Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Peaches

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Grilled Pork Chops with Balsamic Peaches

3 tbsp chopped fresh rosemary

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp kosher salt

1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper

2 tbsp plus 4 tsp olive oil, divided

5 (6 to 8 oz) bone-in rib pork chops, 1-inch thick

4 fresh peaches, pitted and halved

4 tsp light brown sugar

4 tsp balsamic vinegar

Coat grill rack with nonstick cooking spray. preheat grill to medium-high (350-400). In a small bowl combine rosemary, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Drizzle 2 tabelspoons of the oil evenly over both sides of each pork chop. Rub rosemary mixture evenly over each chop.

Grill pork, covered, 5 minutes per side or until grill make appear. Reduce heat to medium (300-350) or move chops to outer edge of grill rack over indirect heat. Grill covered, 5 minute more for medium rare (145) or to desired doneness. Transfer chops to a platter. Cover loosely with foil; let stand 5 minutes.

Meanwhile brush the cut side of each peach half with remaining 4 teaspoons oil, and sprinkle evenly with brown sugar. Place peaches on grill, cut sides down. Grill 4 minutes per side or until grill marks appear and peaches soften. Transfer peaches to a cutting board, and cut into slices. Arrange peaches over pork chops, drizzle with vinegar and serve.

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