Add some ‘jazz hands’ to your boring meat and steamed vegetable entree with this simple Pork Chop and Brussel Sprout recipe.  I realize that I’ve included a quasi-non-Paleo ingredient in this one, so please forgive me.  But the combination of Balsamic Vinegar and Brussel Sprouts goes together so well – just like Chris Cornell and Eddie Veder in Temple of the Dog.  Or like 70% off and BCBG.  2 of my favourite combinations in life.  Bon Appetite:
Ingredients (serves 2)
Pork Chop Marinade
2 Bone-In Pork Chops (the bone-in pork chops turn out moist-er than the boneless)
– 1 Tbsp Fresh Rosemary
– 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Garlic

– 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
– 1 Tbsp Lemon Juice
– 1 tsp Fresh Oregano
– 1 tsp Fresh Thyme
– pinch of sea salt and some pepper

Brussel Sprouts
– 15-20 Brussel Sprouts
– 2 tsp Olive Oil
– 1/2 Cup Onion Sliced
– 1 Tbsp Fresh Chopped Garlic
– 2 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar.  Vinegar is not entirely Paleo – check out this link to understand why.  The Balsamic Vinegar is what carmelizes the brussel sprouts and gives them a delicious sweet taste.  It may not be 100% Paleo, but it’s still alot better than eating a piece of gluten or chocolate.
– sea salt and pepper to taste

1. Chop and crush your garlic and herbs really well (use a food processor if you have one).  Mix it with the Olive Oil and Lemon Juice and marinate your pork chops for about 3 hours (you don’t need to leave it 3 hours…it will work just fine if you rub it on prior to the grill).
2.  Grill the Pork Chops on the BBQ or in a pan if you don’t have a grill. 
3. Wash and Cut the brussel sprouts in half. 
4. Steam them in the microwave for 5-6 minutes (put them in a dish filled 1/2 inch with water and covered with plastic wrap) until they’re about 90% cooked through
5.  In a separate pan, heat the olive oil and add the garlic and onion
6. Once the garlic and onion has softened, add the brussel sprouts and balsamic vinegar
7. Stir-fry the brussel sprouts for about 7 minutes or until they have softened to a desired texture
8. Serve and Enjoy

My Semi-Primal Husband gave the following testimonial: “mmmm….the fresh herbs taste really good on the Pork Chop. You did a good job on the brussel sprouts too. It’s all very good.”