Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze

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Holy cow, I have not posted in a while. It has been crazy. Took a little trip to Nashville to see Samantha 🙂 It was great seeing her.  It is crazy, I have never been to Nashville until this year and by the end of the year I will be there 4 times. It is a great city to visit.

I went to Alton Browns book signing in St. Louis.  He was fabulous and funny.

He was waiting for them to get done introducing him.

I was watching Giada on Food Network. She was making these amazing pork chops that were making me drool. It was super easy to make and delish.

                          Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze                                   adapted from Giada’s Recipe on Food Network

Pork:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil, plus extra as needed
  • 4 (8-ounce) boneless pork chops, about 1 1/2 inches thick
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes ( I really did not measure this, I just sprinkle each side with the red pepper.)

Glaze:

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 2 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 scallions, pale green and white parts only, finely chopped
  • 1 2 teaspoon chopped fresh rosemary leaves
  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch cubes, at room temperature
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Pork: In a large, heavy skillet, heat the olive oil over high heat. Season the pork chops with salt and pepper, to taste, and sprinkle with the red pepper flakes. Add the pork to the pan and cook until cooked through. for about 5 to 6 minutes on each side, or Remove the pork from the pan, cover loosely with foil, and set aside.

Glaze: In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar, honey, garlic, scallions, and rosemary to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until the honey has dissolved. Simmer for 9 minutes, or until slightly reduced. Remove the pan from the heat and whisk in the butter until smooth. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Arrange the pork chops on a platter and drizzle with the glaze.

Ingredient Line Up.

 

Mix all the glaze ingredients (except butter) in a saucepan.

Sprinkle each side with salt, pepper and red pepper flakes.

Heat oil and cook pork chops 5 to 6 minutes on each side.

Sautéed asparagus in a but of olive oil.

Simmer sauce

Whisk in butter and add salt and pepper.

Spiced Pork Chops with Sweet and Sour Glaze. Yum.

This was really tasty. Jim, a friend suggested that this sauce would be great on chicken or salmon. I agree with him. I served this with sautéed Asparagus and Roasted Sweet Potatoes.  If you have not tried the sweet potatoes, you need too! Seriously, even if you do not like sweet potatoes.

I hope to get back on schedule. Sorry for the delay in posting.

I am trying a Fresh Apple Cake w/ Brown Sugar Glaze today….stay tuned 🙂

Inspiring Thought of the Day.

~Relish Food & Life

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