Pork Essentials: Honey/Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

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Andy Anderson !

By
@ThePretentiousChef

You can glaze a pork chop with all kinds of sweet items. This glaze has a sweet/sour aspect to it that doesn’t overpower the taste of the pork chop; on the contrary, it compliments it.

It’s a simple recipe to assemble, and is perfect when you’re looking for a simple dinner that is not overly complicated, yet taste yummy.

Let me make a suggestion: Please try this recipe with the toasted nuts, and the goat cheese... you will LOVE it.

So, you ready… Let’s get into the kitchen.

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Serves:
2
Prep:
20 Min
Cook:
15 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

  • PLAN/PURCHASE

  • THE GLAZE

  • 1/4 c
    fresh clover honey
  • 1/4 c
    maple syrup
  • 1 Tbsp
    balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp
    coconut sugar
  • 1 medium
    cinnamon stick
  • 1 pinch
    cayenne pepper, or to taste
  • THE PORK CHOPS

  • 2 large
    pork chops, thick cut, bone in
  • 2 Tbsp
    grapeseed oil
  • ·
    salt, kosher variety, to taste
  • ·
    black pepper, freshly ground, to taste
  • ADDITIONAL ITEMS

  • ·
    toasted walnuts, chopped
  • ·
    crumbled goat cheese

How to Make Pork Essentials: Honey/Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

Step-by-Step

  1. PREP/PREPARE
  2. THE GLAZE
  3. Gather your Ingredients (mise en place).
  4. Combine the glaze ingredients in a small saucepan, over medium-low heat.
  5. Allow the ingredients to come to a slow, slow simmer.
  6. Simmer and occasionally stir for about 20 minutes.
  7. Remove from the heat and reserve.
  8. THE PORK CHOP
  9. Gather your ingredients (miss en place).
  10. Pat the pork chops dry with a paper towel, and then brush with the oil on both sides.
  11. Sprinkle both sides with some salt and pepper.
  12. Place a skillet over medium-high heat, and wait for it to come up to temperature.
  13. Chef’s Note: I am using a grill pan; however, any good skillet will do just fine.
  14. Add the pork chops, and then brush with some of the reserved glaze.
  15. Wait until the pork chops release easily from the pan, and then flip, about 2 – 3 minutes.
  16. Brush with the glaze, and wait about 2 minutes.
  17. About every 2 minutes flip the pork chops and glaze, until they are cooked through.
  18. Chef’s Note: This process will take a total of about 15 minutes, so you will be flipping and glazing about 5 or 6 times.
  19. PLATE/PRESENT
  20. Add to a pre-warmed plate, and garnish with the toasted walnuts and goat cheese, if using, and maybe a bit of additional thick balsamic vinegar. Enjoy.
  21. Keep the faith, and keep cooking.

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About Pork Essentials: Honey/Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops

Course/Dish: Pork
Main Ingredient: Pork
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy




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