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Friday, March 24, 2017

Pork with Balsamic Cherries Recipe

Pork with Balsamic Cherries Recipe
When it comes to meat...pork is my husband's favorite. When it comes to fruit, cherries are his must-have. So, when I saw this recipe that combines two of his favorite foods, I knew it was a dish that I had to make for him. This recipe is pretty simple to prepare and it will make 2 servings. Perfect for a gourmet romantic dinner for two!


Pork with Balsamic Cherries Recipe

2 bone-in pork chops; trim away any extra fat
⅓ cup bottled balsamic vinaigrette – choose a low oil type or make a batch from scratch
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar, kept aside
2 tbsp butter
2 large shallot, thinly sliced
⅓ cup low-salt chicken broth
1 cup fresh tart cherries; pitted
Parmesan cheese

Coat pork in vinaigrette and allow to rest. Minimum 10 minutes up to 1 hour. In a pan melt 1 tbsp of butter over medium high heat. Sauté pork until brown, about 3 minutes per side. Set pork aside, covered.

Add remaining butter to pan and melt. Add sliced shallots and sauté until lightly golden. Add stock, pitted cherries and the remaining marinade to the onions. Deglaze pan and bring contents to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer. Add pork to the pan and simmer until cooked through - about 2 minutes per side. Check temp for doneness. Plate the pork chops and spoon sauce over to serve.

Note: If using sweet cherries - Taste test the sauce prior to adding pork and add extra balsamic vinegar to taste. Serve with wild rice or egg noodles with butter and Parmesan cheese

1 comment:

jopb said...

I have not cooked a lot with balsamic vinegar and I want to try adding it more to some of my recipes. THis pork recipe sounds delicious. I would probably have to use canned tart cherries since it would be hard for me to find the fresh ones here.