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Grilled Pork Chops


4 pork loin chops, about 3/4-inch thick

1 teaspoon Kosher salt

1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried lavender

2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme 

1 teaspoon minced fresh rosemary 

1 tablespoon olive oil


In a small bowl, combine seasonings and olive oil.  Rub mixture onto the pork chops.

Cover the pork chops with plastic wrap and let sit 1 to 2 hours at room temperature.

Prepare outdoor grill.  Place chops on grill and cook until desired doneness.

Serve with a grilled corn salad.



Grilled Salmon

2 to 4 large cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons fresh lavender buds
1/4 cup soy sauce
3 tablespoons honey
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
4 fresh salmon fillets

In a large bowl mash garlic and lavender buds together. Add in soy sauce, honey, lemon juice, olive oil, and sesame oil.  Whisk together to blend. 

Add salmon fillets to the mixture.  Cover and marinate for at least 30 minutes.


Prepare outdoor grill.  Place salmon, skin side down, on the grill and cook for 8-12 minutes.  Baste frequently with marinade.  Turn salmon once, and cook for a few minutes until salmon flakes easily with fork and turns opaque.

Serve with roasted asparagus finished with lavender

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