Lemon Basil Pork Chops with Wild Rice
Green vegetables do wonderful things for you when you are upping your ingestion of meat protein, so shovel 'em in to keep your body's pH in check and everything running smoothly.
METABOLISM REVOLUTION: DINNER PART 1
MEAL MAP A
MEAL MAP B
MEAL MAP C
|FRESH BASIL||1/4 CUP MINCED||1/4 CUP MINCED||1/2 CUP MINCED|
|GARLIC||2 1/4 TEASPOONS MINCED||2 1/4 TEASPOONS MINCED||1 1/4 TABLESPOONS MINCED|
|FRESH LEMON JUICE||2 1/4 TEASPOONS||2 1/4 TEASPOONS||1 1/4 TABLESPOONS|
|SEA SALT||1/4 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED||1/4 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED||1/2 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED|
|GROUND PEPPER||1/8 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED||1/8 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED||1/4 TEASPOON, PLUS MORE AS NEEDED|
|PORK LOIN CHOP, *THICK-CUT||4 OUNCES||4 OUNCES||8 OUNCES|
|WILD RICE||1/2 CUP COOKED||1/2 CUP COOKED||1/2 CUP COOKED|
|ASPARAGUS||2 CUPS 1-INCH PIECES||4 CUPS 1-INCH PIECES||4 CUPS 1-INCH PIECES|
|FRESH LEMON JUICE||AS NEEDED||AS NEEDED||AS NEEDED|
1. In a small bowl, combine the basil, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper and mix well. Coat both sides of the pork chops with the mixture and let sit for 20 minutes. Steam the asparagus in a steamer or steamer basket over boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until crisp-tender and bright green.
2. Heat a grill to medium or heat a grill pan over medium heat.
3. Grill the chops over direct heat for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until the internal temperature reaches 145º F. Let rest for 5 minutes.
4. Serve with wild rice and steamed asparagus alongside. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with lemon juice.
*If you don't eat any animal products, you any substitute any Vegetarian Protein from the Metabolism Revolution Food List in your book. Need a copy? Metabolism Revolution is available from booksellers now!
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