June 06, 2008

Pomegranate-Mint Glazed Pork Chops




Ingredients:
for the marinade:
1/4 cup pomegranate infused balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons pomegranate molasses
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 large springs worth of mint
2 inch knob ginger, grated
salt
pepper


4 thick cut (about 1 to 1 1/2 inch) pork chops


Directions:
Mix together the marinade in a small bowl. Pour over the pork chops and marinate at least 2 hours. Prepare your grill for grilling. Cook them on high or the hottest part of your grill for 3-4 minutes on each side or until each side is well browned. Then either turn your grill to a lower temperature or move to a cooler part of the grill. If your grill has a vented cover, cover and cook for another 3 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160. Serve hot!



My thoughts:

my grill friday
For this recipe, it is important to use thick cut pork chops, they thick enough to hold in the juices and stay moist. Thinner chops cook more quickly but they also have a tendency to dry out and get tough. The sugar content of the pomegranate molasses helps the outside of the pork caramelize and take on a glossy sheen without burning or over cooking the meat. These are some of the juiciest and most flavorful chops I have ever had!


No grill? Bake or saute these as you would any pork chop or use a grill pan.

Shown in the background: grilled rapini and mushrooms.



15 comments:

  1. Looks good Rachel, I thought they were steaks they looked so juicy. Also, the dish behind them looked tasty.

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  2. Thanks Kim! And the dish behind them will be in a future "My Grill Friday" so stay tuned!

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  3. The piggy tongs are so cute!

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  4. Sounds quite delicious, fairly easy and innovative!

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  5. How are you liking your new grill? I am thinking of buying that one for my husband and am curious to know your thoughts. :)

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  6. I love our new grill! It cooks wonderfully and is easy to clean.

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  7. Rachel.....
    That's my kind of dinner. Those chops look so delicious. Very nice!

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  8. Those chops look absolutely fabulous! Yum!

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  9. I love the pig tongs!!!!! So cute, might have to keep an eye out :) Unfortunately my grill hasn't been working since the end of last summer... so i'm jealous, those chops look delish!

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  10. Thank you for your recent pork chop recipes.
    I'm a former vegetarian cooking for my meat loving man, who has loved each and every one of your pork chops.

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  11. Nice pig tongs....and even nicer chops.
    You're making me want to come back to Baltimore, lady!

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  12. Those pig tongs are just too darling...where did you get them??

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  13. Sheena, the tongs came with this.

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  14. i like the sound of that marinade! we had loads of bbq last week! shouldve seen this earlier to wow the guests!

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