Making protein during the week is either a well thought out and planned process or a last minute speed-thawing session. A go-to for me is Lawry’s seasoning salt or Famous Dave’s Rib Rub, but these have a big flavor and can overpower the rest of the meal easily. Tonight, to go with the rich but soft truffle-oil brussel sprouts (see side dishes section) I wanted a softer flavor to match. My mother-in-law got me a packet of Herbs de Provence earlier this year that smell amazing, the problem is that I don’t really know what to do with it. I have used it on meat in the past and did not salt enough, so I thought I would give them another try tonight.
Once the pork pieces thawed out I seasoned them generously with salt, then lightly with pepper, and a medium sprinkle of garlic powder. Then I put the herbs de Provence on and patted the pork down.
Grilling time is a tricky situation in our house. My husband has slowly become the primary griller, however he needs close adult supervision. In an effort to not under-cook the pork we left it on a minute or two too long. It wasn’t totally dried out…but not juicy either. We cooked it for 9 minutes on each side, probably would have been done around 7-8 minutes on each side.