Grilled Pork Chops With Mustard, Honey & Sage

Anyone living in Canada or anyone who’s visited here or knows a Canadian, will understand why we’re sometimes called “crazy canucks”.

From a cooking perspective, throw any bad weather at us and if we want to eat something grilled, we’ll grill it in the worst of weather conditions.

I’ll grilled outdoors when it’s pouring rain, extreme cold and yes, even when it snows. I think the only time I haven’t grilled is when it’s hailing (hail hurts my head).

The weather around here is definitely closer to winter than it is to summer. It was just a week ago that I had the A/C on. The switch on the thermostat has been flicked towards the furnace…exit…stage winter!

I love me a good pork chop but I do get bored with the same ole’ slab of pig on the grill. This quick and easy marinade did the trick, however.

I have autumn flavours working here…sage, mustard, honey, oregano and bay…sound good so far?

I also wanted to test out my new coffee grinder which will never be used to grind coffee.

I’ve seen many food personalities use this contraption to grind spice mixtures into a fine powder.

I want that too!

Let’s grill!

Grilled Pork Chops With Mustard, Honey & Sage
(for 4)

2 Tbsp. of fresh sage
2 tsp. of dry oregano
1 bay leaf

2 tsp. of whole, mixed peppercorns

1 tsp. coarse sea salt

4 tsp. of Dijon mustard

2 Tbsp. honey

4 tsp. of canola/sunflower oil
zest of 1/2 lemon

squeeze of fresh lemon juice

  1. Using a mortar & pestle or dedicated coffee grinder for spices, add your sage. oregano, bay leaf, salt and peppercorns and grind into powder.
  2. Now empty the spice mixture into a large Zip-lock bag, along with the honey, mustard, oil, zest and lemon juice. Mix to incorporate the marinade and taste-test and adjust accordingly.
  3. Add your pork chops into the bag and squish the contents so that the marinade has coated all the chops. Throw in the fridge for at least at at least and hour (ideally three hours) and return to room temperature before grilling.
  4. Pre-heat your grill to a medium high heat (should be able to count to five when placing your hand over the heat). Brush your grill well to remove any residue and treat it by wiping some canola oil.
  5. Season your pork chops with some salt and a little more black pepper and place on your grill.
  6. Your pork chops should take 4-5 minutes per side. When the chops are done, allow to rest for a few minutes before serving.

© 2008 – 2009,
Peter Minakis

. All rights reserved.

Print Friendly

58 Comments for “Grilled Pork Chops With Mustard, Honey & Sage”

Happy cook

says:

Delicious really classic with the sage,
Can i give you a sugggestion for grilling when it is hailstones, wear a huge hat :-)))

Judy@nofearentertaining

says:

I remember growing up and living there and my Mom used to put on her parka, go outside, make a little path, brush the snow off the grill, and make dinner.

Crazy Canucks!!! Chops look great!!!

Núria

says:

♫ Come rain or come shine ♪ You are a daring griller, aren’t you?

I should try your sauce Peter, although I’m not a fan of mustards… There’s some pork cheeks in my fridge asking to continue the wheel of life ;D

I’m preparing a post with butifarra specially for you… curious chico!

Jan

says:

I want those pork chops! I just love the musard, honey and sage mixture you’ve used.
LOL at ‘Happy Cooks’ suggestion! See Peter even in hail you can now grill away – no worries!

kat

says:

Oh the flavors on that pork chop sound wonderful! I know what you mean about the quick weather change. I’ve had fires in the fireplace for the last two night now.

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Ben

says:

Call me crazy, but to me grilling when it’s cold makes more sense than grilling when it’s 200 degrees outside. Nice combination of ingredients!

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Rosa's Yummy Yums

says:

Grilled pork tastes wonderful, especially if it’s flavored like yours!

cheers,

Rosa

Dhanggit

says:

sage are perfect with pork, but the touch of honey brings it to max level! i love the flavors peter! masarap!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy

says:

This looks great, Peter! I’ve been making a lot of pork dishes lately and I’m always looking for new spins on it. I love the honey-mustard marinade. Those ingredients work so well with pork.

Marjie

says:

Sounds like a great topping for a pork roast, too!

I’ve also turned on my furnace, last week. I’m not a big fan of cold weather *sob*

Lo

says:

Nice grill marks for a Canuck :)

But seriously, I love the fall flavors… am also a big fan of the coffee… er… spice grinder!

Foodycat

says:

The crazy canucks must be related to the daft Afrikaaners. It takes a gale to stop my father in law braaing! Burning logs have to be blowing out of the fireplace.

