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Grilled Pork Chops with Fennel Coriander Rub

Tender boneless porkchops, brined and rubbed with Fennel Coriander spice and optional blueberry peach sauce.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Entree
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Author: Angela Roberts


Boneless Ribeye Pork Chops with Aromatic Rub and Blueberry Peach Compote

  • 8 boneless ribeye pork chops
  • Brine see recipe below
  • Dry rub see recipe below
  • Blueberry Peach Compote recipe below
  • salt pepper


  • 3 cups water
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons salt

Fennel Coriander Spice Rub

  • 1 tablespoon fennel seed toasted
  • 2 teaspoons coriander seed toasted
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sea salt optional
  • !Blueberry Peach Compote Ingredients
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup chopped peaches can use frozen, defrosted
  • 1 cup blueberries can use frozen, defrosted
  • 4 tablespoons finely chopped shallots
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar or white wine or white vinegar See notes.
  • dash salt
  • black pepper


Pork Chops

  • Brine pork chops in water, sugar, and salt mixture for 20 minutes. In the meantime, make the compote and aromatic rub. ((Do not brine longer than 60 minutes).
  • Heat Grill to high (400 degrees).
  • Rub with olive oil and sprinkle on dry rub.
  • Spray grill with a grill spray or wipe some oil on grates.
  • Place chops on grill. Turn after 5 minutes. Grill 3 more minutes. Let sit for 3 minutes.
  • Pork should be cooked no more than 145 degrees to maintain tenderness. Pork continues to cook, and it's suggested to test with a meat thermometer at 135, and allowing to rest.
  • Serve with blueberry peach compote below.

Compote Instructions

  • Defrost fruit. You can put frozen peaches in microwave for 30 seconds. Chop. Sprinkle 2 teaspoons sugar over each peaches and blueberries. If fruit is fresh, you may use less sugar.
  • Heat butter in sauce pan. Add shallots, peaches and blueberries until cooked through about two minutes.
  • Add balsamic vinegar, dash salt. Bring to boil, reduce heat to low, continue to cook for about 15 minutes or until liquid is reduced. Smash blueberries with fork.

Fennel Coriander Aromatic Rub

  • Grind fennel seed in small food processor or magic bullet. You can also crush inside of a plastic bag and use mallet. Toast in small frying pan for about 60 seconds, stirring. Add in coriander powder, black pepper and sea salt.


Shopping List:
Pork Chops
Ground Coriander
Fennel Seeds
Frozen Blueberries (or fresh)
Frozen Peaches (or fresh)
Balsamic Vinegar (You can substitute a dry vermouth, white wine, or wine vinegar.
Pantry Items
Olive oil
black pepper