Chipotle-Herb Butter Porterhouse Chop

by | Jun 6, 2013 | Food & Drink, Sponsored | 2 comments

Chipotle-Herb Butter Porterhouse Chop

Chipotle-Herb Butter Porterhouse Chop

Nom. Nom. This little recipe is made using the Pork Porterhouse cut. My friends at the National Pork Board sent over this recipe to share with you. It’s an easy, and delicious meal… perfect for the summertime months ahead!

Chipotle-Herb Butter Porterhouse Chop

4 bone-in loin chops, about 1-inch thick

2 teaspoons paprika

Salt and pepper to taste

Olive oil for brushing*

Corn on the Cob

4 pieces of corn, shucked

2 teaspoons olive oil

Chipotle-Herb Butter

4 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature

2 tablespoons cilantro, chopped

1 tablespoon chopped chipotle pepper in adobo sauce*

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

Preheat grill over medium high heat and brush with olive oil. Sprinkle paprika, salt and pepper on both sides of the chops.

Grill the pork for 8-9 minutes, turning once halfway through, until cooked to 145 degrees F.  Remove the pork from the grill, tent it with foil and let it rest for 3 minutes. 

Brush the corn with olive oil and place on the grill. Grill the corn for a few minutes on each side, turning regularly until it is charred. Remove from grill and set aside. 

In a food processor, combine softened butter, cilantro, chipotle pepper and freshly squeezed lime juice. Pulse for 1 minute until it’s fully combined.

Dish up 1 tablespoon of the compound butter on top of each piece of pork, and serve alongside a piece of corn on the cob.

*You can find chipotle pepper in adobo sauce canned in the ethnic or Latin section of most major supermarkets.

Yield: 4 servings (1 serving:  1 chop, 1 piece of corn on the cob and 1 tablespoon of cilantro butter)

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 25 minutes

Join me next month when I take on rib grilling… Will rub or sauce win? Each of these grillmasters (Chris Lilly and ray Lampe) make a good case…

Would you like to learn more about pork chop cuts? The National Pork Board collaborated with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to help create new pork cut names! Why?


With this pork cut name makeover, we… the consumer… will be able to better understand what pork cuts are what. Meaning, it is going to be a lot easier to choose and identify our favorite cuts.

Some of the new cut names include:

  • Pork Porterhouse Chop (Previous name: Loin Chop)
  • Pork Rib-Eye Chop, Bone-In (Previous name: Rib Chop Center)
  • Pork Rib-Eye Chop (Previous name: Rib Chop)
  • Pork New York Chop (Previous name: Top Loin Chop)

New pork name cuts infographic

Would you prefer a Loin Chop or Pork Porterhouse Chop?

They are the same cut, but Pork Porterhouse is far more memorable, not to mention the name almost automatically induces mouth watering.

Pork Porterhouse.

Pretty cool, right?!

*Disclosure: Just so you know, I am working with the National Pork Board this year… a Pork 5 member. I will be sharing about certain pork goodness throughout the year. I would have talked about bacon anyway, might as well call this thing official. And just in case it isn’t clear: all thoughts, musings, and digressions are my own.*

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