Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Glazed Pork Chops with Grilled Apples
4 boneless pork top loin or sirloin chops, cut 3/4-1 inch thick (about 4 ounces each)
1 1/2 teaspoons Rosemary Herb Seasoning Mix, divided
2 teaspoons finely chopped , peeled fresh ginger root
1/3 cup apricot preserves
3 tablespoons Dijon mustard
2 medium Braeburn apples, cored and cut crosswise into 1/2-inch slices
1: Prepare grill for direct cooking over medium coals. Season both sides of pork chops with 1 teaspoon of the seasoning mix.
2: Peel ginger root; finely chop using Food Chopper. Combine ginger root, preserves, mustard and remaining seasoning mix in Small Batter Bowl; mix well. Core apples; cut apples crosswise into 1/2-inch slices using Chef's Knife.
3: Lightly grease grid of grill. Brush one side of apples and pork chops with glaze using BBQ
Basting Brush. Place apples and pork chops, glazed side down, on grid of grill. Grill apples 3 minutes and pork 5 minutes, covered, turning once using BBQ Turner. Brush apples and
pork chops with remaining glaze. Grill, covered, 3-5 minutes or until internal temperature
for pork reaches 160°F for medium doneness.
Yield: 4 servings of
Nutrients per serving:
Calories 360 (25% from fat), Total Fat 10 g, Saturated Fat 3 g, Cholesterol 95 mg, Carbohydrate 31 g, Protein 38 g, Sodium 500 mg, Fiber 3 g
U.S. Diabetic exchanges per serving: 2 starch, 4 low-fat meat (2 carb)
The pork chops used in this recipe are from the loin section, which is found to be leaner than many cuts of beef and even skinless chicken thighs.
If desired, 1 teaspoon dried rosemary leaves, 1 garlic clove, pressed, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper can be substituted for the Rosemary Herb Seasoning Mix.
Gala, or other red-skinned apples may be substituted for the Braeburn apples.
A quick way to core apples is using The Corer™, which removes cores and seeds instantly.
Disclaimer: This is NOT my own personal recipe. I found it on a site that did not have a Pinterest link so I placed it here to remember and easily link. Thank you.