Balsamic Cherry Pork Chops
This is excellent!
2 Tbsp (plus 2 tsp) olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
3 cups frozen cherries, chopped
1/4 cup chicken stock
3 Tbsp cold butter, cut into cubes
1/2 tsp salt, plus extra to taste
1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, plus extra to taste
4 (6-oz) bone-in pork chops
Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a large skillet over medium.
Add onion and garlic; cook, stiring for 2 minutes.
Stir in vinegar; cook for 30 seconds.
Add cherries and stock.
Cook over high until liquid is thick and slightly syrupy, 5 to 7 minutes.
Whisk in butter, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.
Transfer half of glaze to a separate bowl.
Coat chops with remaining oil and season with salt and pepper.
Brush chops with cherry glaze.
Preheat grill to high and oil the grate.
Grill chops 5 minutes per side or until cooked throughly.
Let chops sit for 5 minutes.
Top with remaining cherry glaze.
Per serving: 320 calories, 20g carbs, 18g protein, 18g fat
60mg cholesterol, 390mg sodium, 2g fiber.
From Parade magazine, July 24, 2011