It’s been a while since my last blog post but I am back at it again. Somehow summer vacation and little people got in my way — not of cooking — just taking pictures and sharing what I have made. So what have I been making? Roast duck, lobster stock (on my trip to Maine), lamb burgers and an array of things for the grill to name of a few.
I hope that you haven’t given up on me entirely and continue to follow my trials and tribulations with food.
Last night I made a delicious maple glazed pork chop. The recipe is from Weber’s Big Book of Grilling. Glazes are great when you don’t have time to marinade the meat. Simply make the glaze as the grill heats up.
This recipe called for equal parts maple syrup, dijon mustard and steak sauce. The perfect pantry meal I might add if you are short on ingredients as I was last night.
I served these chops up with a delicious kale salad and leftover risotto (did you know that risotto freezes pretty well?). Stay posted and I will share that kale salad recipe and new ways to use leftover risotto.
I used thin butterfly pork chops because that was what I had on hand. Generally I recommend using a thick center cut pork chop for a glaze since thicker cuts take a longer time to cook on the grill. It’s harder to get a good glaze with the short cooking time of a thin cut.
That said, these pork chops were delicious. If you like sweet and spicy you’ll enjoy this recipe and it couldn’t be easier. I would happily apply this glaze to all manner of chicken and even shrimp.
Note that I used A1 brand steak sauce, because that is what I had on hand and my daughter loves it on anything (I’m not kidding). Use whatever steak sauce is your preference.
Maple Glazed Pork Chops
4 thick center cut pork chops
2 t pure maple syrup
2 t dijon mustard
1 t steak sauce
Heat grill to medium heat. While the grill is heating mix together the ingredients for the glaze. Brush the glaze on each of the pork chops – leaving some glaze to continue to brush on the chops as they cook. Cook over direct medium heat for about 10-12 minutes, or until the juices run clear. Turn the pork chops over about mid-way through cooking.