

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