Pork Chops with Plums & Cranberries


Chef’s Notes: I used two spice blends in this recipe, so it may be difficult to duplicate this exactly, but the idea is to create a spicy grilled pork chop that is topped with a plum & cranberry reduction. The flavor of this dish is fairly intense and rich; a simple green salad is all that you need to add to make a meal. The idea for this dish was inspired by this recipe.

Pork Chops with Plums & Cranberries
(Serves 2)

2 boneless sirloin pork chops

Spice Rub
1/2 tsp. paprika
1/4 tsp. Mrs. Dash extra spicy seasoning blend
1/4 tsp. Market District curry spice blend
Pinch of allspice

Sprinkle both sides of pork chops with salt and pepper and then cover with spice rub. Place in preheated grill pan or fry pan and cook over medium heat until browned and cook through. (Time will depend on thickness of the meat.) While the pork chops are cooking prepare the fruit reduction.

Fruit Reduction
1/2 C. orange juice
2 T. balsamic vinegar
1/4 C. dried plums (about 4 – 6 pieces)
2 -3 T. dried cranberries
1/8 tsp. ginger
1/8 tsp. nutmeg

Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to boil and continue to boil until liquid is reduced and syrupy. Serve over pork chops.

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