After a full day ending with a parent/son baseball game with Nathan’s team over at Pine Lake park, I decided that I needed to try out a couple recipes from the books that I got for father’s day. As a main course, I chose to make Asian spice-rubbed pork chops with wild mushroom-soy vinaigrette from the Bobby Flay book. As a side, I whipped up some Risotto coupled with grilled asparagus wrapped in pancetta with Citronette; chosen from the Mario Batali book.
We paired a bottle of 2006 Cinsault (columbia valley) limited release Chateau Ste Michelle with the meal and the results were off the chart.
Of course, I have to include some gratuitous shots of the food. Guys, remember that the best way to continually justify the purchase of a Big Green Egg is to grill dinner often for the family ;-) I think Erin would have let me spend 10x the amount on a green egg had she known ahead of time the kinds of meals that she would be served throughout the year.
Be sure to get thick 1+” chops
The wild mushroom-soy vinaigrette zaps the taste buds and tastes amazing with the grilled chops
After you wrap the asparagus in pancetta, refrigerate for an hour and you’ll get the best results when grilling
The citronette sauce gives the asparagus a tangy flavor that pairs well with the main course.
Here’s my plate just before I consumed every bite.