Compensation for this post was provided by Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand via AOL Media. The opinions expressed herein are those of the author and are not indicative of the opinions or positions of Huhtamaki Inc. for the Chinet® brand or AOL.
Ranch Pork Chops with Grilled Jalapeno Corn Salsa is the perfect summer dinner! Fresh crisp corn is charred to perfection, mixed with jalapenos for a spicy salsa then served with juicy, grilled ranch pork chops!
What is it about the smell of a charcoal grill that just screams summer? That conjures images of backyard parties complete with tiki torches, background filled with country music and chitter chat of friends?
That is exactly how I choose to spend every weekend during the summer. Well, that and at our lake house! But we can totally do the tiki torches and country music thing there too. Either way, summer is meant for outside get-togethers and my husband manning the grill. Which means my end of the stick for dinner is pretty darn simple. I will take that every day please.
This dish is just that. Summer gatherings. Dinner made simple. With simple flavors; fresh summer flavors at that! Corn is at its prime. Either way you eat it, on the cobb or off, it is hard to go wrong!
The grilled jalapeno corn salsa takes this dish to the next level. While the pork chops are juicy and seasoned with ranch seasoning, it is hard to deny the show of this meal is the charred corn. I can’t get enough of peaches and cream corn during the summer. It goes hand in hand with summer for us. The spicy jalapenos marry with the sweet summer corn to create the ideal flavor combination: sweet and spicy!
The salsa can be made one of two ways: grilling the corn on the cobb then cutting the kernels off; or your can cut the kernels off first then use a small grill pan or foil pan to char them. Either way, the corn will slightly char on the outside to create that ultimate smoky flavor and slight crisp.
These days, with a little one around, time is even more valuable. Meaning time with him, along with our friends as well! So when we are able to gather with friends, I would rather be enjoying my time with them, than cleaning up our mess. That is why Chinet® Classic White™ is a barbecue staple. They are elegant enough for these juicy, charred pork chop with crispy corn salsa, or for any outdoor occasion, making clean up a breeze. They are not like other paper plates, which I am not a fan of. These plates are stylish, strong enough to handle the biggest of appetites and ensures we spend our party with friends rather than doing dishes!
Now bring on the tiki torches and country music! I am ready for ya.
For more entertaining inspiration visit mychinet.com!
Items I used to make this recipe:
Hungry for more summer, grilled dinners?
If you make this recipe, make sure to snap a photo and hashtag it #WITHSALTANDWIT. I’d love to see what you are cooking up in your kitchen!59