For the marinade, heat the olive oil and pepper flakes in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat until very hot but not boiling, 5 to 7 minutes (do not let the flakes brown). Remove from the heat and let cool 5 to 10 minutes. Stir in the remaining ingredients and let cool completely.
Pour the marinade over the chops in a shallow nonaluminum container, cover, and refrigerate 2 to 3 days.
Heat the grill or broiler and let the chops warm to room temperature.
Remove the chops from the marinade. Lightly sprinkle with salt and pepper and grill or broil chops 4 minutes each side for medium-rare. Serve with fried potatoes and artichokes or with a potato gratin with prosciutto and artichokes.