The Short (dis)Order Cook

says:

I am the last person in the world who should ever call anyone crazy. Grill whenever and wherever you like and be proud! (Said by someone who can’t grill because she has no yard to grill in.)

Your pork chops look classic and tasty. I’d give this flavor combo a whirl in the cast iron pan any time.

melissa

says:

This will be the third one I’ve grabbed from you in the last week. Added to my list.

And we grill whenever the heck we want here in Southern California, but that’s because it doesn’t get cold here. You’re crazy!

:)

Proud Italian Cook

says:

Nice grill marks!! I’ll take pork over beef anytime! What else you got on that plate? potatoes?

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen

says:

I love pork chops! Your sage, honey and mustard deal sounds like the perfect accompaniment.

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Mike of Mike's Table

says:

Sounds delicious and the photo looks great. lol, I will not be outside with you grilling in bad weather though…I’ve had a number of grilling occasions spoiled by the spontaneous FL downpours…

Grace

says:

now you’re speaking my language, mister m. honey mustard on pork is fabulous, and i’m loving the thought of sage in that mix. mmm mmm.

Christie @ fig&cherry

says:

I just made these the other night! Except I used fresh oregano instead of sage. How funny!

Perfectly cooked Peter – love the grill marks.

Marie

says:

Wonderful, and I have pork chops sitting in my fridge right now, just waiting to be used! Yours look delicious!

Bellini Valli

says:

I just recently purchased a coffee grinder too for the same purpose. It beats my hand held one…and it was on sale!!!!!!!!!

Peter M

says:

Happy, good advice…a constrcution hat for extra protection!

Pete, I really enjoyed this chop.

Judy, I do that but now I move the grill up close, near the door and watch the grill from inside.

Nuria, mustard with pork and honey are very compatiable…try it out then say "you no likey", ok chica?

Jan, you could hold shelter for me. ;)

Kat, I have to get some more firewood, thanks for the reminder.

Lisa, good…you're a tough gal.

Thanks, sweet Rosa!

Ben, you have a point and I've skipped grilling when it's blazing hot.

Ivy, practice helps.

Thank you Gloria!

Dhanngit, the honey helps with the grill marks too!

Sticky, this one's a winner…give it a go.

Marjie, good idea…pork roast sounds fab!

Patricia, tell'em Peter sent this over.

Lo, the coffee cum' spice grinder is awesome!

Foody, we love our grilled food.

Disorder, pan-sear and finish in the oven…let me know how it goes.

Kiwi, thank you!

Mel, just call it 'menu plan by Peter"! lol

Marie, yes…potato & fennel gratin.

Jenn, they were "wicked-awesome"!

Oh Mike, don't be a wuss…you won't melt! lol

Miss G,G as in Grace…come git yer pork chop!

Christie, try a little sage…it pairs so well with pork.

Darius ,pork chops is da bomb.

Jen, hungry again? lol

Marie, please do…this marinade is easy and tasty.

RecipeGirl

says:

You completely rock at grilling. If I grilled that delicious- looking pork chop, it would be dry as a doornail. Any special tricks to retain a moist chop?

I heard that you’re getting some cold weather here in the next few days. Snow? It’s been 88 degrees here for a long time now. Today, we’re supposed to drop 10 degrees so maybe I’ll get a chance to make something rather fall-like for dinner this weekend!

Jeff

says:

Nice grill marks on that chop. I am right there with you grilling outdoors. I have operated my smoker when it was pouring snow to the point I had to shovel around the base. Now thankfully I can cook everything in the garage.

Good use of the new coffee grinder. You won’t realize how you lived without it.

Sandie

says:

Would you look at those grill marks?! YUM.

Now I wish we were having pork chops for dinner tonight instead of shrimp…but still…it’s going on the grill so you’ll know it’ll be wonderful.

P.S. What brand coffee grinder (spice grinder) are you using?

Rosie

says:

Delicious!!! A dish my family would really enjoy for sure with sage and Dijon mustard & honey on a pork chop a match made in heaven.

kellypea

says:

Pork & sage are so yummy together. The dijon and honey send it over the top for me. I'm searching for tonight's dinner and these chops just might take care of things. Thanks!

kellypea

says:

Don’t know if anyone else has mentioned, but the “Print this Post” button prints text, photos, but not the recipe. Is that how it’s supposed to work? Just checking…

Shayne

says:

oh my those chops look great. I have been into pork chop latley after not having chops in years. You grill marks are impressive.

melissa

says:

Peter, I just made these on Wednesday and my husband and I both LOVED them. Thank you for this seasonal, tasty recipe. :)

Charlotte

says:

Best pork chops yet! thanks for recipe and keep ’em coming – my family continues to ask!

Happy New Year!

Jan