Thursday, October 29, 2009

Spicy Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops


The inspiration from this came from repeatedly seeing maple-glazed-something-or-another all over the place here lately! Well, I guess it is that time of year.  I ended up serving these chops with Shortcut Red Beans and Rice as a side, since I already had the chops thawed out when I decided I also had a taste for red beans. Yep, that's how I roll when I cook!

This is a wonderful glaze with just a bite of Cajun spice to kick things up just a bit. Be sure to spoon some of that delicious sauce over each pork chop before you serve them - you won't want to miss that. And remember, chops cook pretty quick, so keep an eye on 'em. Nothin' worse than a chewy, tough pork chop.

I'm pretty sure that this sauce would be excellent on baked chicken. I'll be tryin' that soon enough!

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Spicy Maple Balsamic Glazed Pork Chops
From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish

Glaze:

1/4 cup of chicken broth
1/2 cup of real maple syrup
2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of Slap Ya Mama, or your favorite
   Cajun/Creole seasoning, or to taste

Bring mixture to a boil; reduce to just slightly over medium and cook until slightly thickened and reduced to about half; set aside.

Pork Chops:

1/2 tablespoon of olive oil
4 to 6 pork chops
Lawry’s seasoning salt
Chili powder

Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium high heat. Season one side of chops with seasoning salt and chili pepper. Place chops into skillet with seasoned side down and season the top. Sear, turn and brush with the balsamic maple reduction. Continue brushing and turning until chops are cooked through. Time will depend on the thickness of the chops. Pork chops cook fairly fast, so take care not to overcook them! Spoon remaining sauce over chops before serving.

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12 comments:

  1. I love love this combination on pork and paired with your red bean dish, what an EXCELLENT dinner.

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  2. I'm trying this one this weekend! Looks Soooo good!

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  3. Oh you did it again! I made pork chops last night. Would have tried these instead :( They look great Mary.

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  4. Must be so yum with this great combination of the maple basamic and pork chops

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  5. Thanks, I'm trying this tonight. I took my porkchops out before I left for work this morning so they should be good and thawed and ready to get all spiced up!

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  6. My wife will love this... the sugar in the syrup will color wonderfully... very pretty

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  7. Great recipe. But I'm still laughing at the Slap Ya Mama seasoning. Never heard of it and I love it already!

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  8. Yum. The maple basamic sounds very good:)

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  9. This looks GREAT! I can't wait to try it.

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  10. We seem to have much the same taste in foods and cookbooks. I'm glad to have discovered your blog and will be back frequently. We're next-state neighbors. Fortunately for you, you got the Gulf:) We just get to visit, but that's okay, too. Thanks for sharing your great recipes and ideas.

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  11. I cannot wait to try this. Looking at the picture makes me salivate, seriously.

    I gave you a blog award on my site, cause I just adore your blog!

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  12. I don't think I ever saw a better picture of pork chops. Looks AWESOME!

    Thank you for sharing in my SITS Day last week!!!!!!!!!!!!

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