I’ve been hearing about this reverse sear method for a while now so I finally broke down and tried it with a beautiful set of Pork Rib Chops.
What is a Pork Rib Chop exactly? A pork rib chop is essentially a pork chop cut from the rib roast be can be boneless or served with the baby back rib attached (as seen below). You will occasionally see these “frenched” which means that the meat is removed off the bone resembling a popsicle stick.
Back to the Reverse Sear Method. My friend Larry from “Big Dude’s Eclectic Ramblings” mentioned this to me a few weeks ago and I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
So what is the big deal about the “reverse sear” method? All the research I’ve done says that the end result is more tender steaks. You can get into the nitty gritty about the effect of the enzymes in the meat while they’re on indirect temp, blah blah- but the bottom line is more tender steaks with great char marks.
I used my chipotle bbq rub on these and served them with a grilled romaine salad and steamer packet sweet potatoes and Scott told me numerous times during the dinner that this was the best meal I had made in a long time. So these got Scott’s seal of approval. He is, after all, my CTO (Chief Tasting Officer). The grilled romaine salad recipe is below – it's one of those recipes that make you look like a grilling rock star and yet it's so easy and great every time! Ingredients:
- 4 Pork Rib Chops
- 1 tbsp olive oil